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All-SCV Girls Swimmer of the Year

Posted: July 1, 2008 1:16 a.m.
Updated: September 1, 2008 5:01 a.m.

Girls Swimmer of the Year for the second straight season. The junior led Hart to first place in the Foothill League and is competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb.

Hart High will be well-known in Omaha, Neb. this summer.

While former Indian Steve Susdorf and his Fresno State Bulldogs played the role of Cinderella in the College World Series, Hart swimmer Jordan Danny looks to fulfill a life long dream of her own in the Cornhusker State.

On Friday, Danny and her family boarded an airplane in route to Omaha where she is vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

Danny is less Cinderella though, and more Goliath in terms of her swimming prowess. After being named the 2007 SCV Swimmer of the Year, she had another monster season to repeat the feat. As usual, you can find her in the pool following her reign in the SCV.

Danny's summer vacations typically involve some kind of swim competition and her family is always there as support.

She scaled back her usually rigourous workout regiment as to not wear her body out.

After all, she is preparing for the biggest sporting event in the world.

And summer 2008 will no less be one to remember.

Danny entered into this week's trials ranked No. 13 after a stellar performance at the Janet Evans Invitational June 6-8.

The senior-to-be is capping off her best season so far with the Indians.

Danny was breaking records throughout the season.

She finished atop the Foothill League undefeated in the 100-meter breaststroke setting a school record this season with of mark of 1 minute, 1.73 seconds.

Danny also set school records in the 200 freestyle (1:54.84) and the 200 individual medley (2:03.18).
She was also apart of the school record breaking 200 medley relay team. The squad placed a mark of 1:47.81 adding to the rich history Hart has established in its swim program.

But Danny didn't stop her preeminence at the league level.

She took it to the CIF-Southern Section Division II meet where she placed first in the 100 breast. Danny's time also set a CIF record.

Danny finished first in the 100 breaststroke at the Masters Meet setting a record of 1:01.96. She also finished 4th in the 200 individual medley.

She made All-America times in the 100 breast, 200 individual medley and 400 freestyle medley.
At the 2008 Junior Olympics Championship meet she set team records for the Canyons Aquatic Club in the 200 breast (2:16.83) and the 400 individual medley (4:30.19).

And at the Swim Meet of Champions in Mission Viejo, she earned her second Olympic trial cut in the 100 breast, swimming her way into the sixth place position.

It was her second trial cut of the year.

Danny is ranked No. 28 in the nation in the 100 breast and No. 13 in the nation in the 200 breast.

Danny's feats have taken her to Omaha, the final stop before China.

Competing alongside such names as Michael Phelps and Amanda Beard, this 16-year old sets her sights on living out her dream in Beijing.

The dream of becoming an Olympian.

And as Danny continues to progress, she figures to be a contender for a long time. 

The 2012 Olympics is not that far away.

Watch out London.


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