Olympic Trials Qualifier Elsa Fretz (2021) Verbally Commits to Georgia

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High school junior Elsa Fretz from Bristol, Indiana has verbally committed to the University of Georgia beginning with the 2021-22 school year. #18 Rachel Stege has also committed to the Bulldogs’ class of 2025.

“I’m so excited to announce my commitment to continue my swimming and academic careers at the University of Georgia!!! Thanks to my family, teammates, coaches, and friends who have helped me get here! ☺️🐾♥️ #godawgs #committotheg”

Fretz swims for Northridge High School and Northridge Area Swimming Association. She is the reigning Indiana High School state champion in the 50 free (22.88) and runner-up in the 100 free (50.12). She also led off Northridge’s 200 and 400 free relays, both of which came in 4th. In club swimming, Fretz is a 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier in the 50m free with 25.96, a time she achieved at Indy Sectionals in March when she placed 2nd. She was also runner-up in the 100m free (tied for 2nd with 56.92) and 200m free (2:01.75), 6th in the 100 fly (1:01.35), 9th in the 400 free (4:19.42), and 31st in the 100 breast (1:16.80).

In short course season, Fretz cleaned up at the Indiana Swimming LSC Senior Short Course Championships. She won the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, and 100 fly and was 3rd in the 500 and 4th in the 100 breast. The 200 free, 100 fly, and 100 breast were all PBs.

Fretz would have just made the C final in the 100 free at 2019 SEC Championships but she is still a tick off in her other events. It took 22.66/49.63/1:47.39/4:46.76 in the free, 53.75 in the fly, and 1:01.92 in the breast to score at last season’s conference meet.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 22.74
  • 100 free – 49.48
  • 200 free – 1:47.47
  • 500 free – 4:54.79
  • 100 fly – 54.32
  • 100 breast – 1:04.83
  • 200 IM – 2:06.37


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