Bound to be a Bonnie: WAHS State-Champion Swimmer Beyer to Continue Academic, Athletic Career at St. Bonaventure

Katie Beyer signed her National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to swim at St. Bonaventure University. She is flanked by her father, Russ, and mother, Deanna, and in the back by sister Meg and brother Andrew.

WARREN, Pa. – Katie Beyer takes it all in stride.

The Warren Area High School senior made waves last season when she became the first swimmer in program history to win a state championship, capturing gold in the 200 free.

She has her sights set on getting atop the podium again this season, having already bettered her school record in the event in the young season.

When it’s all said and done in her high school career, Beyer will move on St. Bonaventure University to swim for the Bonnies.

On Wednesday she made it official, signing her National Letter of Intent.

“I like the close-knit community, the coaches, and the philosophy on how to make me the best I can be,” she said.

Katie Beyer poses with her 2021 state championship banner that will soon be hung in the gym at Warren Area High School.

The Beyers are a swimming family. Older siblings Meg and Andrew are both former Dragon standouts, with Andrew currently a key cog for the Gannon University swim team.

Their father, Russ, is the head coach at WAHS.

“When I was a freshman in high school, I knew I wanted to keep swimming,” Katie said. “High school is a short four years.”

She is in the last of those four years at WAHS, and still has big goals before she becomes a Bonnie.

“I want to defend my state title, to win another one,” she said about the state title.

See Beyer’s full interview from her signing day here: