Louisville Women Kick Off 2023 Recruiting with Verbal from Summer Cardwell

Anne Lepesant
by Anne Lepesant 1

September 21st, 2021 News

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Summer Cardwell from Crystal Beach, Florida has given the University of Louisville its first verbal commitment to the women’s swimming and diving class of 2027.

A USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, Cardwell is an Olympic Trials Wave I qualifier in the 200/400 freestyles. She finished 4th (2:01.74) and 11th (4:166.54) in the respective events at Trials this past summer. Her best times in those events, as well as in the 100 free, 200 fly and 200 IM, came at 18&U Spring Cup in Orlando in April. She won the 200 free (2:00.88) and the 400 free (4:13.69), was runner-up in the 100 free (56.55) and the 200 fly (2:17.62), and finished 4th in the 200 IM (2:19.53) and 9th in the 100 fly (1:01.90).

This summer, she swam at Huntsville Futures and Summer Champs East and added new LCM times in the 50 free (26.18), 800 free (8:55.09), 200 breast (2:44.27), and 400 IM (4:58.27).

A junior at Countryside High School, she won the 200 free (1:48.40) and was runner-up in the 100 fly (54.24) at the 2020 FHSAA Class 3A State Championships last season. As a 9th-grader she won both the 100 free (51.37) and 200 free (1:49.35).

Best SCY times:

  • 100 free – 50.41
  • 200 free – 1:48.40
  • 500 free – 4:47.22
  • 100 fly – 54.24
  • 200 fly – 2:02.02
  • 200 back – 2:01.22
  • 200 IM – 2:03.19
  • 400 IM – 4:24.34

The Cardinals’ mid-distance freestyle group consists mainly of juniors and seniors this season so Cardwell will make an impact from the outset. She’ll find a strong training group with Paige Hetrick, Liberty Williams, and Paige McCormick and she will join a butterfly group led by Gabi Albiero and Tristen Ulett.

Cardwell does her club swimming with Tampa Bay Aquatic Club.

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1 month ago

Way to go Summer!

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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