Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s Isabella Gati has given her verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky. She’s currently a high school junior at The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, and she trains under coach John Flanagan at NCAP. Gati’s strengths are in the butterfly, and she is a strong sprint freestyler as well.
I chose the University of Kentucky because I feel that it is a place where I can grow in both my academics and athletics! When I took my unofficial visit, I fell in love with the campus and the team. The team and coaches are welcoming, nice, and encouraging, and they continue to improve year by year!
- 50y free – 23.86
- 100y free – 51.83
- 200y free – 1:50.67
- 100y fly – 53.74
- 200y fly – 1:58.92
- 200y IM – 2:04.25
- 100m fly – 1:00.92
- 200m fly – 2:15.93
All of Gati’s butterfly bests come from either last summer or from 2017. Her family lives in Arkansas, but she boards at The Madeira School. She moved to NCAP just over 2 years ago.
I moved to NCAP a little over 2 years ago to improve my swimming and train under coach John Flanagan. My times have improved tremendously since training under coach John.
She’s certainly improved immensely since the move to NCAP. Check out the comparison table below:
|Before NCAP||Current bests|
Gati will be a high-impact addition to a Kentucky team that is very quickly gaining steam and rising in the ranks of the SEC and the nation. Current freshman Asia Seidt did a great job filling in on butterfly for the Wildcat medley relays, but she is primarily a backstroker/IMer. Kentucky only had 1 scorer in the 100 fly at SECs, and while they did have 3 scorers in the 200 fly, Gati will bring in some worthy speed to their fly group. She would’ve scored in C finals in both of the butterfly races at the 2017 SEC Championships.