Mansfield Aquatic Club Backstroker Maddie Mechling Verbals to Alabama

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Alabama has picked up a verbal commitment from Maddie Mechling of Mansfield Aquatic Club for their class of 2024. Mechling is a backstroker and freestyler who finaled at the 2018 Speedo Winter Junior Champs – West.


  • 100y back – 54.70
  • 200y back – 1:57.83
  • 100y free – 50.98
  • 200y free – 1:49.34
  • 200y IM – 2:01.91

Swimming with Mansfield High School at the 2019 Texas 6A State Championships, Mechling touched 3rd in the 200 IM and 4th in the 100 back.

Mechling is a little bit off of what it typically takes to score at the SEC Championships — last year, it took a 53 high to make the 100 back C final and a 1:56 low to make the 200 back C final. She’ll have two years of overlap with Alabama’s top backstroker, rising sophomore Rhyan White.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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