Purdue Gains Verbal Commitment from In-State Breaststroker Annie Spalding

Purdue University’s latest commitment comes from Annie Spalding of Irish Aquatics in South Bend, Indiana. Spalding’s strongest events are the 100 breaststroke and the 200 IM, with bests of 1:03.26 and 2:06.83, respectively.

“Purdue has a great group of girls and an awesome coaching staff that I knew I wanted to be a part of. When I went there I felt like I fit there, and swimming in the big 10 has been a goal of mine since I began the process.”


Spalding swims for Penn High School and is training partners with SwimSwam’s #10 Recruit of the Class of 2014, Bethany Galat. Spalding and Galat helped their high school team to a second place finish at the Indiana High School State Championship’s behind Carmel High School. Carmel has won the Indiana High School State Championship for 27 consecutive years.

Purdue finished fifth at the Big Ten Championships and 19th at the NCAA Championships. The Boilermakers return their top breaststroker, Emily Fogle, this year, but they graduated lot of their depth in the breaststroke events. Spalding’s times will allow her to make an immediate impact for the boilermakers at the Big Ten Championships.

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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