Anna Auld, who made the 2019-20 National Junior Team for open water, has announced her verbal commitment to Florida for 2020-21.
USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Mary Kate Kelley from Episcopal AmberJax has verbally committed to Florida for 2021-22.
Georgia Bates has given a verbal commitment to the University of Florida for 2021-22. Her sister Talia is a freshman this year.
Buchholz’s Talia Bates won her 4th-straight state title in the 50 free and her 3rd-straight title in the 100 free.
Buchholz’s Talia Bates, the 3-time defending 50 free state champion and 2-time defending champ in the 100 fly, has already hit the AA-A standard in the 50 free this season. Her regionals time of 22.85 makes her the top seed for states and the region 1 champion.
All-in-all, the Buchholz girls took down 5 records: the 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, 100 breast (Ivey), and 100 fly (Bates).
U.S. World Championships team member and Florida commit Robert Finke, a Countryside senior, is set up to defend his titles in the 200 IM and 500 free.