Distance Star Summer Finke Verbally Commits to Florida State University

Summer Finke from Clearwater, Florida has made a verbal commitment to swim for the Florida State Seminoles beginning 2015-16.

Finke is a distance swimmer who trains under Fred Lewis at Saint Petersburg Aquatics. She competed in the 800m free at 2012 US Olympic Trials and is qualified for 2016 Trials in the same event. This past summer Finke competed at Speedo Junior Nationals, Phillips 66 Nationals, and the US Open Water Nationals.

Finke also swims for Countryside High School in Clearwater, which is coached by Scott Hernon. She is a six-time state finalist in her individual events. At the 2013 FHSAA Championship – Class 4A Championships she finished fourth in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 IM. Finke’s best times over the last two seasons are:

1650y free: 16:27.66        1500m free: 16:45.53
1000y free: 9:51.32          800m free: 8:47.62
500y free: 4:51.29            400m free: 4:19.51
400y IM: 4:23.30               400m IM: 4:58.56

Finke’s mile and 500 free times would have scored in the B-finals of the 2014 ACC Championships, and her 400 IM would have made the C-final. She will have a year to overlap with the Seminole’s most accomplished distance swimmer from last season, Madison Jacobi, who will be a senior when Finke arrives in Tallahassee.

Finke joins Massachusetts commit Meg Brown in the FSU class of 2019.


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