Vanessa Pearl

View Current photo via Courtesy of Jack Spitser

High School

Coming out of high school, Vanessa Pearl was a 2x UIL Texas 6A state champion in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 IM (2018). She was a US National Team Member in 2017-18 and a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

Vanessa pearl was #6 on SwimSwam’s Top 20 NCAA Recruit’s for the class of 2018, and #4 on the Re-rank of that class. On May 31, 2017, Vanessa Pearl announced her verbal commitment to Florida.

College (Florida)

2018-19

Vanessa Pearl made an immediate impact at Florida. At the SEC Championships, Pearl finished 2nd in the 400 IM (4:03.56), 4th in the 200 IM (1:53.98) and 6th in the 200 breast (2:08.51). She was also a member of Florida’s 3rd place 200 medley relay and 6th place 400 medley relay.

As a rookie at the NCAA Championships, Pearl placed 15th in the 200 IM (1:56.95), 24th in the 200 breast (2:09.69) and 24th in 400 IM (4:09.98), and was part of the 10th place 400 medley relay, 13th place 400 medley relay and 19th place 200 medley relay teams.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 100 Breast 59.94 02/02/19 Florida vs. Tennessee
Gainesville, Florida
scy 200 Breast 2:08.04 11/17/18 Georgia Tech Fall Invitational
Atlanta, Georgia
scy 200 IM 1:53.98 02/20/19 SEC Championships
Athens, Georgia
scy 400 IM 4:03.56 02/21/19 SEC Championships
Athens, Georgia
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