Indiana Keeps Another Big Talent In-state: FRST’s Carla Gildersleeve

Carla Gildersleeve from Franklin, Indiana has announced her verbal commitment to Indiana University’s class of 2023, where she will suit up with future teammates Ashley Turak, Emily Weiss, Grace Pangburn, and Ryley Ober.

“Extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to Indiana University! Thank you to everyone for the continued support! Go Hoosiers! #redrevolution #goIU #neverdaunted”

The Franklin Community High School junior swims year-round for Franklin Regional Swim Team and specializes mainly in fly and free. She was runner-up in the 100 fly (53.75) and fourth in the 200 free (1:49.15 in prelims) at the 2018 IHSAA Girls Swimming/Diving Championship in February. She led off Franklin Community’s 4th-place 200 free relay (23.83) as well as their 8th-place 400 free relay (51.49). All four times were personal bests. Swimming for FRST at Winter Juniors East, she competed in the 100/200 free, 100/200 fly, and 200 IM and finished 12th in the 200 fly with a new PB.

“The recruiting process was exciting and rigorous. I had the opportunity to visit some of the best universities! Indiana University offered the education of my dreams, facilities that are incredible and amazing coaches. I am lucky to call IU my second home!”

Top SCY times:

  • 200 fly – 1:58.22
  • 100 fly – 53.75
  • 200 free – 1:49.15
  • 100 free – 51.23
  • 200 IM – 2:02.32

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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3 years ago

By ‘in-state’ did you mean Arizona?

Carol Glover
3 years ago

Congrats Carla!

3 years ago

Congratulations Carla! It’s been amazing watching you over the years! Best of luck to you!!!

gary hall sr
3 years ago

Go Hoosiers, Carla! Great choice. Do the dogs get to room with you?

Gary Sr…The Race Club

IU swammer
3 years ago


Reply to  IU swammer
3 years ago

Hey if you’re an IU swammer congrats on pushing through !!

Reply to  IU swammer
3 years ago

Maybe, just maybe, based on your previous posts you didn’t enjoy your time at IU bc you have a poor attitude ??‍♂️

Reply to  Guy
3 years ago

Maybe, just maybe, based on your post here you have never sat in a room with ray looze as a swimmer who doesn’t meet his expectations

Becky D
Reply to  RAYLOOZE2020-NEET
3 years ago

He makes the trains run on time!

Reply to  Becky D
3 years ago

perfect use of the expression

Tongue in Cheek
3 years ago

Love the picture with her Berners ….Best dogs EVER! This lady is going to go places! Said the fellow Berner owner.

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