Competed as a varsity swimmer for four years at Red Mountain High School in Mesa, Ariz. ... Coached there by Michael Peterson ... Tabbed as the No. 3 swimmer in Arizona (and No. 85 nationally) by College Swimming.com ... Was a six-time NISCA/Speedo All-American ... Team MVP all four years ... Set three school records including an Arizona state record in the 50 free ... At the 2012 state championship meet she captured second in both the 50 free (23.58) and 100 fly (54.96) ... At the 2011 Arizona 5A High School State Championships she won the 100 fly (55.17) and took second in the 50 free (23.78) ... Her mark in the 50 free was the 10th-fastest time in the state that year ... Best times of 23.21 in the 50 free and 51.87 in the 100 free came at the 2010 state championships ... Top mark of 54.76 in the 100 fly was recorded at the 2013 state meet.
Competed for the Mesa Aquatics club where she holds women's club records in five individual events.
Samantha Guttmacher was born Dec. 10, 1995, in Scottsdale, Ariz. ... Was also recruited by Arizona, Louisiana State and Western Kentucky ... A liberal studies major at San Diego State with career plans to become an elementary school teacher.