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LCC senior Tegan Preston ready to finish banner swimming career on a high note

LCC senior Tegan Preston ready to finish banner swimming career on a high note

Seventeen-year-old Tegan Preston, born in Melbourne, Australia and now nearly a decade into life as a resident of the Encinitas/Carlsbad area (after a brief stint in San Jose) is a success story on all sorts of levels in her adopted country. In the water since she was a toddler, Preston has parlayed early lessons and 10 years of competitive swimming into a stellar prep career and now an opportunity to pursue her sport in college. One of the best swimmers in La Costa Canyon High School history, she is a five-time CIF individual champion (three in the 100 breaststroke and two in the 200 individual medley) and holds the school record in the 100 breast.

A senior, in about a month she...

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