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Sprinter Dar Lavrenko (2025) to Remain In-state with Verbal Commitment to Cal

Sprint free/fly specialist Dar Lavrenko from the high school class of 2025 has verbally committed to the University of California, Berkeley.


Shackell and Crush Siblings Show-Up at CSC Fall Frenzy, Alex Shackell Posts 50.47 100 Fly

Alex Shackell moved herself up to #2 all-time in the 15-16 age-group with a time of 50.47 in the 100 butterfly, a personal best by a half-second.

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Top Class Of 2025 Recruiting Storylines (So Far)

#1 Thomas Heilman was one of the four top-20 ranked boys to announce their verbal commitments to Virginia on the same day in October.


#7 Norvin Clontz of SwimMAC Gives Cal Their 3rd Top-20 Verbal Commitment for 2025-26

SwimMAC mid-distance and distance standout Norvin Clontz, our #7 recruit in the class of 2025, has verbally committed to the Golden Bears.


#20 Kenneth Barnicle (2025) Adds His Verbal Commitment to Cal’s Growing Class of 2029

48/1:44 backstroker Kenneth Barnicle, the #20 recruit in the class of 2025, will head to Berkeley for his collegiate career.


Cal Secures Verbal Commitment from Versatile Ian Platts-Mills for 2025-26

“Best of the Rest” 400 IMer Ian Platts-Mills has announced his verbal commitment to the Cal Golden Bears for 2025-26 and beyond.


#15 Caiden Bowers Hands Verbal Commitment to Cal for 2025-26

Versatile Caiden Bowers, #15 on our “Way Too Early” list of top recruits from the class of 2025, has elected to swim and study at Cal.


Andrew Shackell (2025), Alex’s Twin Brother, Makes Verbal Commitment to… Cal!

High school junior Andrew Shackell, who made giant leaps in LCM over the summer, will join his older brother Aaron and twin sister Alex at Cal in 2025.


Swims You May Have Missed on Day 1 of Summer Jrs: Turano Rips 8:40 800 FR for Trials Cut

This post is dedicated to highlighting some of the swims that may have flown under our radar during our live recaps.

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Daniel Diehl Swims 53.03 100 Fly On Day 2 Of Indy Sectionals

17-year-old Daniel Diehl recorded a best time of 53.03 in the 100m fly, ranking him 32nd all-time for the 17-18 age group.