Club Wolverine’s Sydney Stricklin Sends Verbal to Kentucky for 2021

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Club Wolverine’s Sydney Stricklin has pledged her verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky for the fall of 2021.


  • 50 free – 23.45
  • 100 free – 50.31
  • 200 free – 1:48.10
  • 500 free – 4:53.89
  • 100 back – 54.98
  • 200 back – 1:58.75
  • 200 IM – 2:03.11
  • 400 IM – 4:21.01

Stricklin is versatile, with a solid freestyle range and strengths in backstroke and IM.

Last summer, she finished top 30 in the 100 free (57.34) and 200 free (2:04.54) at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships. She was a bit quicker leading off Club Wolverine relays (56.98/2:03.31). More recently, at the Winter Junior Championships – East, Stricklin made it to the 100 free B-final, clocking a 50.70 to take 15th.

Kentucky had a strong mid-distance free group last year, finishing third in the 800 free relay at the 2019 SEC Championships with all four legs splitting under 1:45. They also have a prolific backstroke group, though they are due to graduate All-Americans Asia Seidt and Ali Galyer after this season.

Stricklin may have the most impact for her sprint abilities; last year, Kentucky only had three women under 50 seconds in the 100 free and none under 23 in the 50 free. Her bests of 25.89 and 56.98 in the 50 and 100 free in long course suggest she may have more drops ahead in yards.

Stricklin joins breaststroker Madeline Wenig in the class of 2025 for the UK women.

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CW Swimmer
2 years ago

Yay Sydney!! Awesome swimmer, amazing person!

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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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