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“Being a part of the team at UCLA is a dream come true! The coaches and team have been so welcoming and I can’t wait to be a Bruin!”
Goldblatt, a product of the DC-area powerhouse club NCAP, is versatile, but projects out best as a butterflier, with probably a distance freestyle race to complement her three-event collegiate lineup.
Goldblatt hasn’t improved much in yards since her sophomore season, but her long course times improved a lot in the last year, indicating that improvements are still happening.
Best times in yards:
- 200 free – 1:50.37 (as a hs sophomore)
- 500 free – 4:53.88 (as a hs freshman
- 1000 free – 10:14.05 (as a hs freshman)
- 1650 free – 16:44.27 (as a hs freshman)
- 100 fly – 56.02 (as a hs freshman)
- 200 fly – 1:59.60 (as a hs sophomore)
- 200 IM – 2:05.36 (as a hs sophomore)
- 400 IM – 4:25.44 (as a hs sophomore)
Best times in long course meters:
- 200 free – 2:08.56 (2016)
- 400 free – 4:27.16 (2014)
- 800 free – 9:03.09 (2014)
- 100 fly – 1:01.84 (2016)
- 200 fly – 2:15.22 (2016)
- 200 IM – 2:22.17 (2016)
- 400 IM – 5:00.22 (2015)
Her long course times convert to much faster swims than her yards swims indicate – the 100 fly, for example, converts to around a 53.9, and while conversions aren’t perfect, there’s enough there to indicate that she’ll undercut her yards times pretty quickly when it becomes a focus course for her.
Goldblatt was the 2015 Buffalo Sectionals Champion in the 200 fly in long course meters when she was just a freshman.
The butterfly races have been a particular specialty of UCLA over the last half-decade, especially the 200 fly.
Goldblatt attends Woodson High School in Fairfax, Virginia.
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