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Rebecca Rivers of Elgin High School and Texas Gold Swimming has given her verbal commitment to swim at Drury University in the fall of 2019. Primarily a distance freestyler with some strong backstroke times, Rivers has career-best times in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard backstroke that would have placed her in the top 8 at the Great Lakes Valley Conference championship meet.
“I’m overjoyed to announce my commitment to Drury University to continue my triathlon & swimming career, as well as my academics. A big thank you to my coaches and family members that helped me get to where I am today! Go Panthers”
i’m overjoyed to announce my commitment to Drury University to continue my triathlon & swimming career, as well as my academics. A big thank you to my coaches and family members that helped me get to where i am today! Go panthers 🐾🐾 pic.twitter.com/p87NYpV6cc
— Rebecca Rivers (@becrivers01) November 20, 2018
At the 2019 South Texas Age Group Short Course Championships Rivers was runner up in the 1650 yard freestyle (17:46.21). At the Texas 5A High School State Championships, she swam the 500-yard freestyle (5:00.89) and the 100-yard backstroke (58.98), taking 3rd and 7th place respectively.
Best Times in Yards:
- 100 back – 57.59
- 200 back – 2:01.19
- 500 free – 4:59.09
- 1650 free – 17:26.11
Rebecca Rivers will be joining a Drury team that has won three consecutive GLVC titles and 5 titles in the previous 6 years. Her best 500 and 1650 yard freestyle times would have been the 4th fastest on the 2018-2019 team while her best 100 and 200 yard backstroke times would have been second fastest behind current freshman Laura Pareja. She will be joining fellow backstroker/freestyler Gabriella Fouchi as confirmed members of the Class of 2023.
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