The Octagon

Rebecca Waterson
Junior Rebecca Waterson always has wet hair since she’s a year-round swimmer. Most of her days are spent at the pool, while the rest of her time is split between daydreaming, attempting to sing to her dogs and trying to find time to read her favorite books. She loves all food except seafood, her dislike blossoming from a traumatic experience involving clams. Plus, she could never eat her fish friends! Contact at

Rebecca Waterson, Blogger

Sep 06, 2018
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: How has college recruitment for swimming already started? (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Sophomore has magical experience at Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (video included) (Story/Media)
Mar 04, 2018
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Years of skiing, ballet have improved swimmer’s stroke (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Every swim meet is unique; here’s the physics behind it (video included) (Story)
Dec 28, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Good blogs come to those who wait (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: In the end, I probably owe my win to the horrific seaweed (Story)
Sep 16, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Getting back into the groove is easier when you’ve stayed in shape (Story)
Aug 03, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: What Lies Beneath (Story)
Jun 26, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Crowded warmup pools a fierce battle for swimmers before competition begins (Story)
May 26, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: For a swimmer, the road to becoming world-renowned is long, complex (Story)
May 03, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Long-course season leaves swimmers wondering ‘Where did the wall go?’ (Story/Media)
Apr 16, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Spring break doesn’t slow down the busy life of a swimmer (Story/Media)
Mar 31, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: First high-school swim meet brings ankle injury, but also anticipation for season to come (Story)
Mar 07, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Interested in swimming? First learn the slang! (Story/Media)
Feb 01, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Friends that swim together, stay together (Story)
Jan 13, 2017
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: It’s an old, tired excuse: ‘I can’t, I have swim’ (Story)
Dec 27, 2016
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Championship swim meets in the winter mean spending holidays at the pool (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Swimmin’ in the rain isn’t nearly as fun as singin’ (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Freshman swimmer remembers inspiring former coach Debbie Meyer at new pool (Story/Media)
Nov 12, 2016
International students discuss variations in classes, dress code, cafeteria food, extracurriculars, athletics in interactive map ()
Oct 31, 2016
CHLORINE CHRONICLES: Early Saturday swim meet in Palo Alto forces freshman to butterfly stroke with injured shoulder (Story)
Sep 24, 2016
NKOTB: New freshman polymath excels at guitar, piano, video games, art and taekwondo (Story)
Sep 17, 2016
Girls’ JV volleyball puts up good fight against Woodland Christian (Story)