Chelsea Piers Backstroker Alexa Pappas Commits to Princeton

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Weston, Connecticut native Alexa Pappas has committed to swim for Princeton University beginning in the fall of 2021.

“I am excited to be a member of such a distinguished group of swimmers who continuously support each other in and out of the pool.”

Pappas has competed for Weston High School, where she is a senior, and for Chelsea Piers Aquatic Club. She specializes in back, fly, and free and has Summer Juniors qualifying times in the 100 back and Winter Juniors times in the 100/200 fly. She wrapped up her prep career last fall with a 55.85 in the 100 back and a 55.82 in the 100 fly.

In August, she competed at a couple of CPAC Return to Competition intra-squads, highlighted by a 54.65 in the 100 back, 55.14 in the 100 fly, 24.27/52.17 in the 50/100 free, 2:02.59 in the 200 back, and 2:02.14 in the 200 fly. Her lifetime bests in most of those events date from 2019 when she competed at both Summer Juniors and Winter Juniors East.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 back – 25.24
  • 100 back – 54.42
  • 200 back – 2:02.12
  • 100 fly – 55.04
  • 200 fly – 2:01.08
  • 50 free – 24.05
  • 100 free – 51.76
  • 200 free – 1:52.45

Pappas will join divers Maddie Seltzer, Franny Noviello and Julia Fidanza and swimmers Isabella Korbly, Jaime Chen, and Emily Appleton in the Princeton class of 2025.

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2 years ago

Welcome to Princeton! Looks like a great class.

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