Alaskan high school teammates make commitments to Washington State, Boise State

A pair of Juneau, Alaska-based club and high school teammates have made commitments to state universities in the lower 48.

Ciera Kelly and Dakota Isaak, who swim for Glacier Swim Club and Juneau-Douglas High School, have made verbal commitments to Washington State (for Kelly) and Boise State (for Isaak).

The two took trips to both schools together, according to this profile on, but ultimately fell in love with different places.

Kelly is probably most dangerous in butterfly, though she brings a solid backstroke to the table as well. Based on her top times, she looks like the kind of versatile sprinter who will keep distances short, but have the ability to fill in several different relay legs for Washington State as she develops in the tough Pac-12 conference.

Kelly’s Top Times

  • 100 fly: 57.61
  • 100 back: 57.57
  • 100 free: 52.93
  • 200 IM: 2:09.46

Isaak, on the other hand, is an excellent breaststroker – she’s perhaps a little less versatile than her teammate but might be a bit more developed in her best event, the 100 breast. She joins the defending Mountain West champion Boise State Broncos and should plug in immediately in her two best races.

Isaak’s Top Times

  • 100 breast: 1:03.69
  • 200 breast : 2:21.10
  • 100 fly: 59.34

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