Olivia Anderson, who lives in Mississauga Canada and trains under Kevin Thorburn at Etobicoke Swimming, announced via Twitter that she had given a verbal commitment to the University of Georgia for 2017-18.
Super excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Georgia! Go Dawgs ????????❤ pic.twitter.com/RpaFXeS1UG
— Olivia Anderson (@olivianderson99) October 4, 2016
Anderson is a top Canadian distance freestyler, much in the mold of Brittany MacLean, who completed her collegiate eligibility with the Bulldogs last season. Anderson represented Team Canada at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Maui. She won a silver medal in the 1500 free (16:18.66), a bronze in the 800m free (8:32.84), and placed fifth in the 400 free (4:14.20). She wound up the 2015-16 swim season ranked #1 in Canada in the 1500m free, #2 in the 800m free behind MacLean, and #8 in the 400m free.
Her top times are:
Anderson’s converted 1650 free time would have placed second at the 2016 SEC Championships behind MacLean, and would have given the Bulldogs a second top-8 finisher in the event at NCAAs. She is joining an absolutely lights-out class of verbally committed Georgia recruits:
- Courtney Harnish
- Donna Blaum
- Emmaline Peterson
- Kayla Tennant
- Maddie Wallis
- Regan Barney
- Sammie Burchill
If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected].