Natalia Jaspeado of Scottsdale Aquatic Club has made a verbal commitment to The Ohio State University for 2017-18. Jaspeado represents Mexico in international competition, but moved to Scottsdale in the summer of 2015 to train in the U.S. She competed at the 2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore, swimming the 100/200/400/800/1500m free and 200/400m IM. The previous month she had represented Mexico at the 2015 Pan American Games (100/200/400/800 free and 400 IM).
This past summer Jaspeado competed for Mexico at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. She placed 31st in the 200m free, 23rd in the 400m free, 11th in the 800m free, 7th in the 1500 free, 17th in the 200 IM, and 12th in the 400m IM.
Her best times are:
- 1650/1500 free – 16:25.16 / 16:43.77
- 1000/800 free – 9:58.95 / 8:41.38
- 500/400 free – 4:50.61 / 4:15.42
- 200 free – 1:51.46 / 2:03.50
- 400 IM – 4:18.48 / 4:49.89
- 200 IM – 2:03.70 / 2:18.90
In addition to the freestyle and IM, which are her core specialties, Jaspeado has Winter Juniors cuts in the 100/200 breast and 200 fly. She will join the Buckeyes’ class of 2021 with verbal commits Brooke Glesenkamp, Freya Rayner, Hanna Grasser, Katie Trace, Kendyl Ferrara, Kristen Romano, Laura Banks, Nicole Fye, Rebekah Bradley, Sarah Sperber, and Taylor Petrak.
Congrats to SAC Senior Natalia Jaspeado for committing to swim at The Ohio State University next fall! Go Buckeyes! #SACnation pic.twitter.com/WUoAiu5966
— Scottsdale Swim (@ScottsdaleSwim) October 19, 2016
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