#16 in SwimSwam’s Class of 2023 Caroline Bricker Commits to Stanford

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Caroline Bricker from Colorado Springs, CO has announced her commitment to Stanford beginning in the fall 2023-2024 school year. Bricker was recently ranked the SwimSwam #16 recruit in the girls high school class of 2023.

I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Stanford University! Thank you to my family, friends, coaches, and teammates who have helped me achieve this life long dream! I’m so excited to be apart of such an amazing team!!❤️🌲#fearthetree

Bricker swims for Colorado Springs Area Swimming out of Colorado Springs, CO. In December 2021, she competed at Winter Juniors West. There she earned multiple A final swims. She finished third in the 100 (1:00.37) and 200 (2:10.63) breaststrokes as well as fourth in the 200 butterfly (1:56.71). She also swam in the B final of the 100 butterfly where she finished 11th (53.20). Notably, her 200 breaststorke and 100 and 200 butterflies were all personal best times.

Bricker will be entering her senior year this fall at Cheyenne Mountain High School in Colorado Springs. In February 2022, she helped Cheyenne Mountain to a fourth place finish as a team at the 2022 Colorado High School Girls 4A Championships. There she won the 200 IM in a 1:59.37 (1:58.17 alt. adjusted) and was second in the 100 breaststroke in a 1:01.09 (1:00.99 alt. adjusted).

Most recently, Bricker swam at the US International Team Trials in April. There she earned finals swims in the 50 fly (27.79, 24th), 200 fly (2:16.95, 24th), and 400 IM (4:57.65, 22nd). Notably, her 50 fly time was a personal best.

Her best short course yards (SCY) times are:

  • 100 breast: 59.73
  • 200 breast: 2:10.63
  • 400 IM: 4:13.02
  • 200 IM: 1:59.37
  • 100 fly: 53.20
  • 200 fly: 1:56.71

Bricker has the potential to make a huge immediate impact for Stanford. Her best time in the 100 breaststroke would already earn her an NCAA invite. This is huge as Stanford only had one swimmer Allie Raab swim the 100 breaststorke at the 2022 NCAA Championships. Raab is taking a fifth year this next season so Bricker will arrive just as Raab graduates. Raab was also the only member on the roster this past season to swim a sub-1:00 100 breaststroke.

Bricker also has the potential to be a huge immediate impact at the conference level. Her best times would have finished second in the 100 breast, seventh in the 400 IM, and eighth in the 200 breast and 200 fly.

Stanford commits usually announce their verbal commitments later in the recruiting process due to admissions. The Stanford Cardinal won the 2022 Pac-12 Championships and finished third at NCAAs, only six points behind Texas.

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Fan1
1 month ago

Bricker is an amazing swimmer who now swims for Pikes Peak Athletics!

East Coast Swammer
1 month ago

Great option, Stanford is trying to go all out to grab these great swimmers. I would have liked to see a commit to UVA but good luck

Old Swimmer
Reply to  East Coast Swammer
1 month ago

Why should UVA have all the fun?:) I do like UVA but this just makes it more interesting

Observer
1 month ago

Stanfords back baby

Sherry Smit
Reply to  Observer
1 month ago

Never really gone, it’s just that you have to be accepted in order to get a scholarship. I remember 2019 only had Kira Crage, Alex Crisera, and Emma Wheal and all of them committed around this time.

jeff
Reply to  Sherry Smit
1 month ago

I thought the comment was about them having a breaststroker again now

VA Steve
Reply to  Observer
1 month ago

Good top 10 program.

ReneDescartes
Reply to  VA Steve
1 month ago

Gonna old takes exposed this one Steve

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Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Government & Law and Economics at Lafayette College. There she is …

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