Wednesday was National Letter of Intent signing day, and two area swimmers signed their respective letters in a ceremony at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay. Arica Smith will attend UW-Milwaukee and Conner McHugh will attend the University of Minnesota.
McHugh, the top ranked swimming recruit in Wisconsin according to CollegeSwimming.com, says that Minnesota was always at the top of his list…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/connor1.mp3|titles=Conner McHugh- why he picked Minnesota]McHugh is likely to be competing in primarily breaststroke and individual medley events. Conner has won multiple YMCA National Championships, and now his goal is to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro….[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/connor2.mp3|titles=Conner McHugh- 2016 ]His top event is the 100 meter breaststroke.
Smith said that she just felt comfortable in Milwaukee and that helped her make her decision….[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/arica1.mp3|titles=Arica Smith- Comfortable in Milwaukee]The Panthers are off to a (5-0) start to the season, and we asked Smith what events she would like to swim….[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/arica2.mp3|titles=Arica Smith- What events will you swim?]Smith will swim the 50 and 100 Freestyle events and on two Clipper relay teams at the WIAA Division 2 State Meet Friday Night in Madison.