Maddie Heilbrun Announces Verbal Commitment to Harvard

Two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Maddie Heilbrun, a senior at The Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, has made a verbal commitment to the application process at Harvard University.* She will join Marcella Ruppert-Gomez, Mikki Thompson, and Samantha Shelton, who have all announced their verbal commitments to the class of 2022 as well.

“I am incredibly excited and honored to commit to Harvard University’s Class of 2022! Thank you to my parents, sisters, friends, and especially to my club teammates and coach, John Flanagan, for their tremendous support. I am so grateful for the opportunity to study and swim at Harvard, and to join such an amazing team! GO CRIMSON!!”

Heilbrun was runner-up in both the 200 IM (2:03.70) and 100 free (51.85) at the 2017 VISAA Swimming & Diving Championship. She also anchored two first-place relays: 4×50 free (23.77) and 4×100 free (51.71), helping Madeira achieve a third-place team finish in the girls’ meet.

Heilbrun does her club swimming with Nation’s Capital Swim Club. She specializes in 200/400 IM and 200 back. She competed at Winter Nationals last December, reaching the C final of the 400 IM. During LCM season, she dropped 3.6 seconds to achieve a World Trials cut in the 400 IM at the beginning of the summer. She competed at NCSA Summer Championship, reaching the A final of the 200 back with a PBx1.3 seconds. She was also a D finalist in the 100 back and 200 IM, and swam a leg on NCAP’s winning 4×100 free relay.

SCY times:

  • 200 IM 2:02.49
  • 400 IM 4:19.77
  • 200 back 2:00.41

LCM times:

  • 200 IM 2:20.27
  • 400 IM 4:54.65
  • 200 back 2:17.51

*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER: A “verbal commitment” by a coach is not an offer of admission, as only the Admissions Office has that authority. An Ivy League coach can only commit his or her support in the admissions process. Moreover, an Ivy League Likely Letter is not an offer of admission to the university.

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/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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