College Recruiting

2x Texas 5A 100 Fly Champion Conor McKenna (2022) Gives Verbal Nod to Princeton

Conor McKenna, an Olympic Trials Wave 1 qualifier in the 200m fly, would have scored in the A final of the event at 2020 Ivies.


5x Kansas 6A State Champion Drayden Bell Chooses Alabama for 2022-23

Sprinter Drayden Bell has announced his verbal commitment to Alabama and plans to begin in the fall of 2022.


UNC Asheville Receives Verbal from Winter US Open Qualifier Brianna Cottingham

Breaststroke specialist Brianna Cottingham has verbally committed to swim for UNC Asheville’s beginning in the 2022-2023 season.

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US Naval Academy Secures Verbal from 2021 Summer Juniors Qualifier Nate Gaver

5-time Ohio DI State Finalist Nate Gaver has announced his decision to swim for the United States Naval Academy beginning in the fall of 2021.


C-USA Champ and NCAA Qualifier Jasmine Nocentini Transferring to Northwestern

Nocentini swept the sprint free events at the 2020 Conference USA Championships, and she won the 100 and 200 free at the meet in 2021.


The Fish’s Collin McKenzie Makes Verbal Pledge to NC State for 2022

Versatile Collin McKenzie, a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 100 back, 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 IM, has verbally committed to NC State.


Claire Dafoe Decommits from Pitt; Sends Verbal to South Carolina

Claire Dafoe has given new head coach Jeff Poppell his first verbal commitment to the South Carolina class of 2026.


Two-Sport Athlete Ben Gerhard Verbally Commits to Georgia Tech for Swimming

Pennsylvania all-state first team water polo player Ben Gerhard has opted to swim in college and verbally committed to Georgia Tech for 2022-23.


Winter Juniors Qualifier Katelyn Buono Gives Verbal Commitment to Utah (2022)

55.8/2:00 backstroker Katelyn Buono from Reno Aquatic Club has verbally committed to Utah for the 2022-23 school year and beyond.

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Drury Adds RAC AquaHawgs’ Aisling Allen for 2021-22

Aisling Allen will bring scoring times in distance free, 200 fly, and IM to the GLVC when she suits up for Drury next fall.


Futures Qualifier Ryan McNutt (2022) Makes Verbal Commitment to Penn State

Ryan McNutt will swim for Penn State beginning in fall 2022. He is a rapidly-improving freestyler with Futures cuts in the 50/100/200 free and 100 fly.

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GHSA 7A State Champion Cooper Cook (2022) Verbally Commits to Georgia

200 free/200 back specialist Cooper Cook has made a verbal commitment to the in-state Georgia Bulldogs for the 2022-23 school year.


Quickly-improving Alyssa Heffelfinger Verbally Commits to Army West Point

Alyssa Heffelfinger from Mecklenburg Swim Association has announced her intention to swim for the United States Military Academy’s Black Knights in 2022-23.


Bayley Stewart Graduating Early from Notre Dame, Pursuing Master’s at Tennessee

With Notre Dame, Stewart raced at the 2019 and 2021 NCAAs. The most recent NCAA Championships saw Stewart’s best performances in her life in the backstrokes.


Turkish National Champion Mina Ada Solaker Verbally Commits to Denver

Turkish IMer Mina Ada Solaker has announced her intention to swim at the University of Denver beginning in the fall of 2022.

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