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Gabi Baldwin from Lake Elmo, Minnesota has announced her intention to swim at the United States Naval Academy beginning in the fall of 2020. She will join Cameron Horner in the class of 2024.
“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming careers at the United States Naval Academy! Huge thank you to my family, friends, and coaches for helping me get to where I am today! I am so blessed to have this opportunity to serve my country. GO NAVY! 💛💙 #nwsd #beatarmy”
Baldwin is a senior at Hill-Murray School in Maplewood. As a sophomore, she won the Minnesota state title in the 100 back at the 2017 MSHSL Girls A Swim & Dive Championships with a personal-best time of 56.69. She came in 3rd in the 200 IM (2:04.81), led off the 11th-place 200 medley relay (27.57 backstroke), and contributed a leg (53.17) to the 11th-place 400 free relay.
Baldwin swims year-round for St. Croix Swim Club. She competed at 2019 NCSA Spring Championship in the 100/200 back and 200/400 IM, placing 21st in the 200 back with a PB of 1:58.29. She swam at the LCM version of that meet this summer, again finaling in the 200 back and adding the 200 free to her lineup. She also competed at Summer Sectionals at U of M in the 100 free, 200 free, and 200 back and got second swims in the 200 free and 200 back.
Baldwin’s best 200 back time would have put her in the A final at 2019 Patriot League Championships along with Jamie Miller (1st, 1:56.67); Ashley Boddiford (3rd, 1:58.00); Brooke West (5th, 1:59.18); and Madison Milbert (6th, 1:59.26). She also would have scored in the B finals of the 500 free and 200/400 IM but would have just missed the 100 back final (the Patriot League only scores an A final and a B final).
Top SCY times:
- 200 back – 1:58.29
- 100 back – 56.69
- 50 back – 27.07
- 200 IM – 2:04.33
- 400 IM – 4:25.63
- 200 free – 1:52.44
- 500 free – 4:59.63
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