Ariana Dirkzwager Joins Sister Astrid at Georgia Tech with Verbal for 2022

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Ariana Dirkzwager of Wichita Swim Club is joining her older sister Astrid Dirkzwager at Georgia Tech in fall 2022. She’s a junior at Wichita East High School in Kansas.

I am SO EXCITED to verbally announce my commitment to Georgia Tech! I’m beyond blessed to have had the help and encouragement from my family, friends, coaches, and teammates… love you all. Cheers to swimming with Astrid again! Go jackets!


  • 100 free – 52.03
  • 200 free – 1:52.05
  • 100 back – 57.67
  • 200 back – 2:04.25

Dirkzwager clocked lifetime bests in the 100 free, 200 free and 100 back recently, competing at the 2021 NCSA Spring Junior Championships in Orlando. She competed for Wichita East at the 2019 Kansas HS 6A State Championships, where she finished runner-up in the 200 free and 500 free.

Since the pandemic hit, Dirkzwager has dropped nearly a full second in the 100 free, and she’s also improved in the 200 back.

Georgia Tech’s mid-distance group was led by sophomore Brooke Switzer this past season. Switzer had a breakout year, jumping from the 200 free ACC C-final in 2020 to the A-final in 2021, hitting lifetime bests in freestyle of 49.40/1:45.62/4:45.74. She also swam at her first NCAAs after qualifying in the 200 free.

Dirkzwager joins Caroline Porterfield, Sabina Mrzyglod, Deniz ErtanKendal ChunnKiah Smith, and Sabina Mrzyglod.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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