Auburn Gets Verbal From Rising In-State Freestyler Russell Noletto

The Auburn Tigers have added their first in-state commitment in the class of 2015, as middle-distance freestyler Russell Noletto.

Noletto was the runner-up in both the 200 and 500 freestyle at the Alabama High School State Championship last season for McGill-Toolen High School. At that meet, he swam lifetime bests in both the 200 (1:39.40) and 500 (4:30.79) yard freestyle events. He also split 46.20 on a 400 free relay anchor.

With current University of Alabama freshman Will Freeman winning both the 200 and 500 last year and graduating, Noletto becomes the favorite in both races as a senior.

Noletto, who trains with the City of Mobile Swim Association under Greg Davis, really bloomed as a junior. He swam the 7  best times of his career in the 200 yard free last season, for a total of almost four seconds of improvement, and cut over six seconds off of his best time in the 500 free.

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