Duke Picks Up Verbal from 2x Easterns 100 Breast Champion Sarah Foley

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Penn Charter Aquatic Club’s Sarah Foley has verbally committed to the Duke Blue Devils’ class of 2024.

I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim at Duke University! Thank you to my family, friends, coaches, and teachers for their constant support. Go Duke! 🔵😈


  • 100y breast – 1:01.48
  • 200y breast – 2:12.22
  • 200y IM – 2:02.08
  • 400y IM – 4:19.18
  • 100y free – 52.15
  • 200y free – 1:51.33

Foley is primarily a breaststroker, and she has potential in the IM’s as well. This summer, Foley made it to the 18 & under D final in the 200 breast at the 2019 U.S. National Championships, ultimately placing 30th with a time of 2:34.53.

Foley is the two-time defending Eastern Interscholastic Championships 100 breast champion. Representing Penn Charter, Foley took the title in 2018 (1:02.54) as a sophomore and was second in the 200 IM (2:04.16). This year, as a junior, she won the 100 breast (1:01.48) and was third in the 200 IM (2:02.08). At Easterns this February, Foley also anchored Penn Charter’s winning 400 free relay (50.85) and split a 28.09 breast on their runner-up 200 medley relay.

Duke finished fifth at the 2019 ACC Champs. At that meet, Foley would’ve made the 200 breast B final and the 100 breast C final with her current bests. Her flat start 100 breast is nearly a full second better than Duke’s breaststroker was at ACCs with a flying start, so she could come in and takeover medley relay breaststroke duties as a freshman. Duke also had nobody under 2:15 in the 200 breast last season.

Foley will pair nicely with fellow verbal commit Catherine Belyakov, a 1:01.6/2:14.6 breaststroker and 2:01.4/4:22.2 IM’er.

Foley and Belyakov join Aleyna OzkanEmily LenihanEmily Gjertsen and Catherine Purnell in Duke’s class of 2024.

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About Karl Ortegon

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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