Signing-Day-Eve: The SwimSwam Index of Class of 2015 College Commitments

Editor’s note: SwimSwam would like to thank Anne Lepesant, who spent many late nights working on contacting, compiling, writing, and tracking these commitments.

As you may or may not have noticed, since open contact season began for senior swimmers on July 1st, 2014, we’ve been posting announcements about swimmers, lots, and lots of swimmers, deciding where they are going to spend the next four years of their swimming careers.

This is an important time not only for individual swimmers, but for the sport in general. It’s the culmination of years and years of hard work, but simultaneously the beginning of many more years of hard work to come, with a bigger spotlight and more expectations. In the United States, commitment articles tell the story of swimming. They tell where the athletes are coming from, where they’re going, where they’re needed, and whose footsteps they’re following.

For that reason, we’ve made it our passion to report as many of these commitments as is possible, and with National Letters of Intent being signed on Wednesday morning, sealing their fates, we’ve posted over 500 articles so far.

That’s just the beginning, and once letters are signed, more are sure to roll in. That includes public announcements of top-20 recruits Townley Haas, Abbey WeitzeilCole Cogswell, and Ally Tetzloff, who have both held out thus far without letting the world know their choices.

Athletes will have from November 12th through November 19th to formally sign letters for those being offered scholarships, and then again will have to wait until April 15th if that window is missed.

Below, see the full brunt of the effort. The table is sortable, filterable, and clickable, so follow links to read more about an individual recruit. Scroll to the right on the table, and you can sort by club team, state, and even high school to filter down to just the recruits you want to see.

We’ll update this list as we continue to wrap up more recruits, so bookmark this page to keep track!

Hint: Click on “View full-size workbook in the lower right-hand corner to see all columns at once. Click the button at the top of each column to filter or sort.

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whoknows
7 years ago

Nice job!

MICHIGAN_FAN
7 years ago

The Poll on the front page asks where people think Townley Haas will commit… one of the options was Michigan. Was Michigan one of his officials? Seems like a Texas/Georgia battle to me.

calswimfan
Reply to  MICHIGAN_FAN
7 years ago

my bet is on georgia

newswim
Reply to  MICHIGAN_FAN
7 years ago

Not sure about Haas but I heard Aidan Burns took an official visit to Michigan a few weeks ago.

HSswimmer
Reply to  MICHIGAN_FAN
7 years ago

I heard he is going to Texas

streamliner
7 years ago

Wow. this is great. Just for interests sake, how do you confirm these recruits.

Cecilia
7 years ago

Are you guys finding recruits off college swimming? Or by the announcements you have done?

Braden Keith(@braden)
Admin
Reply to  Cecilia
7 years ago

Cecilia – these recruits are only ones whom we have done announcements for, as you can see by the fact that they’re all linked back to the articles. collegeswimming.com is a separate company that produces their own lists.

TMD
7 years ago

Matt Anderson- Stanford Commit is from AZ – Arcadia High School- Phoenix Swim Club (PSC).
Thanks for the spreadsheet, very interesting and great presentation. Interesting some of the sorts that you can generate. Much Appreciated by a Nerd Nation Dad.

Mark
7 years ago

What’s the best way to notify SwimSwam about commitments?

Braden Keith(@braden)
Admin
Reply to  Mark
7 years ago

Mark – any swimmers who would like to announce their commitments can email share.com.

AL
7 years ago

Weitzeil for Texas! (My hope)

SWIMNERD
7 years ago

Katie Ledecky welcome to Nerd Nation!!!

It’s now official.

Best swimmer in the world to the top university & swimming program!!!

Go Card!!!

bobo gigi
Reply to  SWIMNERD
7 years ago

So she goes to Stanford next year and not after the olympic games?
We’ll see in Rio if it was a good idea to leave NCAP and her great coach Bruce Gemmell during the olympic year, the most important year of her career.
But she’s smart so she must know very well what she does.
Hopefully she will at least continue to train most of the time in long course during that olympic year to achieve her big goals.
I wish her the best there.

Mr. Crabs
Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

I think you can sign the NLI now and still defer for a year, so Katie’s decision may not yet be made on whether to train at home or at Stanford next year. I’m sure she would do very well at either place.

easyspeed
Reply to  bobo gigi
7 years ago

I have to preface my remarks by saying I am a HUGE fan of Ms.Ledecky. My personal favorite swimmer now, male or female. Also, I know the swimmers likely do not read these comments. And some will say, “It’s her life, don’t tell her what to do.”

But for my own personal catharsis I have to write the following: enough with the Standford nonsense! Please. If you are going to do it, AT LEAST wait until after the Olympics.

I mean, it’s not like Katie is living in Nebraska and training in a one lane pool with no one anywhere close to her level; she is living right in the middle of a hot bed of swimming talent.… Read more »

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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