California’s Mackenzie Vargas Verbally Commits to Akron

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Mackenzie Vargas of California Capital Aquatics has verbally committed to The University of Akron and will begin in the fall of 2016.

“I am so excited to join such a strong and dynamic swim program.  The girls on the team were so welcoming and made me feel right at home.  I made and instant connection with Coach Peresie and Coach Mergel.  They have a clear vision of where this team is headed, and I’m honored to play a part in this vision.  I can’t wait to start my new journey as a member of the Akron family!  Go Zips!”

Swimming for Roseville, California’s Woodcreek High School in last May’s CIF-Sac-Joaquin Section finals, Vargas placed sixth in the 500 free (4:57.87) and sixth in the 100 fly (57.73). Her top times over the last two seasons are:

100 fly 57.17 1:04.60
200 fly 2:00.36 2:16.43
400 IM 4:25.61 5:03.25
500/400 free 4:57.87 4:30.37
1000/800 free 10:12.08 9:11.27
1650/1500 free 16:52.61 17:35.85

Vargas is a well-rounded swimmer who will make an immediate impact for the Zips, as her 1000 and 1650 freestyle times would each rank second on Akron’s all-time list and her 200 fly and 400 IM would each rank third.

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5 years ago

Go Akron! Can’t wait to see an Ohio pummeling once again. Keep it going!

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