Back at Petaluma High School after swimming in the world junior championships, Riley Scott can catch her breath following a long, successful season.
"I'm ready for a break but I am excited for the future," she said.
Swimming at the FINA World Junior Championships in Dubai capped a memorable summer for the Petaluma junior.
Training and swimming with Team USA for nearly two weeks in Dubai was a great learning experience for Scott. She finished 15th in the 200-meter breaststroke, her one event, and did not make the finals.
"My swim wasn't what I was hoping for, but it was still great to race. I was excited since I had waited so long to compete," Scott said. "I was disappointed that I didn't make finals, and I wasn't pleased with my time, but I learned a lot from this unique experience."