Lorelei Gaertner to Join Sister Caroline, Hands Verbal to Xavier

Lorelei Gaertner, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, has announced that she has verbally committed to Xavier University. She will be joining the class of 2021 and her sister Caroline Gaertner, a current sophomore, on the team.

“I am so excited to announce my commitment to Xavier University. During my visit, I felt very welcomed by the team and I just knew it would be the right fit for me. I am looking forward to swimming for Coach MacDonald next fall! Go X!”

Gaertner is a senior at Visitation High School in Saint Paul. She placed second in the 100 fly (56.72) and fourth in the 50 free (24.21) at the 2015 MSHSL Girls Class A Swim & Dive Championships last November. She also swam fly (25.19 split) on the Visitation 200 medley relay and led off the 200 free relay (24.18), which set the Class A state record. As a freshman, Gaertner and her sister Caroline were part of the Visitation 400 free relay that set the Minnesota Class A state record as well.

Gaertner swims year-round for Blackline Aquatics. She competed in the 50/100m free and 100m fly at the 2016 USA Swimming Futures Championships in Austin this past summer.

Her best SCY times are:

  • 50 free – 24.05
  • 100 free – 53.66
  • 100 fly – 56.72

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected].


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Def Man
6 years ago

Congrats! Great school.

6 years ago

Congratulations! You will do great!

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