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Louisville has hit the recruiting trail well this fall, capitalizing on their success last season, with the latest additions being Aaron Greene, and Alexandria Sellers both pledging to swim for the Cardinals next season
The top recruit is Greene, who might actually be the biggest American recruit that Louisville has ever gotten; In yards, he’s been a 48.35 in the 100 back and an amazing 1:44.80 in the 200 back.
Greene brings a big-meet-mentality to the Cardinals as well, which fits right in with where the program is headed. He’s the defending Junior National Champion in the 200 back for the North Texas Nadadores, and the defending Texas 4A runner-up in the 100 back for Timber Creek High School.
His impact on Louisville, who was hit by big graduations last season, will be immediately felt. As a freshman, he will be the favorite to take over the backstroke leg on their 400 medley relay, though Aaron Young had a very good freshman season last year. In the 200, he will be the immediate favorite to win the Big East Championship (though the Big East becomes watered down in the next few years with Pitt and Notre Dame leaving), and could very well score at NCAA’s as a freshman. Last year, it took a 1:42.57 to make the B-Final at NCAA’s.
I think at Louisville, we’ll really see Greene blossom as a freestyler as well. He’s been a 46.6 in the 100 free and a 1:40.8 in the 200 free, and head coach Arthur Albiero has become quite adept at getting the best out of his freestylers.
The other two commitments will join his women’s team. Sellers is a middle-distance freestyler with a best of 51.50 in the 100 and 1:50.31 in the 200.
The Louisville men’s team has done a lot of good things with their middle-distance swimmers, with guys like Joao de Lucca and Riley Martin, but their women haven’t had as much success. With Kelsi Worrell coming in this year as a 100-200 freestyler as well, and starting her career off right with a best time already, things are looking up for that group. Sellers could be a factor on the 800 free relay immediately.