Northern Michigan Receives In-State Verbal from Jillian McKinley for 2022

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Jillian McKinley of Coldwater, MI has verbally committed to swim for Northern Michigan University beginning in the 2022-2023 season. She is a rising senior at Coldwater High School and she swims year-round for the Steuben County YMCA Wavemakers.

In January, McKinley competed at the Michigan HS Girls D3 State Championship. She swam the 50 free and the 100 fly at the timed finals meet. She touched 6th in the 50 free in a time of 24.64, and she was 20th in the 100 fly, touching at 1:02.96.

Sophomore year, she made it back to finals at the state championship. She touched 20th in prelims of the 100 free (55.09) and 10th in the 50 free (24.56), earning a finals swim. In the evening, she won the B-final of the 50 free in a time of 24.30.

Top SCY Times:

  • 50 free – 24.35
  • 100 free – 55.02

McKinley will be a freshman at Northern Michigan in the fall of 2022. She will be one of their top swimmers in the 50 free when she arrives on campus. During the 2020-2021 season, she would have been the team’s second-fastest behind GLIAC 50 free champion Maggie Vaitkus. McKinley’s time would have earned her a spot in the B-final at the 2021 GLIAC championships.

She will be joining distance freestyler Paige Carothers and sprinter Joanne Arbic as a member of the Wildcats’ class of 2026.

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