There are two big free-agent female swimmers who are seeking transfers this fall, both from the state of Florida, and it’s probable that we’ll see decisions from both in the near future.
One is Natasha Fung from Florida. She qualified for NCAA’s individually as a middle-distance swimmer primarily, but earned her All-American nod as a sprinter. She swam the 3rd leg on Florida’s prelims 400 free relay that was 4th in the morning heats, and wound up 6th in the final when she was replaced by Elizabeth Beisel. For what it’s worth, Fung’s prelims split of 49.28 was faster than Beisel’s finals split of 49.79.
As a freshman, she also had a first team All-American honor as a part of Florida’s 6th-place 800 free relay. Fung is a Canadian National, and should have two years of eligibility left.
The other big transfer is Lucy Worrall from Miami. She two is expected to have two years of eligibility left when she resumes her career, and is a British National.
Worrall was 13th at last year’s NCAA Championships in the 100 fly, and her best time came at last year’s ACC Championships where she was a 51.98. She was the runner-up at last year’s ACC Championship meet, and would have been the favorite at the 2014 edition were it not for her decision to transfer.
She was also a huge part of their free relays, including being the fastest split on their 4th-place 800 free relay by four seconds.
Miami has been left with a sparse roster in new head coach Andy Kershaw’s first year. They have just 19 women currently on board, and 5 of those are divers.
Neither swimmer has given any public indication of where they’re leaning, but we’ve been told by reliable sources that the standard run of major players are in contention (Arizona and USC, specifically).