Leah Treglia is among the elite high school swimmers in the nation. And that was recently underscored as Treglia, a rising junior at Smithtown High School West, was named a National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association girls high school swimming All-American.
Treglia’s honor came from her standout showing in the 100-yard backstroke.
She produced a time of 55.45 seconds at the county championships — the top public-school time in the state and second overall during the 2020-21 academic year.
Treglia won her first two county titles this past season — in the 100 fly and 100 backstroke. She suggested she was proud to represent Smithtown on the All-America list, which comprises the top prep swimmers in the nation.
“It definitely means a lot to be top 100 in the country,” Treglia said. “I’m very proud of that.”
Treglia said her best event a couple of years ago had been the 100 fly, but she worked diligently the past year at the 100 backstroke and now labels that her best event.
“I’ve worked very hard in the 100 back the last year,” she said.
She intends to swim in college after graduating from High School West in June 2023.
Treglia has been a member of the varsity high school swim team since the seventh grade, which now is combined with Hauppauge. She also competes with the Hauppauge Swim Club.