Laramie swimmer Olivia McPherson had a tremendous career at the prep level and now will take her shining skills to Division 1 for the University of South Carolina. In her senior year at the 4A state meet, McPherson placed first in the 50-meter freestyle in 23.29 and also took gold in the 100 breaststroke in 1.02.65. She anchored two 1st place relays for Laramie; the 200 medley and the 200 free.

In her junior year in 2018, McPherson won the 4A state championship in the 50 free in 22.94 and also placed 1st in the 100 free in 50.15. McPherson once again anchored a couple of state championship relay teams in the 200 medley and the 400 freestyle.

The Wyoming swimming world took notice of McPherson in 2017 as a sophomore when she picked up a state title in the 50 free in 23.44 with a 2nd place finish in the 100 free. She also was on the state champion 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay for the Plainsmen.

McPherson ended up being a four-time state champion in the 50 freestyle as she won it as a freshman in 23.53. In her freshman campaign, she took 3rd in the 100 at the 4A state meet and her 200 medley relay team took 2nd and the 400 free relay 3rd.

She earned All-American status 6 times in her prep career and spent plenty of time in the pool with the Laramie Swim Club.

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Olivia McPherson
Laramie H.S.