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Sports, Local Connections
Olivia Smoliga, Glenview's best known and youngest competitive female swimmer, has her priorities in order as a whirlpool of life changes await.
Her first competition following Olympic trials, Glenview's top swimmer shined at the Junior Pan Pacific swimming championships in Hawaii last weekend. Next for Olivia, it's back to school at Glenbrook South and a college visit to Texas this weekend.
Winnetka native helps to clinch the event, along with his relay team, in his 2012 London Olympics berth.
Sports, Local Connections, Summer
The Winnetka native and Loyola Academy alum clocks third fastest time in prelims but fails to medal.
The Loyola Academy alum and North Shore native is in Vichy, France, for a 10-day training camp before competing in the 400-meter freestyle and 800-meter freestyle relay events during the Summer Olympics in London.
Patch caught up with Olivia Sunday on her trip home from the Olympic trials in Omaha. The 17-year-old swim star talks about the competitive experience of a lifetime, what's in store next and why she adores Glenview.
Sports, Local Connections, Awareness
Olivia Smoliga's London dreams officially ended Sunday when she finished out of the money in her third and final qualifying event. The Glenview native will be a senior at Glenbrook South in the fall.
Glenview's favorite swimmer finished in fourth, two places under qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team. Catch Olivia swim her next event on Friday when she hits the pool for the 100-meter freestyle preliminaries.
Glenview's favorite swimmer has outperformed Olympic medalists and is one step away from booking a trip to London. After a grueling day of competition, Patch talked with the 17-year-old athlete before she hit her pillow Tuesday night.
A threat of rain shifted an outdoor ceremony to Park Center. Nearly 150 supporters came to cheer on Glenview's favorite star swimmer, Glenbrook South senior Olivia Smoliga, before she heads to Omaha.
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