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Madelyn Gatrall of Windsor Aquatic Club in Ontario, Canada has made her verbal commitment to swim for the University of Akron in the fall of 2020. Primarily a backstroker and middle-distance freestyler, Gatrall will join the Zips fresh off their most recent Mid American Conference Championship season in 2019.
I am so excited to be verbally committed to the University of Akron! I would like to thank my parents, coaches, and friends for their endless support throughout my academic and swimming career. Thank you to Coach Brian and Hannah for this amazing opportunity. I can’t wait to see what the future holds! #GOZIPS
At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, Gatrall took 19th place in the 50 LCM backstroke (29.99), 30th in the 100 LCM backstroke (1:03.88), and 35th in the 200 LCM backstroke (2:20.10). She was also the 2019 Spring Ontario Swimming Championships 100 LCM backstroke champion (1:04.30).
Best Times converted using the SwimSwam Time Converter:
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Gatrall will be able to score points for the Zips right away at the conference level; her best times in the backstroke races would have secured her spots in the ‘B’ final, but senior 100-yard backstroke conference champion Sadie Fazekas will have graduate when she arrives. She will join Giovanna Cappabianca, Madeline Dyer, Maggie Clough, and Rachel Sabotin as members of the Zips class of 2024 and will be pushed well in practice by fellow backstroker Clough.
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