Senior swimmer Kiara Norris recently signed to Fordham University to continue her swimming career. Continue reading for a look back on Kiara’s swimming career thus far.
Friday, Nov. 10, St. Mary’s had its third athletic signing of the year, as Senior Kiara Norris officially signed to swim for Fordham University in New York.
Kiara first learned to swim when she was three years old in pre-school and at summer camp. At age five, she began to swim competitively on Memphis Jewish Community Center’s Blue Dolphins swim team. Two years later, Kiara moved to Memphis Tigers Swimming, where she continues to swim today. Over the course of her swimming career, Kiara has been named a Scholastic All-American, was selected as a Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps Finalist, and even holds the Southeastern Swimming record in the 100 Fly Long Course Meters. For her dedication and proven success, Kiara was chosen this year to serve as the senior captain for the St. Mary’s swim team.
Kiara’s St. Mary’s swim coach, Kim MacQueen, says, “Team captain, team enthusiast, and team leader all describe Kiara. She has the innate ability to include everyone on the team and make them laugh. She is an injection of positive energy that every team needs.”
When asked what excites her most about her upcoming move to the “big city,” Kiara says, “I am excited because New York is so unpredictable and there is so much that I can experience there.”
Though the St. Mary’s community is used to seeing Kiara dominate at the St. George’s pool, we will continue to watch and cheer for her from afar — no longer as a St. Mary’s Turkey but now as a Fordham University Ram.