Articles by Alex Hartman

US Open Qualifier Jack Ailshire (2024) Commits to Auburn

Butterflyer Jack Ailshire will step on campus in the fall of 2024, joining a massive incoming class as Auburn seeks to reclaim a top finish at NCAAs.

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Virginia High School State Finalist Lauren Masters (2023) Commits To Old Dominion

Masters is projected to join Old Dominion as one of the fastest sprint freestylers on the team and could snag a relay leg in her freshman season.

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Illinois Picks Up Commitment From TISCA State Champion Gwen Bakker (2023)

Bakker projects to score significant points for Illinois at Big Ten Championships in the breaststroke events when she steps on campus this fall.

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Army Picks Up Valuable Commitment from Butterflyer Daniel Verdolaga (2024)

Verdolaga will add much needed points to Army’s butterfly events as they seek to claim the Patriot League Conference title from Navy.


Futures Qualifier Lane Bradshaw (2023) Commits to Loyola University Maryland

Bradshaw will add breaststroke, butterfly, and IM talent to a large and versatile 2027 class of six others for Loyola University Maryland.


US Open Qualifier and Four Sport Athlete Kenzi Padilla (2024) Commits to Harvard

Kenzie Padilla has chosen to compete for Harvard University’s swim and dive team, though she’s also a talented track/cross-country runner, and pentathlete.


Sprinter Courtney Watts (2023) Commits to Boston College

Watts will be joining the fast-improving Boston College women’s team in the fall of 2023, specializing in freestyle and backstroke.

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NCSA Junior Nationals Qualifier Nick Suranyi (2023) Commits to Hope College

Suranyi has decided to stay in-state and attend Hope College, and is projected to rack up serious points for the Flying Dutch at MIAA Conference Champs.

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Open Water Nationals Qualifier Riley Clinton (2023) Commits to the University of Hawaii

Clinton projects to score huge points for the Rainbow Warriors in distance freestyle when he steps on campus in the fall, particularly in the mile.

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Howard Men Capture First Ever NEC Conference Title, CCSU Women Win Their 7th NEC Title

The Howard University men broke several more conference records on the final night of competition en route to winning their first NEC Conference Championship.


2023 Northeast Conference Champs: Howard Men, CCSU Women Deepen Leads On Day 4

Despite another strong showing by the Long Island men and women on night 4, the Howard men and Central Connecticut State women maintain substantial leads.

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2023 Northeast Conference Champs: 5 NEC Conference Records Fall on Night 3

Three swimmers hit 19-second splits on the men’s 200-yard freestyle relays on night 3, with Howard’s Miles Simon setting an NEC Conference record in 19.42.


2023 Northeast Conference Champs: Pascual Del Cid Splits Sub-20 50 Free

The Long Island University men and women had a pivotal finals session, and three more conference records broken on the second night of the championships.

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2023 Northeast Conference Champs: Records Fall On First Night Of Action

Both the women’s and men’s 800-yard freestyle relay conference records were taken down on the first night of action at the NEC Conference Championships.


Kate Douglass Swims 0.3 Off Of 100 Free American Record, And Won’t Swim It At NCAAs

Kate Douglass broke the 100 free ACC meet and Conference record on the final night of competition. She is now the 3rd woman ever to swim under 46 seconds.