Wethersfield senior Mia Destefani, pictured with parents Jennifer and Rocco, will swim at SCSU next season. Teammate Olivia Thompson will swim at Fairfield Unviersity
Wethersfield High School senior swimmers Olivia Thompson and Mia Destefani have made college commitments to continuing swimming at the next level.
Thompson, a four-year member of the Eagles swim team, has signed a national letter of intent to swim at Fairfield University next year. She is a member of CCC Divisional championship teams in 2017, 2018, and 2019, while also serving as captain and helping the team complete an undefeated 2020 campaign.
Thompson earned all-conference honors every year, while also being selected to the All-Academic Team. In 2018, she earned All-State status in the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay, and in 2019 earned All-State in the 50 free, 100 free, and 200 free relay. Thompson currently holds the Freshman, Pool, and Varsity records in the medley relay, 200 free relay, and 400 free relay.
Thompson was also part of the Eagles tennis team and was a member of the National Honor Society and National Social Studies Honor Society. She also participates in the Interact Club and Environmental Club, in addition to volunteering as a Special Olympics coach. At Fairfield, she will major in psychology.
Destefani, also a four-year letter winner, signed a letter of intent to swim at Southern Connecticut State University. She helped her team win divisional titles in 2017, 2018, and 2019. This season, as a senior, she was instrumental in leading the Eagles to an undefeated season.
During her high school career, Destefani earned CCC all-conference accolades in addition to CCC All-Academic status. She also participated in track & field and managed both the boys' swim team and the boys' lacrosse team.
*Information provided by the WHS AD Michael Maltese and the Athletic Department*
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