Carmen “Leah” Retrum

Columbus North High School, 1999 – 2003


Retrum_Carmen_LeahLeah Retrum swam at Columbus North High School, where she earned three state titles in the 200-yard individual medley, of which she was a state record holder.  Leah was undefeated in the 500-yard freestyle, also holding the current state record mark at 4:46.08. She currently swims for the University of Florida. In 2004 Leah finished 7th in the 200-yeard backstroke at the NCAA Championships earned high point honors at the U.S. Open and finished 4th in the 200-yard backstroke at the Olympic Trials.  In 2005, she finished 3rd in the 400-yard Individual Medley, 4th in the 200-yard backstroke, and 5th in the 200-yard Individual Medley at the NCAA championships. She was the 2005 Summer National 200-yard backstroke champion and a gold medalist at the 2005 World University Games.