Olivia Bray swimming the butterfly, a stroke that has landed her on the USA Swimming National Junior Team in both the 100 and 200 meters.

Bray is the defending Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 3 state champion in the 100 fly, an event she won last February as a sophomore at Lord Botetourt High School.

Now a junior, the Daleville resident has been making her mark as a member of the Virginia Gators, a Roanoke-based swim club coached by Doug and Kathy Fonder.

She is one of 67 swimmers named to the National Junior Team (35 women and 32 men) who come from 25 states.

“This group of National Junior Team honorees who qualified for the 2018-19 National Team is a testament to the incredible dedication and work being done at the club level around the United States,” USA Swimming National Junior Team Director Mitch Dalton said in an announcement about the team. “With two years to go until the 2020 Olympic Games, USA Swimming and its supporters can be very excited about the depth and talent within the junior ranks.”

National Junior Team members must be age 18 or under on Sept. 1, 2018.

According to USA Swimming, there are over 325,000 year-round…



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