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2011 Torrington High School Hall of Fame inductees. # 1 Caitlin Turina Lee

POSTED April 27, 2011
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


Caitlin Turina Lee

Caitlin began her swimming career at the age of 6 swimming for the Northwest YMCA Lasers program. By the age of 8, she won the Connecticut YMCA butterfly championship and continued to set numerous YMCA age group records in the butterfly, backstroke, freestyle and individual medley events.

While at THS, she was selected captain and earned first team ALL-NVL status all four years. During this time, she set the school’s girls’ swim team records in both the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yaard backstroke. Her record in the 100-yard backstroke still exists. She was the NVL Champion in the 100-yard butterfly in 1998 and the NVL Champion in the 100-yard backstroke in 1999. She also had the distinction of qualifying in the CIAC Class L Championships in the backstroke event for four years and butterfly event for three years.

Caitlin attended Southern Connecticut State University, graduating Cum Laude in 2005. While at Southern, she captained the Women’s Swim Team her senior year. In 2003, she was the Northeast 10 Conference 100-yard backstroke champion and record holder along with swimming on the team’s 800-yard relay freestyle record –setting win. In 2004, she was the Northeast 10 Conference champion in the 200-yard backstroke while also setting a conference record. During her career at Southern, she swam the backstroke leg on the school’s 400-yard medley record-setting team for three years. She was selected to the Northeast 10 Conference Honor Roll Team in 2003 and 2004.

Caitlin is currently employed by the federal government as a Claims Representative with the Social Security Department in Hartford. Married to her husband, Jason Lee, she resides in Tolland, Connecticut and still actively swims in a Master’s Program in Mansfield. CT. Caitlin joins her father, Tony, in the THS Athletic Hall of Fame.

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