North Carolina Backstroker Ally Warnimont Makes Verbal Pledge to Navy

Clemmons, North Carolina native Ally Warnimont has given a verbal commitment to the United States Naval Academy class of 2019.

“I chose the Naval Academy because it offered me the best opportunities both in and out of the pool. The prospect of being challenged both physically and mentally at a school with such honor and tradition was something I couldn’t pass up. The outstanding coaching staff and team were a big influence in making my decision, and I can’t wait to be a Midshipman!”

Warnimont swims at YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Riptyde. She was a double finalist (100 free, 100 back) for West Forsyth High School at the 2014 North Carolina High School 4A State Championships and her top times are:

50y back: 27.16 50m back: 31.36
100y back: 56.22 100m back: 1:05.33
200y back: 2:01.53 200m back: 2:19.24
50y free: 23.87 50m free: 26.87
100y free: 51.50 100m free: 58.86

Warnimont will be a nice addition to the Midshipmen. Navy women dominated the 2014 Patriot League Championships and Warnimont’s times would have scored even more points: she would have been right on the A/B-final cusp in both backstroke events, and a B-finalist in the 50 free. Plus, she could have been the difference on the 4×50 free relay that Navy lost to rival Army by 11/100.


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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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