Articles by Lucas Hetzel

Washington High School State Champion Connor Elwyn Commits to Utah For 2020

Elwyn will join his state 100-yard backstroke runner-up when he arrives to Salt Lake City in the fall of 2020.

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Open Water Nationals Qualifier Emily Appleton Commits to Dartmouth For 2020

Appleton will arrive in Hanover with career-best times in the distance freestyle races that will place her amongst the top times on the Big Green D-Squad.


Backstroker Kaitlyn Bacik Commits to the University of Kentucky for 2020

Bacik will be joining a very large class for the Wildcats, chocked full of backstrokers and sprint freestylers to train with.

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Dynamo Breaststroker Erin Hood Commits to Georgetown University for 2020

Hood will be able to make an immediate impact when she arrives on campus in the fall; her breaststroke times would be the fastest of the current team members.

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North Carolina State Champ Teresa Ivan Delivers Verbal To Ohio State for 2021

Only a junior in high school, Ivan has times in the 50 freestyles that are within striking distance of scoring at Big Tens and qualifying for Olympic Trials.

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Florida High School State Medalist McKenna Smith Commits To Duke For 2021

As a junior, Smith won two bronze medals at the Florida High School State Championship meet in the sprint freestyles.

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Dynamo Backstroker Parker Bragg Has Committed To Swim For LSU For 2020

Bragg capped off his senior year at the Georgia 6A High School State Runner Up in the 100-yard backstroke.

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Georgia Secures Verbal From Local State Champion Breaststroker Jackson Bates

Bates’ breaststroke times from Sectionals put him within 1.5 and 3 seconds of the Olympic Trials cuts in the 100 and 200 meter races, respectively.

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Two-Time State Champion Diver Josiah Fick Stays In State With Minnesota Commit

Fick won the AA High School 1M diving title both as a junior and as a senior after finishing 25th as a freshman and 9th as a sophomore.


Sandpipers Distance Swimmer Gavin Gould Commits to the Air Force for 2020

Gould will join the Falcons fresh off a WAC team championship, including individual championships in the 400 yard IM and 1,650-yard freestyle.

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Upper Arlington Freestyler Erin Reardon Commits To Kenyon For 2020

Reardon has a career-best time in the 200-yard freestyle that would have been invited to the 2019 DIII National Championship meet.

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Ames Cyclone Backstroker Annie Galvin Delivers Verbal To Kentucky for 2021

Kentucky has had a backstroker All-American for every year since 2015, so Galvin will be looking to join the ranks of the great female Wildcat backstrokers.

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SwimMAC Backstroker Kylie Yoder Stays In State With North Carolina Commitment

Yoder adds her name to a large and ever-growing list of swimmers looking to join the rising Tar Heels.

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Connecticut State Champion Ella Dyjak Commits To Florida State For 2021

The Seminoles currently have five girls that have 500 yard freestyle times between two and five seconds off of Dyjak’s best time.

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Mesa Distance Swimmer Mandy Zajdzinski Commits To Move East For Seton Hall

Zajdzinski’s best times in the 500 and 1,650 yard freestyles would have made the ‘A’ final at the 2020 Big East Conference Championship meet.

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