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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By ‘in-state’ did you mean Arizona?

Carol Glover

Congrats Carla!


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

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