Georgia State Champion Samantha Bertschi Commits to University of Chicago

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Samantha Bertschi, a current high school senior from Decatur, Georgia, has committed to swim for Division III University of Chicago. Bertschi will graduate from the Westminster Schools in spring 2021 join the Maroon’s class of 2025.

Bertschi currently swims for SwimAtlanta (Lawrenceville) along with swimming for her high school. At the 2018 A-AAA State Championships, Bertschi won the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:02.62, and at the 2020 GHSA 5A State Championships, she placed 2nd in the 500 freestyle (5:06.02) and 4th in the 200 freestyle (1:52.20).

Her 200 freestyle relay team are two-time A-AAA State Champions and are high school record holders. She is also a four-time NISCA All-American and Futures qualifier.

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim at the University of Chicago! A huge thank you to my friends, family, and coaches who have supported me every step along the way. GO MAROONS!”

Top SCY Times

  • 200 freestyle – 1:52.20
  • 500 freestyle – 5:02.62
  • 1,000 freestyle – 10:23.94
  • 1650 freestyle – 17:22.53

At the 2020 UAA Championships with the Maroons, Bertschi would have placed 4th in the 200 freestyle (1:52.20), 11th in the 1650 freestyle (17:22.53) and 16th in the 500 freestyle (5:02.62) with her current best times.

Her time in the 200 freestyle would have made her Chicago’s second fastest 200 freestyle swimmer at that meet.

At this meet, the Maroons placed 3rd as a team under head coach Jason Weber. Additionally, 27 team members were given UAA President’s Council Scholar-Athlete status.

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Elizabeth B
1 month ago

Congratulations!