Swim team signs Florida superstar

By Jacinda Sweet

Arizona Daily Wildcat

The Arizona women's swimming team announced the signing of Trina Jackson to a letter of intent to attend the university next year.

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Jackson was named the 1995 national female swimmer of the year by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.

As a student of the Bolles School, she captured Swimming World Magazine's mythical national championship last season, recording the fastest times of the year in the 200-yard freestyle (1:47.28) and the 500-yard freestyle (4:43.27).

Jackson has been a permanent fixture on the U.S. National Team since 1993, competing for Team USA at the Pan American Games in Argentina last March. She captured three gold medals at the games, winning the 800-meter freestyle and the 200-meter butterfly. Jackson was also a member of the first-place 800-meter freestyle relay team.

Featured on the cover of Swimming World Magazine last August, Jackson delayed her collegiate swimming for a year and is currently training in Florida for the 1996 Olympic Games.

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