Liberty Flames Get Verbal From Elizabeth Magnusson

Elizabeth Magnusson, a senior at Colonial Heights High School in Colonial Heights, Virginia, has verbally committed to swim for Liberty University, for the 2015-2016 season.

Magnusson represents Quest Swimming and specializes in the fly and freestyle (sprint and mid-distance). As a junior, she placed fifth in the 100 Fly and second in the 50 Free, as well as anchoring her 200 and 400 Free Relay to third place finishes at the 2013-2014 Virginia High School 2A-3A League Championships.

Magnusson’s Best Times


50 Free: 24.00/27.67

100 Free: 51.40/1:00.07

200 Free: 1:50.97/2:11.29

100 Fly: 56.88/1:06.17

200 Fly: 2:04.64/2:26.05


She Is Still Improving

Magnusson has dropped four seconds in her short course 200 Free, two seconds in her 100 Fly, and ten seconds in her 200 Fly since 2012. As a junior, she achieved many of her best times, which indicates that she will continue to improve during her senior season and once she arrives at Liberty University. She will have an immediate impact on the Flames at the CCSA Championships, being able to contribute to their 400 and 800 Freestyle Relay. At a minimum, she will be able to score in the 50 Free (B Final), 100 Fly (B Final), 200 Freestyle (A Final), 100 Free (B Final), and the 200 Fly (B Final), helping the Flames win another CCSA Championship title. Liberty University may defend their title this year, in which case Magnusson will be valuable in keeping their streak alive.



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Morgan Jones
8 years ago

So proud of you Elizabeth!!!! And so excited that you chose Liberty!!! You are going to love it and do GREAT things! Can’t wait to see you!

Janice and Tommy
8 years ago

You’ve worked hard and deserve this honor. Way to go, Elizabeth!

Debbie Izo
8 years ago

Congratulations Elizabeth! We are so proud of you! 🙂

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