Maddie Barta Verbally Commits to Purdue Boilermakers

Maddie Barta from the Lake County Swim Team in Wisconsin has verbally committed to the Purdue Boilermakers, according to

Barta joins her brother Evan, currently a junior at Purdue, and her father Gregg in the Purdue lineage.

Maddie is primarily a backstroker who finished 4th at the Wisconsin State Championship meet as a sophomore in the 100 back and 3rd as a junior for Arrowhead High School.

In yards, her best times in the backstrokes are 56.58 and 2:02.15, with a 23.88 50 free kicker. She really has a chance to continue developing in that 50 free, having shown her potential with a 23.08 relay split as she anchored Arrowhead to the Division I state championship in the 200 medley relay last season.

Purdue has a good young backstroker in sophomore Hannah Manger who led the team with a 54.7 last season, and with the addition of both Barta and Haley Rowley next fall, they’ll really have the beginnings of a backstroke group that can match the overall backstroke depth of the Big Ten.

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Chris Glafenhein
9 years ago

Chris Glafenhein of Tennessee Pilot Aquatic Club has verbally committed to Queens University of Charlotte in NC.

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