Bailey Andison Transfers to IU, Camryn Forbes Leaves IU for Pitt

We’ve seen a bunch of transfer movements this NCAA off-season, and there are two more big ones that have taken place. Camryn Forbes, after her freshman season with Indiana, is transferring to Pitt. Meanwhile, Bailey Andison is heading to IU after finishing three seasons with Denver.


Forbes was a standout YMCA swimmer in high school, and she wound up scoring in the 200 back at the 2018 Big Ten Championships for IU. She also raced the 200 IM and 100 back at those championships, but her only lifetime best during her time at IU came in the 200 IM (2:00.23).

Forbes is from Butler, Pa., and Pitt is just about an hour’s drive south.

Already faster than the Pitt record in the 200 back, and within tenths of the program mark in the 100 back, Forbes could potentially have a very big impact on the program. Additionally, she’s a significant in-state pickup for Pitt.


  • 100 back – 53.94
  • 200 back – 1:54.83
  • 100 fly – 55.25
  • 200 IM – 2:00.23
  • 50 free – 23.47
  • 100 free – 50.07
  • 200 free – 1:48.76


Andison is a very impactful addition to the IU program. It’s rare to see an athlete transfer with just one year of eligibility left, but Andison should nonetheless be a very big boost to the Hoosier lineup next season.

At Denver, Andison has been a prolific IM’er. The Canada native has scored in both IM’s at NCAAs in all three seasons she’s been at Denver, including a 5th place finish in the 400 IM in 2017 and an 8th place finish in the 200 IM in 2018.

Andison is already a full second ahead of the IU team record in the 200 IM, and she’ll bring immediate All-American talent to the roster next season.


  • 200 IM – 1:54.38
  • 400 IM – 4:03.09
  • 100 breast – 1:00.65
  • 200 breast – 2:10.83
  • 100 free – 49.63

Jack Kucharczyk and Jackson Etter both announced decisions to transfer from IU to ASU recently, too.

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Is Andison a graduate transfer? It’s really unusual to see someone transfer with one year of eligibility like that – except if they’ve already finished their undergrad.


She still has a year left of eligibility


So much anarchy at IU…notable coach suddenly not on the roster…cuts…transfers


Welcome to the family Camryn and best of luck. You’re going to love it! Hail to Pitt!


Maybe she wants to stay and train with Lilly when she graduates


Yep pro group more important for sure


May turn into a professionsal swim school…doesn’t seem like an underdog school it’s clams.

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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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