Florida 2A State Champion Sara Stotler Verbally Commits to Tennessee Swimming

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Florida high school state champion swimmer Sara Stotler has verbally committed to the University of Tennessee. A current high school junior, Stotler will arrive in Knoxville in the fall of 2021.

In the fall of 2018, as a sophomore, Stotler won the women’s 100 fly at the Florida 2A* State Championship in a time of 54.82. In the fall of 2019, as a junior, she swam half-a-second faster, in 54.35, but took 2nd in the race. She also placed 2nd this season in the 200 IM in 2:02.09. In total, she has 5 individual top-3 finishes at the 2A State Championship (she was DQ’ed in the 200 IM as a sophomore).

*Note: In Florida, 2A is the classification for the state’s 2nd-smallest group of schools. 1A is made up primarily of private schools, while 4A includes the state’s biggest high schools.

Stotler swims for Clay High School, which is the same high school that World and Olympic champion Caeleb Dressel attended.

While she’s swum the same 2 races at each of the last 3 Florida High School State Championship meets, in club swimming she’s been able to show off her 4-stroke versatility that should make her a top-tier IMer at the collegiate level. She trains with Planet Swim Aquatics in USA Swimming competition.

Best Times in Yards:

  • 50 free – 23.77
  • 100 free – 50.90
  • 200 free – 1:49.69
  • 500 free – 4:59.13
  • 100 back – 56.32
  • 200 back – 2:00.49
  • 100 breast – 1:07.86
  • 100 fly – 53.92
  • 200 fly – 1:59.42
  • 200 IM – 2:02.09
  • 400 IM – 4:25.86

Stotler is also a very good long course swimmer – her best time of 1:01.21 in the 100 fly is just half-a-second away from the Olympic Trials standard.

She’ll be joining a Tennessee team that includes among its swimmers Erika Brown, who has the fastest time in NCAA competition in the 100 yard fly this season.

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2 years ago

Congrats Sara! Way to go!

3 years ago

Her good swimmer and will swim fast at GIRL VOLS!!!

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