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Bella Wylie from Scottsdale, Arizona has made a verbal commitment to Georgetown University for 2020-21. Wylie is a senior at Paradise Valley High School who swims year-round for Scottsdale Aquatic Club. A versatile sprinter, she has the Winter Juniors standard in the 100 back and is a Futures qualifier in the 50/100 free. In high school swimming, Wylie competes in free and fly. She placed 4th in the 50 free (24.12) and 4th in the 100 fly (56.61) and swam lead-off for the 200 medley relay (27.42) and the 200 free relay (24.62).
In club swimming, Wylie had a strong long-course season, with a nearly 2-second year-over-year improvement in her 100m free (59.22) and a 3.3-second improvement in her 200 free (2:10.01). She went lifetime bests in the 50 free (27.25) and 100 free at Mt. Hood Sectionals, placing 16th and 14th, respectively. She also finaled in the 100 fly (1:05.03 for 27th place).
Georgetown women finished third at 2019 Big East Conference Championships, only 18.5 points behind runners-up Xavier. Wylie would have been an asset to the Hoyas as her best times would have scored in the A finals of the 50 free, 100 back and 100 fly and the B final of the 100 free. She also stands to add significant value to Georgetown’s relays, especially if she can shave a second of so off her 100 free.
Top SCY times:
- 100 back – 55.66
- 50 back – 27.09
- 100 fly – 56.04
- 50 fly – 25.99
- 100 free – 52.01
- 50 free – 23.55
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