Normann takes gold at FINA in Hungary

Woodlands High School senior Swimmer Lillie Nordmann won three gold medals for Team USA at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary. Nordmann won gold in the 200 meter – Butterfly Individual, 800 meter – Freestyle Relay, and the 400 meter – Medley Butterfly events. 


“I’ve been training all summer for it, I’ve had two practices a day. It’s not just physical but also mental training to get my confidence up in a good place,” Nordmann said about her preparation leading up to the Fina World Championships. 


Nordmann is coming into her final year swimming with The Woodlands; she is committed to swim at Stanford University, in California, next fall. Her experience here with The Woodlands helped her achieve success on the world stage. 


“High school swimming is more team centric, which taught me how to be a good team player,” Nordmann stated. 


The rest of the Woodlands swim and dive team is shaping up for another great season, the girls team is coming off of their performance as state runner-ups last year. They hope to make it even further in 2019-20. 


“Our team is looking very good this year, we have got some good incoming freshmen and sophomores and a good group of juniors and seniors; I hope to win at states and finish what we started” Nordmann said. 


When asked how it felt to win a gold medal Nordmann said, “A lot of emotions ran through my head, mainly excited and proud that all my hard work had paid off, that I won for team USA and for my family and friends really meant a lot to me.”