Schroeder YMCA’s Carolyn Jungers will continue a swimming career that was at one point almost dead via injury after verbally committing to the Miami (OH) Redhawks.
Jungers missed 8 months of swimming in her early teens due to an ACL tear, a debilitating injury that has ended many a sporting career. Doctors told Jungers she may never swim again, and almost certainly not to her previous level, but Jungers has worked her way both back into the sport and back into lifetime-best performances.
After defying those odds, she’ll now continue her career with the Redhawks as an IMer/breaststroker with freestyle potential to boot.
Jungers’ Top Times
- 200 IM: 2:06.02
- 400 IM: 4:27.92
- 100 breast: 1:05.96
- 200 breast: 2:19.96
Jungers currently swims for Schroeder YMCA in Brown Deer, Wisconsin, and is wrapping up her senior year at Greendale High School before heading to Miami next fall.
“Miami always stuck out to me,” she said. “The coaches and team are amazing. I had never met such kind and outgoing people until I stepped onto campus.
“It is so beautiful and it just felt like home to me. My heart definitely belongs there. I can see myself improving there and making a difference on the team.”
Jungers also said Miami’s business school was a major perk for her in making her recruiting decision.