2019 Aussie Age Group 400 IM Champ Charli Brown to Join ASU Class of 2024

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Australian age group champion Charli Brown of Carlisle Swimming Club in Sydney will join Arizona State this coming season in their class of 2024.

So happy to announce my verbal commitment to Arizona State University. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and believed in me! Excited to be a Sun Devil.


  • 100 free – 56.12 / 49.11
  • 200 free – 2:00.44 / 1:45.62
  • 400 free – 4:16.55 / 4:47.45
  • 100 back – 1:03.29 / 55.93
  • 100 breast – 1:12.21 / 1:03.25
  • 200 breast – 2:35.60 / 2:16.57
  • 200 IM – 2:15.48 / 1:59.17
  • 400 IM – 4:47.92 / 4:13.62

Brown won the 400 IM at the 2019 Australian Age Group Championships for the 16-year-old division, where she was also second in the 200 IM, third in the 200 free and 400 free and fifth in the 100 free. At the 2019 World Junior Championships, Brown represented Team Australia in the 400 IM, where she went 4:51.01 in prelims to finish 11th overall.

Arizona State has had success with mid-distance/distance freestylers recently with impressive 2019-20 seasons from Emma NordinCierra Runge and Erica Laning. They’ll lose Runge and 1:46/4:40 freestyler Kendall Dawson next season to eligibility, while Brown will get just one year of overlap with Nordin and Laning.

Brown should also figure in as a top contributor to ASU’s IM group, and could be a factor in their breaststroke group that loses All-American Silja Kansakoski.

Brown will join the Sun Devils this fall alongside Pilar McCann, Erin MilliganMarte Lovberg and Elli Straume.

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2 years ago

Carlile Swimming Club was named after Forbes Carlile (a Legend of the Sport) in the 1970’s, and not after the English town Carlisle.

Texas Tap Water
2 years ago

Moving from Sydney to Tempe would be quite a shock.

2 years ago

Should I? Yes, I will. Snoopy signs to ASU, too. World Jr. Champ in 200 Dogpaddle.

Corn Pop
2 years ago

ASU has got to get the other Charlie Brown from GB now . It is a once in a lifetime opportunity .

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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