Anya Goeders, One of 2018’s Top Sprinters, Verbally Commits to Stanford

Lowell, Indiana’s Anya Goeders has verbally committed to swim for the Stanford Cardinal beginning with the 2018-19 school year. Goeders is one of the top LCM sprinters in the high school class of 2018. She won the C final in the 50m free (25.28) at the recent Phillips 66 National Championships & World Championship Trials in Indianapolis and was 46th in the 100m free (56.48). She also swam the 50m fly (28.42 for 62nd) and the 100m fly (1:03.27 for 86th).

Goeders has foregone competing in high school to concentrate on swimming for Mako Swim Team. She was the youngest semi-finalist in the 50m free at last year’s U.S. Olympic Trials, where she wound up 9th with 25.16. She then went on to represent Team USA at 2016 Junior Pan Pacs in August, where she won the 50m free with 24.85. That swim placed her #2 in the history of the 15-16 age category, just 5/100 off Simone Manuel’s national age group record. Had she been in the 17-18s, it would have been the third-fastest time in history behind Manuel and Abbey Weitzeil.

Goeders hasn’t had quite the same level of success in short course yards but she nonetheless ranks #22 on the all-time list for 15-16 girls in the 50y free (22.44) and #63 in the 100 free (49.39). She went 5-for-5 with all best times winning the 50/100 free, 100 back, and 100 fly and finishing 3rd in the 200 IM at the Indiana Senior State SCY Championships in March.

Her best SCY times are:

  • 50 free – 22.44
  • 100 free – 49.39
  • 100 back – 55.49
  • 100 fly – 54.63
  • 200 IM – 2:02.81

While she is not quite at NCAA scoring level yet in the 50 free, Goeders will help fill the void in the Cardinal lineup that will follow the graduations of Lia Neal (this year), Allie Howe, and Janet Hu (both next year. She will have one year of overlap with rising junior Manuel. Goeders will be joined by Allie Raab in the Stanford University class of 2022.

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ADSF
5 years ago

Allie Raab and Zoe Bartel just committed to Stanford!

Swim Mom Yo
5 years ago

Glad to see another Region swimmer head to Stanford!

stanford fan
5 years ago

congrats anya!!

Hoosier
5 years ago

It’s been amazing watching you over the years! So happy for you and your family. Best of Luck at Stanford and Congratulations!

bobo gigi
5 years ago

Great sprint natural talent. 50 free gold at last junior pan pacs. Her 100 free is not at the same level yet but it should improve a lot at Stanford. Training with the olympic champion can’t be bad.

izzyht
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Will be interesting what she does with a good coach.

SwimFan
Reply to  izzyht
4 years ago

That is a horrible comment, because you do not know what her team had to endure while she trained with MAKO SWIM TEAM, she could only train 10 – 12 hours a week, while most kids her caliber are training 16 to 18 of swimming time. if you actually see her progression she has improve drastically with less time then most other swimmers and with no weight program or equipment to work drylands, that is a sign of great coaching. Also, if you read the article where her coach speaks of “taking it slow in going fast” will explain why her coach is excited for her next steps in Stanford, He wants whats best for her by the natural progression… Read more »

bobo gigi
5 years ago

Her 50 free win in the C-Final of last US nationals in 25.28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlssDcG6hKA

bobo gigi
5 years ago

Her LCM 50 free record 24.85 Gold medal at 2016 junior pan pacs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3YoVvTRZY4

ADSF
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

Thanks for the link. Good find. What about Allie Raab’s VDO?

USASwimerror?
Reply to  bobo gigi
5 years ago

That is a 24.85 with three breaths.

bobo gigi
5 years ago

Her SCY 50 free record 22.44
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5bLsyiHhVQ

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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