Horejsi Sets Sights on National Record

Updated: 09/01/2014 9:16 AM
Created: 08/31/2014 5:10 PM

(ABC 6 Sports) -- "We knew she had the potential of being the best swimmer in the state when she was in seventh grade," Albert Lea girls swimming coach Jon Schmitz said. "And Lindsey's worked really hard to make that a reality."

So if you are the best swimmer in the state, where do you go for the best competition?

Albert Lea junior Lindsey Horejsi went to Junior Nationals in Southern California.

"It was such an amazing experience," Horejsi said.

A few weeks ago, Horejsi joined the best swimmers in the country in Irvine, where she took fourth in the 100 breaststroke.

"My mindset was all focused on that event, and that's why I think the 200 breaststroke went better, because I was having fun with it, and went with it, and it was my best time by a lot," Horejsi said.

Still, it's that finish in the 100 that keeps her motivated.

"I just want to get it even more," Horejsi said.

I guess it's not a surprise then, that Horejsi's biggest goal is to set the national record in the 100 breaststroke at some point this year.

"You can't just settle. You always have to keep getting better, and better, and better," Horejsi said. "It's really annoying to work on the little things, but it pays off in the end."

"I think she's really on track for that, and I think it's going to happen," Schmitz said.

"It would just be awesome," Horejsi said. "I'm just excited for it, so we'll see."