Junior Sydney Lofquist Transferring from USC to Wisconsin

Junior-to-be Sydney Lofquist will transfer from USC to Wisconsin this fall, according to Wisconsin’s student-run DailyCardinal news organization.

Lofquist is primarily a distance freestyler and IM’er, meaning that she’ll help fill a big hole left by the graduation of All-American Danielle Valley.

Lofquist’s best times in yards:

  • 100 free – 52.18
  • 200 free – 1:47.76
  • 500 free – 4:42.28
  • 1000 free – 9:56.05
  • 1650 free – 16:44.67
  • 100 fly – 56.56
  • 200 fly – 1:58.55
  • 200 IM – 1:59.91
  • 400 IM – 4:10.90

Among the entire short course and long course race lineup, she’s only swum one best time since arriving at USC – that came in the 200 free at a mid-season invite during her freshman season. Many of her best times, including the 500 free, came as just a high school junior.

As a sophomore in 2017, she didn’t race in the Pac-12 Championships after finishing in 3 B-finals as a freshman. If she gets back to her best times at Wisconsin, she would be a 50+ point scorer at the conference level.

Lofquist is on the young end of her class, having not turned 18 until September of her freshman year. This move will bring her closer to her home in Youngstown, Ohio.


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3 years ago

Second member of the program that is transferring out

3 years ago

Wonder what is happening with USC….

Reply to  Kaez
3 years ago

Training style might not fit. Could be a lot more recruits have come in that are faster. Not being on the Conference team might be a reason, could be that someone is homesick and want to be closer to friends and family. Could be so many reason, sometimes something happens and a person need a new start and that can be easier in a new atmosphere.

3 years ago

Cooper hodge

Reply to  Swimdude
3 years ago

She’s actually dating Ross Westrick

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