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Canadian freestyler Christey Liang has verbally committed to Michigan’s class of 2026. Liang trains with Edmonton Keyano Swim Club and will join the Wolverines in fall 2022.
I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Michigan!! I want to thank all my friends, family, and coaches who have supported me throughout this process and I can’t wait to be a wolverine!! GO BLUE!!!💙💛〽️
TOP TIMES (LCM / SCY conv.)
- 50 free – 26.50 / 23.37
- 100 free – 56.75 / 50.49
- 200 free – 2:04.19 / 1:49.84
- 400/500 free – 4:27.96 / 5:00.17
Liang has competed at the 2019 Canadian World Trials, where she finished top-40 in the 100 free and 200 free. At the 2019 Canadian Junior Championships, she won the 50/100/200/400 free in the 13-14 age division. She also competed stateside at the 2020 Pro Swim Series stop in Knoxville almost exactly a year ago, one of her last official swims as Canada has taken a very locked-down approach swimming-wise throughout the pandemic.
Liang is yet another addition to a young-but-deep sprint group at Michigan. Fellow Canadian Maggie Macneil (21.3/46.5) and Daria Pyshnenko (21.8/47.9) led the Wolverines in sprint free last season; Macneil is now a junior and Pyshnenko a senior. Sophomore Kaitlynn Sims (1:46.4 last year) and freshman Kathryn Ackerman (1:46.8 this season at an intrasquad) are the team’s top 200 freestylers.
Lindsay Flynn (22.0/48.1) is incoming in their class of 2025, along with Greta Gidley (23.1/49.5/1:48.6), Abby Ketslakh (23.3/50.9) and Kate Shanley (1:49.1).
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