North Shore Swimmers Shine in South America

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Consider for a moment that Reed Malone has only been able to drive a car since April.

The New Trier junior turned 16 in April. Next summer, he will be 17 and competing for a chance to swim at the 2012 London Olympics.

Same for Glenbrook South junior Olivia Smoliga, who will get an opportunity to swim in four events in Omaha at the Olympic Trials.

Both Smoliga and Malone recently represented the U.S. at the FINA World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru. Smoliga, a two-time state champion, finished fifth in the 50-meter backstroke and seventh in the 100-meter backstroke, while Malone took sixth in the 400-meter freestyle.

Check out next week’s paper for more.

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