USASwimming has named Mercer Island resident Samantha Edwards as a Scholastic All-American for 2017-2018.
Edwards, 17, has also qualified to compete at USASwimming’s 2017 Winter Junior Nationals that will be held in December in Iowa City, Iowa. The junior national meets are a part of the process by which swimmers qualify to compete on the USA National Swim teams.
Samantha is in her senior year of high school at Cedar Park Christian High School in Bothell, and has competed on the Mercer Island High School girls swim team since she was a freshman in 2014. She has lettered for MIHS all three of the previous seasons and has qualified each year for the Washington State 3A Championship Meet.
At the 2016 state meet, Edwards was the individual high point winner for MIHS. She also earned KingCo All-Conference honors all three years (First Team honors as a sophomore and junior and Second Team honors as a freshman).
Edwards swims for the King Aquatic Club as a part of its national group. She has opted not to swim for MIHS during her senior year so she can focus on her national swimming competitions and on her college admissions.