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Aisling Allen from Fayetteville, Arkansas has made a commitment to swim for Drury University beginning in the fall of 2021.
“I chose Drury because it’s clear they are driven to be the best. I’ve been inspired by them for a few years now, and I feel privileged to be part of their swim family! I’m ready to work hard and step up to the next level of my swimming career.”
Allen is a senior at Fayetteville High School. She swims year-round with Razorback Aquatic Club AquaHawgs and specializes in the longer end of the freestyle range, 200 fly, and 200/400 IM. She was runner-up in the 200 free (1:56.56) and came in third in the 500 free (5:00.50) at the 2021 Arkansas High School 6A State Championships.
Allen has updated all her times since the start of 12th grade, both in SCY and LCM. In March alone, she improved her 400m free (4:34.08), 800m free (9:20.86), and 400m IM (5:27.29) times at the ISCA International Senior Meet in Florida. A week earlier, at the Arkansas LSC Senior Championships, she notched PBs in the SCY 200/500/1000/1650 free, 200 fly, and 200/400 IM. Allen finished top-5 in the 200/500/1650 free and 400 IM and was 11th in the 200 IM.
In February, at the TYR Winter Long Course Invitational, she added new PBs in the LCM 200 free (2:13.72), 100 fly (1:08.84), 200 fly (2:28.04), and 200 IM (2:37.48). Last fall, she kicked off her senior year with PBs in the SCY 100 free, 200 back, and 100 fly.
Top SCY times:
- 500 free – 4:58.54
- 1000 free – 10:28.49
- 1650 free – 17:21.22
- 200 free – 1:54.78
- 200 fly – 2:06.98
- 400 IM – 4:31.87
- 200 IM – 2:11.76
Drury has a strong distance freestyle group with everyone returning for 2021-22. Allen will overlap with Allison Weber (4:49.99/9:53.12/16:37.22), Marina Amorim (4:52.39/9:58.06/16:45.06), Mackenzie Harris (4:55.92/10:12.56/17:01.91), Karianne Reinertsen (4:57.24/10:15.24/17:09.89), and Morgan Gullette (5:01.01/10:28.23/17:39.83).
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