Articles by Emma Edmund

All About Confidence: Walsh Sporti Collection Brings Fresh New Vibes to the Sport

Alex Walsh and Gretchen Walsh can add something new to their seemingly endless list of accomplishments: designing a swimsuit collection.

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Futures Qualifying Breaststroker and Sprinter Brenna Ross Verbals to Delaware

Ross will have the opportunity to train with Delaware’s top breaststroker, Mania Tasakou. Ross could also become a top 100 breaststroker for the program.

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Summer Juniors Qualifier Christopher Leung Verbals to Northwestern

Leung, a swimmer for Irvine Novaquatics and NAG relay recordholder, has verbally committed to Northwestern University for the fall of 2023.

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New Starts: Kieran Smith Talks Going Pro, Relay Goals, and Future Events

Smith outlined his reasons for turning pro instead of using his final year of eligibility, his hopes for future relays, and his post-swimming career goals.

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Winter Juniors Qualifier Ashlyn Widmer Verbals to Kenyon College

Widmer has the potential to earn points for Kenyon at conference championships upon her arrival in 2023, especially in the back events.

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State Runner-Up Julie Addison Verbals to William and Mary

Addison will be able to train with William & Mary’s top current backstrokers when she joins in 2023. She can also add depth to the IM events.

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State Champion Breaststroker Caroline Foltz Verbals to Indiana

Foltz will join Indiana next fall, along with a couple of other similarly strong breaststrokers. She has the potential to make Big Ten finals upon arrival.

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Futures Qualifier Sophie Schuetze Verbals to Cincinnati

Schuetze will join Cincinnati in the fall of 2023. She can add depth to the butterfly program, and joins 2023 recruits with specialties in all the strokes.

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Katence Putchinski, with Futures Cuts in All Strokes, Verbals to Air Force

Putchinski has the opportunity to have an immediate impact on the team when she joins next fall, specifically in the IM program.

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Futures C-Finalist Talia Bugel Commits to Bucknell

Bugel, when she joins in 2023, could help bulk up Bucknell’s backstroke program, especially with the help of this year’s freshmen.

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“I can grind”: Ryan Murphy on World Champs, His Edge, and 2024

Murphy touched on a wide range of topics with the SwimSwam podcast, including his competitive spirit, his work outside of swimming, and his plans for 2024.

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Tokyo Silver Medalist Erica Sullivan on Swimming, Filmmaking, and Her Future

Sullivan is currently focused on getting back to her pre-injury speeds, aiming to get her 1500 splits back to Tokyo times.

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Distance Freestyler Vivi Criscione Verbals to GCU

Criscione will join her sister, Francesca, who swims for NAU, in the WAC. Criscione has the opportunity to be one of, if not the, top distance swimmer at GCU.

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Breaststroker Peyton Powell Verbals to Cincinnati

Powell was part of the state-winning 200 medley relay in 2021. She will join a relatively young breaststroke team at Cincinnati.

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Futures Qualifier Faith Suther Commits to Liberty

Suther has the opportunity to train with some of Liberty’s top sprinters. She will also join at least seven other new recruits next fall.

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