Iowa HS Finalist Mary Sweetman Verbals to Xavier (2021)

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Mary Sweetman of Dowling Catholic High School and the Dowling Catholic Riptide has verbally committed to Xavier University for fall 2021.

I am so eXcited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Xavier University. I am blessed to have had the very best teammates, coaches, friends and family supporting me along the way. I cannot wait to be a part of such an incredible team!! LETS GO X🙅🏽


  • 50 free – 24.28
  • 100 free – 52.20
  • 200 free – 1:52.60
  • 500 free – 5:07.89

Sweetman is a sprint freestyler, with the 100/200 free being her best events. At the last two Iowa HS State Championships, Sweetman finished top 5 in the 100 free and 200 free, and at the 2020 meet this past December, she finished third in the 100. At that meet, she also split a 23.67 on Dowling Catholic’s 200 free relay and a 51.43 on their 400 free relay.

Xavier just graduated their top sprinter, Emily Conners, who led the team in the 50/100/200 free last year (22.9/50.1/1:49.7). At the 2020 Big East Championships, Sweetman would’ve made B-finals in both the 100 and 200 free, and she’s just off of scoring speed in the 50 and 500 free.

Sweetman joins Amy Van Son, Molly DyndaMaddie AgansKiara Anchrum and Alexis Worrall in Xavier’s class of 2025.

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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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