From a Lion to a Hog, McGuirt has exceeded her expectations!

Erin has had constant support from friends and family throughout her years of swimming, and can not wait for next fall.

Searcy,Ark.,(LP) — On November 10, about a week ago, one of Searcy’s athletes got to sign with the University of Arkansas. Not only did Erin exceed her own expectations but she also has inspired many people with her swimming. Erin says she went to tour the university a few months ago, she of course went and checked out the pool and their she ran into Arkansas’s swim coach, Neal Harper. As they talked, he knew immediately that he wanted Erin to swim for the Hogs, and some short months later they welcomed Erin with open arms.

Now a senior, Erin has been swimming since she can remember, whether a way to clear her head or just working at the Country Club as a lifeguard. “I show up to almost everything, that’s after school, with my hair wet because my job is seriously swimming,” Erin tells me, “I permanently smell like chlorine during the summer.” As a child she never knew that joining the sharks would come down to getting to swim for the University of Arkansas. McGuirt is a two-time State Champion in the 200 IM at the AHSAA 6A Championships. She is a USA Swimming Futures Qualifier, as well. Her top times include a 55.05 mark in the 100 fly, 2:06.38 in the 200 fly, 2:05.46 in the 200 IM and 4:25.86 in the 400 IM. Arkansas swimming and diving head coach Neil Harper announced the signing of 10 additions to the program for the 2018-19 season.

“I am extremely happy with our recruiting class,” said Harper. “Last year, we signed the best diving class in the country. This year, we have signed swimmers that will contend at the SEC and NCAA Championships. This year’s team created great chemistry and a culture that our recruits fell in love with. It is an exciting time to be a Razorback, as we continue to work on becoming the most improved team in the country.” ( Searcy is beyond proud of Erin McGuirt and can not wait to see where she goes through her years at University of Arkansas. Don’t forget to give McGuirt a pat on the back and a smile because come next fall, she is a hog!

Erin is now signed, and ready to further her education and swimming career at The U of A



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