Addison Skogman from Wisconsin Division I High School powerhouse Waukesha South has verbally committed to Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her decision was first reported on by Phil McDade at WISCA.net, the top local coverage site for Wisconsin swimming.
Skogman, who swims club with the Waukesha Express, has the kind of versatility that Wisconsin-Milwaukee seems to have sought this full as they’re looking to build up a really strong new nucleus after the graduation of All-American Emily McClellan.
Her best races, though, are the distance freestyles, where she’s been 1:54.94 in the 200, 5:00.83 in the 500, and 17:12.15 in the 1650 freestyle.
She’s also a very good 100/200 breaststroker (1:06.00/2:22.92), and IM’er (2:06.91), and given the history at UW-Milwaukee, her career could wind up going that way as well.
Whatever she ends up focusing on, she should score immediate points for the Panthers as a freshman in the Horizon League, including a probable top 8 finish in both the 500 and the mile. She’ll find as an immediate training partner Natalie Johnson, who was the Horizon League Champion in both the 500 free and the 1650 free as just a freshman last season.
Skogman is the second UWM commitment we’ve reported on this fall. Sprint freestyler/breaststroker Jennifer Kordik gave her pledge last week.