Olympic gold medalist swimmer Kaitlin Sandeno visited Fullerton’s Orange County SoCal Diving to reinforce the important values embraced by the club, including strength, discipline, and determination.
Assistant Coach Tyce Routson said, “Kaitlin possesses a ‘can do’ mindset that a true role model passes onto the next generation of young athletes.”
Sandeno’s message hit home with the young springboard and platform divers, ages 6 to 18, including Laguna Beach’s Liv Mitchell. En route to competing in Olympic Games in Sydney and Athens, she suffered a shoulder and back injury, a car accident, and a decrease in personal confidence. She described her family’s support and focus on enjoying the moment and brought along her four medals.