Bowling Green gets commitment from South African NCAP-er Christin Swanepoel-Stevens

Another member of Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s great senior class has made a college decision, as breaststroker Christin Swanepoel-Stevens will head to Bowling Green State University next fall.

Swanepoel-Stevens, a native South African, will head to Bowling Green, Ohio from Virginia, where she swims club for NCAP and also attends West Springfield High School.

She specializes in the breaststroke events, and says that played a big role in her commitment to Bowling Green.

“I chose Bowling Green largely because I can see myself accomplishing every goal I’ve ever set up for myself through the experience coach Martin has in breaststroke,” Swanepoel-Stevens told SwimSwam this week.

Swanepoel-Stevens has been swimming for NCAP for four years, ever since moving to the United States from South Africa, where she was born and raised.

She’s a tough breaststroker in both collegiate distances, going 1:05.10 in the 100 and 2:20.34 in the 200. Swanepoel-Stevens is also a great long course swimmer, as her South African heritage would suggest, and holds lifetime bests of 1:15.40 and 2:42.74 in the long course breaststroke races. Her short course times would have put her 4th and 5th on the Bowling Green team in the 100 and 200, respectively, and two of the swimmers ahead of her will be gone by next fall, as Carmen Young and Stephanie Boyle are both in their senior seasons.

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