Emily O’Neil, CHS senior, signs to swim with LaGrange College

Picture by: Todd Nunez

Emily O’Neil, a Chalmette High School senior, has signed to swim with Division III LaGrange College in the fall. LaGrange College, a member of the Sun Coast Swimming Conference, is located in LaGrange, Georgia. Emily will swim under Head Coach Devin James and will major in Animation. Emily’s best times would have qualified her for several B Finals at the 2018 Sun Coast Conference Championships.

“From the first time I stepped onto campus, LaGrange felt like home. I have already made some amazing friends and I could not imagine going anywhere else. The Animation program at LaGrange is exactly what I am looking for as well. I cannot wait to be a Panther in the Fall!”

O’Neil, from Meraux, was a three-time letterman for the Chalmette High swim team under Coach Millie Soroe and holds the school record in the 200 IM. She also becomes the first Owl swimmer in school history to sign to swim in college. Emily also swims for the USA Swimming team in St. Bernard, the Bluefins, and is a multiple year state qualifier in the 100 Breast and 200 Breast under Head Coach Adam Battaglia.