Julie Case, a 2010 Greenwich High School graduate, recently concluded her decorated swimming career at Chapman University in record-setting fashion.
Case, a senior, broke Chapman records in the 500-yard freestyle and 1,650-yard freestyle at the 2014 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships at the Brenda Villa Aquatics Center in Commerce, Calif. Case broke her own school record in the 500-yard freestyle at the SCIAC finals, registering a time of 5 minutes, 3.81 seconds. She also topped her own record by swimming the 1,650-yard freestyle in 17:21.74 at the SCIAC Championships. Her impressive time in the 1,650 freestyle was good for second at the SCIAC meet.
Case also had Chapman’s best finish in the 200 freestyle at the conference finals, placing sixth in 1:55.62. Case will graduate as the school’s record-holder in four individual events (200, 500, 1,000, 1,650-yard freestyle) and two relay events (400, 800-yard freestyle). Her outstanding season earned her All-SCIAC honors for the second consecutive year.
Swimming isn’t the only sport Case has excelled in at Chapman, which is located in Orange, Calif. She earned All-American honors as a member of the Panthers’ woman’s water polo team. While at Greenwich High, Case was a standout swimmer and water polo player for the Cardinals. She was a key contributor on a Greenwich swim team that captured four State Open championships and three Class LL titles. Case was one of the leading scorers on Greenwich’s water polo team as well.