Euro Juniors Semifinalist Charlotte Rigg of GBR Chooses Virginia Tech (2021)

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Charlotte Rigg of England has verbally committed to Virginia Tech’s class of 2025. She trains with City of Birmingham Swimming Club and attends the Solihull School in England.

I am SO excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academic career at Virginia Tech!! I would like to thank Coaches Sergio and Jacy for this incredible opportunity and the team for making me feel so welcome. I’m also extremely grateful to my coach, Carl Grosvenor, and everyone at City of Birmingham for helping me get to where I am today. I am so looking forward to the next chapter and being a member of the Hokie Family!


  • 100 breast – 1:11.05 / 1:01.70
  • 200 breast – 2:29.73 / 2:10.86
  • 200 IM – 2:21.42 / 2:03.64
  • 400 IM – 4:57.98 / 4:22.60

Rigg has competed on the junior international stage for Great Britain on multiple occasions. At the 2018 European Junior Championships, she swam the 50 breast and 200 breast, reaching the 200 breast semifinals and winding up 16th. Last year, at the 2019 World Junior Championships, she raced at all three breaststroke distances, going a lifetime best in the 100 breast (1:11.05) and taking 22nd overall.

With her converted bests, Rigg should be immediately impactful to the Hokies roster next season. In the 200 breast, she would’ve been the program’s fastest by six seconds, and she would’ve been their #2 100 breaststroker behind current senior Joelle Vereb (1:00.4).

Rigg would’ve been an A-finalist in the 200 breast and a B-finalist in the 100 breast at the 2020 ACC Championships.

Rigg joins a class of 2025 that includes Janika Perezous, Alex EastmondAnna SummersAva YandleJulia Nappi, and Maddy Grafmiller.

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1 month ago

Welcome to the Hokie Family Charlotte!

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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