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Jenna Halliday of Lakeland, Tennessee has announced her verbal commitment to swim at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio beginning in the fall of 2022.
“I chose to continue my academic and swimming career at Miami University because of their amazing coaches and swimmers, awesome team culture, and beautiful campus! I’d like to thank my family, coaches, and friends for all their support! Go RedHawks!”
Halliday attends school at the Memphis Home Education Association and swims for the Bartlett Extreme Swim Team. She is a 2020-2021 USA Swimming All-Scholastic team member and a multi-time Winter Junior Nationals qualifier.
Last weekend, Halliday competed at the Huntsville Futures Championship, where she was a finalist in the 50 meter freestyle, placing 13th overall (26.80). Halliday also recently competed at the Southeastern LC Championships, where she dropped time in the 200 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 freestyle, and 100 butterfly.
Best Times SCY
- 50 free – 23.57
- 100 free – 51.53
- 200 free – 1:53.40
- 100 back – 56.29
- 200 back – 2:04.68
When she arrives on campus, Halliday will have an immediate impact on Miami’s roster. Her best time in the 50 freestyle would have ranked 7th on Miami’s roster last season, while Halliday’s best time in the 100 freestyle would have ranked her 5th. In addition, Halliday would have ranked 3rd on the roster in the 100 backstroke, which isn’t even one of her primary events. With more focus on the backstroke events, Halliday could evolve into both a freestyle and medley relay threat for the RedHawks as well.
At the 2021 Mid-American Conference Championships, Halliday’s best time in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle would have snuck her into the B-final in 16th place. She also would have been a scoring threat in the 100 backstroke, where it took a 56.58 to make it back for the final.
Miami finished 3rd at that championship, only trailing 1st place Buffalo by about 40 points. The team was led by freshman Nicole Maier, who won 2 events.
With her commitment. Halliday is set to join Madison Saldanha in Miami’s class of 2026.
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