Montrose Area High School senior Elizabeth Lyden will be one of the new incoming freshmen with Lock Haven University for the upcoming 2019 academic year and will be one of the newest member of the Lady Bald Eagle’s Swim Team under the coaching staff of Phil Hurley.
Lyden formally committed to Lock Haven on April 25 with Coach Marion Austin from the Elk Lake High School Swimming team by her side, along with her parents, Amy and Mike Lyden, and Principal Eric Powers.
Lyden has been a member of the Varsity swim team for the last four years and the Elk Lake Guppy program for three years prior to that. The varsity swim program is a Cooperating Agreement between the Elk Lake and Montrose school districts which started in 2008. This agreement allows Montrose students to swim for the Elk Lake team.
Lyden has been a leader this year on the swim team and her hard work, dedication and perseverance has paid off.
When asked about swimming Lyden said, “It didn’t matter how bad my day was, when I got in the pool all my worries went away. Nothing else mattered, it was just me and the water.” She also stated that she was thankful for the program,
Lyden is looking forward to swimming with her new team.
Anyone interested in the swim program at Elk Lake should contact Marion Austin at (570) 278-1106.