Inspiring Edison All-County swimmer Thomas Smith of the Aquazot club has committed to LSU, the senior said Friday.
Since his freshman year at Edison, Smith has shared his journey of swimming with a benign tumor in his left knee.
He also has posted some of the fastest times in Orange County. Last season, Smith finished third at the CIF Division 1 finals in the 200-yard freestyle (1 minute, 38.02 seconds) and fifth in the 100 back (49.09).
His best event in college might be the 200 back. He holds the Southern California Swimming record with a 1:43.71.
Smith, a two-time Sunset League MVP, said he picked LSU because of the community feeling at the SEC school.Read the rest of this entry »