Fast-Dropping Breaststroker Adry Kasemets Commits to Louisville (2021)

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Adry Kasemets of Mundelein High School in suburban Chicago has verbally committed to Louisville. Kasemets, who is currently a junior, will join Louisville in the high school class of 2021.

Earlier this season in November, Kasemets finished as the runner-up at the Illinois High School State Championship meet in the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.95. A real 100 breaststroke specialist, Kasemets finished 23rd in the 200 IM in 2:08.36 at that same meet.

In long course, Kasemets won the Des Moines Futures Championships last summer in the 100 breaststroke, swimming a 1:12.63. Futures Championships are a championship-style meet designed to help bridge the gap between regional Sectional championships and Junior National Championships, and for Kasemets it did just that: her swim improved her best time by over 3 seconds and qualified her for the summer Junior National Championships and U.S. Open.

The Olympic Trials standard is 1:10.99.

Kasemet’s best time actually came at her high school sectional (pre-state) championship in 1:01.89. Her best time coming into her junior season in the 100 yard breaststroke was 1:05.51.

Best Times in Yards:

  • 50 breaststroke – 30.99 (28.47 on a relay start)
  • 100 breaststroke – 1:01.89
  • 200 breaststroke – 2:23.19
  • 100 fly – 58.68
  • 200 IM – 2:05.79

The current Louisville breaststroke group is pretty deep, with 4 swimmers ranked in the top 17 in the ACC this season, but 3 of those 4, including junior Mariia Astashkina (1:00.26), junior Morgan Friesen (1:00.40), and senior Avery Braunecker (1:01.87) will graduate before Kasemets arrives. The 4th in that group is current sophomore Kaylee Wheeler, who has been 1:00.64.

That group should be encouraging for Kasemets – essentially the entire Louisville breaststroke group has dropped significant time in college. That includes Braunecker, who is primarily a sprint freestyler but has developed the 100 breaststroke as her 3rd event.

Improvement Curves:

100 improvement 200 improvement
Friesen 1.4 seconds 2.6 seconds
Wheeler .9 seconds 1.7 seconds
Braunecker 3.3 seconds N/A

Kasemets is just the 2nd women’s recruit in Louisville’s class of 2021 so far, though this class is a follow-up to a powerhouse class of 2020. That 2020 class includes breaststroke Adeline Farrington (1:01.00/2:12.73), along with a few other swimmers who have good breaststroke times but are unlikely to focus on breaststroke in college (like Gabi Albiero, who has been 1:01 in the 100 breast but also 51 in the 100 fly).

Kasemets trains with the Patriot Aquatic Club. Her older brother Ayrton was a breaststroke at Oakland University in Michigan, which is the alma mater of Louisville head coach Arthur Albiero.

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swimgeek

Congrats to Adry for a great season and great commitment!

Modest suggestion on these write-ups — please lead with the best time! The first sentence says she was 102.9 at her state meet. Three paragraphs later, as an afterthought, we learn she went 101.8 at her pre-state meet. Same thing if club times are much faster than a HS state meet. The swim community cares about TIMES — not the meet at which they were achieved.

Becky D

The swim community cares about TIMES — not the meet at which they were achieved.
I agree with your sentiment in this story in particular, but not in the most general case. Otherwise there’d be no reason to footnote so many times with “in season.”

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