McGlaughlin’s amazing first competition back


Evan W.

McGlaughlin getting ready for his next dive.

Evan W.

After suffering a broken leg last year right before the season started, Alek McGlaughlin was eager to return. 

After months of rehab and training, he finally got his chance over the weekend at the West Shore Invitational. 

Mcglaughlin said, “this year I’m looking forward to having the ability to compete in mid penns, districts, and states knowing that I could’ve made states last year, but it just gives me a lot of confidence that I can compete at the level I did today maybe breaking a record and acting as a role model for my other two LD Divers.” 

McGlaughlin did in fact break his own record, which he had set in his freshman year, with a new record, now as a junior, for six divers at 253.90. 

He also placed first in the invitational. 

Coach Druby says she’s excited for this season, “A lot of lifetime bests and opportunities to make it to postseason from the boy divers and the girl divers.” 

McGlaughlin is also excited for the upcoming season saying, “This year I’m just expecting to grow and have closer bonds to each other and I’d like to see our team overall improve and maybe even get districts but improvement is all that I’m looking for.” 

McGlaughlin has a huge goal of reaching states, just one year after breaking his leg. He has a lot of confidence in himself, which is a big factor in this sport. He is not done yet, as after high school he looks to pursue his dream, diving for one of the military campuses. He has a lot of work to do in the next two years.