Holmes to swim at Maryland-Baltimore County

Olive Branch High School swimmer Madolyn Holmes has signed to swim at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Holmes was a two-time medal winner at this year’s MHSAA state swimming championship.

Holmes finished second in the Class II 50 yard freestyle in a time of 24.92 seconds and was third in the 100 yard freestyle in a time of 55.16 seconds.

In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Holmes is the 2023 Olive Branch High School valedictorian, was voted Most Likely to Succeed, and is a member of the Hall of Fame.

Madolyn Holmes (center) is pictured with Olive Branch High School swim coach Amanda Lee and Madolyn’s mother, LaRonda Holmes. (Courtesy photo)

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