Citrus swimmer off to Concordia

Two time All-American and reigning WSC Male Swimmer of the Year, Weston Locatell, has signed on to continue his college career at NAIA member Concordia University Irvine.

“Concordia is a newer swim program, and everything I’ve heard about the program I like. It’s a great opportunity to be a part of a growing and nationally competitive team,” Locatell said. “[Citrus Head] Coach [Tim] Kyle has helped me get better in the best way possible these past few years. The competition at the State level has helped push me.”

Locatell helped the Fighting Owls to their best conference finish in 12 years this past season, as he paced Citrus for a second place finish at the WSC Championships. Locatell swept all three of his events at the WSC Championships and finished 2nd at the State Championships in the 200 Butterfly. Locatell was also named Citrus College Male Athlete of the Year two weeks ago.

“With hard work and dedication to the sport, Weston has managed to set his name alongside the best of the best in Citrus History. Now he has set his sights even higher with Concordia University in mind,” said Citrus College Head Swim Coach Tim Kyle. “Only great things will come to an individual like Weston,m who has such passion to excel. Look for Weston to leave a huge impression at the NAIA level of swimming in the near future.”

Locatell will join an emerging program at Concordia. This past year, the Eagles placed third at the NAIA Championships in St. Peters, Missouri.

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