Senior Clayten Heuberger Medals at OSAA Swimming Championships

Clayten (middle) is pictured here with his teammates, Ella Bartlett (L) and Joseph Souza.

RPA senior Clayten Heuberger took home two third place finishes during the OSAA swimming championships held Feb. 17-18 in Tualatin, Oregon, placing third in both the 100-yard backstroke and the 50-yard freestyle.

A senior at RPA, Heuberger has swam for his hometown high school team, the Sisters Outlaws, since his freshman year. Going into high school, he had never swam competitively, but improved a great deal over the course of his high school career, saying the whole experience was “incredible.”

“Going to Tualatin Hills and competing at my final state championship was a great way to end my high school swimming,” Heuberger said. “I swam in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 yard backstroke in districts and placed first in both, in addition to breaking a meet record in the 100 yard backstroke, allowing me to swim at state the next week.”

In addition to his medals, he earned his personal best times at the swimming championship. Throughout this school year, he also broke four school records at Sisters High School.

An RPA student since his seventh grade year, Heuberger said the charter school has been a great for many reasons.

“I really enjoy my ability to focus on classes I enjoy, and accelerate my learning past what a traditional school would offer”, he shared. “Also, going into high school sports, RPA allowed me to compete with Sisters, which is where my passion for swimming originated. RPA’s wide selection of Advanced Placement classes thoroughly challenged me, and allowed me to always be in classes that were advanced enough for me.”


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