Gracyn Aquino

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.


“BOTR” Distance Freestyler Ella Cosgrove (2025) Adds Verbal to Already Stellar Class at Cal

Ella Cosgrove, a “Best of the Rest” distance freestyler from Arizona, had added her verbal commitment to the Golden Bears’ class of 2029.


Olympic Trials Qualifier Alexa McDevitt Hands Verbal Commitment to Cal (2025)

Alexa McDevitt from Bellevue Club, an Olympic Trials qualifier in the 400 IM and a “Best of the Rest” recruit for 2025, has verbaled to Cal.


Cal Racks Up Another Verbal Commitment for 2025-26: the Highly Versatile #13 Elle Scott

Elle Scott, who recently moved from NOVA of Virginia to SwimMAC Carolina, will swim for the Golden Bears beginning in the fall of 2025.


California HS State Champ, “BOTR” Sprinter Gracyn Aquino, Verbals to Cal for 2025-26

“Best of the Rest” sprinter Gracyn Aquino, the reigning California High School State Champion in the 50 free, will join the Golden Bears in the fall of 2025.


Way Too Early Recruit Ranks: Girls High School Class of 2025

After winning a silver medal at the World Championships in the 800 free relay, Alex Shackell emerges as our #1 recruit in the girls’ HS class of 2025.


Mission Viejo Girls Break 15-18 National Age Group Record With 3:44.10 4×100 Free Relay

The MVN relay of Teagan O’Dell, Asia Kozan, Gracyn Aquino, and Teia Salvino broke the meet record as well as 15-18 NAG tonight.


2023 CIF State Championships: Finals Live Recap

Fresh off breaking the 500 free national high school record, Rex Maurer heads into finals of the 2023 CIF State Champs as top seed in the 200 and 500 free.


2023 CIF Champs Prelims Recap: Teagan O’Dell Rips New Meet Record of 51.11 in 100 Back

Though it was just the prelims session, there was a ton of fast swimming on Friday, including five CIF meet records. 

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Rex Maurer Headlines Stacked Field Set for 2023 CIF Swimming & Diving Championships

Rex Maurer is listed atop the psych sheets in both the 200 and 500 free after breaking the national high school record in the latter event last week.


CIF-SS Division I Recap: Teagan O’Dell Breaks Her Own 100 Back Meet Record (51.45)

Teagan O’Dell took down her own 100 back meet record from prelims and helped break another in the 200 free relay on Friday night.


2023 CIF-SS Division I: Teagan O’Dell Takes Down Two Meet Records in Prelims

Teagan O’Dell wasted no time at the 2023 CIF-SS Championships, breaking the 200 IM and 100 backstroke meet records in prelims.


2023 Fran Crippen SMOC Day 2 Finals Recap: Katie Grimes Blasts New 200 Fly PB of 2:08.77

Grimes has now risen to #14 all-time in the 17-18 age group in the event. 


Santa Margarita Breaks National HS Record with 1:29.61 Girls 200 Free Relay

Santa Margarita, a premier high school program in the country currently, broke a National HS Record at the meet, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. 


2022 Winters Juniors – West: Enge, Dalbey & Li Scratch Bonus Finals On Day 2

Piper Enge has dropped out of the girls’ 50 free ‘C’ final to focus on the 200 IM, earning Claire Weinstein a second swim after she won a swim-off.