Pitt Nabs 4:19 IMer Yasemine Safargar of Scarlet Aquatics (2022)

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Yasemine Safargar of Scarlet Aquatics in New Jersey has verbally committed to Pitt’s class of 2026.

I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at the University of Pittsburgh! I’m very grateful to my family, friends, and coaches for helping me through this process. I can’t wait to be part of such a great team.


  • 200 IM – 2:05.90
  • 400 IM – 4:19.65
  • 200 back – 2:03.37
  • 200 fly – 2:05.81
  • 200 breast – 2:21.85

Safargar is an IM specialist, with potential in the 200s of stroke; the 400 IM is her best event. Most recently, she competed at a meet in late November, clocking lifetime bests in the 200 IM (2:05.90), 100 back (58.30) and 100 breast (1:06.87).

Pitt just graduated Valerie Daigneault, their top 200 IMer last season (1:58.3), and Sarah Giamber, their top 400 IMer last year (4:15.6). Safargar would’ve been Pitt’s #4 400 IMer last season.

At the 2020 ACC Championships, where Pitt finished 10th, Safargar would’ve made the 400 IM C-final.

Safargar joins Kate Bailey, Claire Dafoe and Angelina Messina in Pitt’s class of 2026 on the women’s side.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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