Kayla Stone swims to Merrimack

Morgan Smith, Staff Writer

provided by Kayla Stone
Kayla Stone poses in her Merrimack swimming gear.

Senior Kayla Stone has signed her commitment to swim at Merrimack College for the next four years. After her career on the Westford Academy swim team, she knew she wanted to swim in college. Stone has swam since she was young, and it has grown to be her passion.

Stone has honed her skills by swimming with the WA swim team as well as the United Swim club. Throughout her career, she worked to be ranked as the 116th swimmer in Mass.

“Swimming for WA has been the most amazing experience and has shaped me into the athlete I am today,” Stone said.

Stone specializes in breaststroke and free stroke. Her personal best for 50 yards free is 26.53 seconds, which she recently scored at the NE King 15-18 Champs on March 6. This past year at the MIAA Girl’s Northern Sectionals she swam 58:22 in the 100-yard freestyle, and 2:08.46 in the 200-yard freestyle.

She rounded off her high school career by racing in the 100-yard breaststroke scoring 1:12.06 placing fifth and helping her team win the state championship. Stone also competed in the 200 medley relay amongst sophomore, Kate Edison, freshman, Cara Dominici, and sophomore, Alenia Svoboda, that placed fifth.

After all her hard work and determination over the last several years, she is excited to begin her new adventure with her new team.

“After touring Merrimack’s beautiful campus and meeting Coach Erin and the rest of the team, I knew it was a perfect fit for me. I’m looking forward to my next four years as a warrior!” Stone said.