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Maggie Graves from Barrington, Illinois has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Notre Dame for 2021-22. The high school junior is a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American who specializes in distance freestyle and swims for Barrington High School as well as Barrington Swim Club.
“I am very happy to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Notre Dame. I would like to thank my family, friends, and coaches who have helped me through this process. GO IRISH!!!☘️☘️”
Graves competed at Speedo Junior Nationals this summer in the 400/800/1500 freestyle events. She came in 44th/28th/22nd and just missed the PBs she’d gone in the 400 (4:24.78) and 800 (8:58.30) earlier in the summer. Her best 1500 free time of 16:56.75 dates from June 2018. In short-course season, she placed 3rd in the 500 free (4:52.60) at the 201I IHSA Girls State Championships. A month later she lowered her PBs in the 100/200/500/1000 free at the Chicagoland Championships.
Best SCY times:
- 1650 free – 16:42.21
- 1000 free – 9:55.75
- 500 free – 4:51.72
- 200 free – 1:55.38
- 100 free – 55.75
Graves will join Mary Cate Pruitt in the Notre Dame class of 2025. She will arrive in South Bend just after the top Irish distance freestyler, Lindsay Stone, graduates but she will have a year of overlap with Madeline LaPorte.
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