Former NAG Record-Holder and #12 Tristen Ulett Verbals to Louisville

Dynamo Swim Club’s Tristen Ulett has sent a verbal commitment to the University of Louisville for 2020. She will join their class of 2024– she’s currently a high school junior. Ulett is #12 on SwimSwam’s way-too-early 2020 rankings from this spring.

This is Louisville’s 2nd top-20 commit for 2020, as Ulett joins #13 Gabi Albiero in the Cardinals’ class of 2024.

I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Louisville!! I wouldn’t have made it here without God, the tremendous support of my wonderful family, coaches, and teammates. I can’t wait to train with an amazing group of swimmers and under such a wonderful coaching staff! I couldn’t be any happier!! GO CARDS!!


  • 50y free – 23.37
  • 100y free – 49.75
  • 200y free – 1:47.38
  • 100y back – 54.31
  • 200y back – 1:58.52
  • 100y fly – 52.94
  • 200y fly – 1:56.07
  • 200y IM – 1:58.50

Ulett, when she was 14, broke the 13-14 NAG record in the 100 fly with a 52.97, which made her the first 13-14 girl to ever break 53.00 in the event. Regan Smith has since taken that record down to a 51.73, but Ulett is still the #2-ranked 13-14 girl in both butterfly events.

This year, Ulett hit lifetime bests in long course in the 100 free (56.61), 50 fly (27.98) and 100 fly (1:00.27). Ulett was the 100 fly runner-up at the 2017 Winter Junior Championships – East.

Louisville has a lot of upperclassman power in butterfly, namely senior Mallory Comerford and junior Grace Oglesby. Ulett will help offset both of these losses, as she’ll be a freshman the season after Oglesby is finished with her NCAA eligibility.

Ulett would’ve made the ACC A final in the 200 fly, and B finals in the 100 fly and 200 IM. She is also a strong sprint freestyler and backstroker, so her versatility will be an asset for the Cardinals. In the 200 fly, her best event, Ulett would’ve been within a tenth of the 2018 NCAA invitation cutoff.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].

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4 years ago

Congrats to Tristen! I’d figure she might be a Georgia Bulldog (but I guessed wrong obviously). Great choice/school!

4 years ago

Awesome get for Louisville! Congrats!

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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