Courtesy of Danielle Carter
Danielle Carter dives into the pool at a recent swim meet. Recruited by several colleges, the Los Altos High senior signed a National Letter of Intent with UC Berkeley last month.
For most of the population, five seconds is a small and irrelevant amount of time. For Danielle Carter, 5.24 seconds were all that separated her from the Australian Olympian who took first place in the women’s 100-meter backstroke at the 2018 FINA Swimming World Cup in October.
The Los Altos High senior, who placed 13th in the race, should have several more opportunities to swim against elite-level competition – she’s headed to UC Berkeley next year. Carter verbally committed to Cal in September and officially signed her National Letter of Intent Nov. 14 at a signing ceremony on campus.