Julia Podkoscielny

Florida Secures Verbal Commitment from #1 Bella Sims for Loaded Class of 2027

Olympic silver medalist Bella Sims, the #1 recruit in the class of 2023, is the fifth top-20 verbal commitment to the Florida class of 2027.

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New Zealand 200 Breast Record Holder Melissa Cowen Commits to Florida for 2023

Melissa Cowan of Auckland, New Zealand, will bring NCAA-invite ready times in the 100 and 200 breast to Gainesville in the fall of 2023.

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DYNA-to-Florida Pipeline Continues as Alex Mitchell (2023) Verbals to Gators

Alex Mitchell, a Winter U.S. Open qualifier in the 200/400 free, 200 back, and 200/400 IM, will swim for Florida beginning in 2023-24.

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Trials Wave I Qualifer in Back/Fly, Catie Choate (2023) Verbals to Florida

Dynamo’s Catie Choate will bring Olympic Trials Wave I-level times (in 100/200 back and 100 fly) to Gainesville in the fall of 2023.

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Wave II A-finalst JoJo Ramey Hands Florida Women 5th Verbal for 2023-24

Fishers Area backstroker JoJo Ramey, who placed 7th in the 200 back at Olympic Trials Wave II, has given the Gators their 5th verbal commitment for 2023.

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Lainy Kruger, #18 in 2023, Makes Verbal Commitment to Florida

The incredibly versatile Lainy Kruger is Florida’s fourth top-20 verbal commitment from the high school class of 2023.

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#11 Grace Rainey Becomes 3rd Verbal Commitment to Florida Class of 2027

Breaststroker Grace Rainey from SwimMAC Carolina has verbally committed to Florida for 2023-24 with times that would score at SECs in the B finals.

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#6 Michaela Mattes (2023) Announces Verbal Commitment to Florida

Michaela Mattes, one of the top distance swimmers in the class of 2023, has verbally committed to the in-state Florida Gators.

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Florida Keeps #9 Julia Podkoscielny In-State for 2023-24

The Florida Gators have picked up a verbal commitment from Julia Podkoscielny, who is ranked #9 in the high school class of 2023.

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Way Too Early Recruit Ranks: Girls High School Class of 2023

It’s a very distance-based class of current high school sophomores, including breakout open water star Bella Sims at the top of the class.

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Martinez and Gonzalez-Hermosillo Lower 200 IM Mexican Records At UANA Day 3

Jose Martinez and Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo both improved upon their own Mexican national records in the event to win the event.

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Micaela Sierra Breaks Uruguayan 100 Breast Record At UANA Day 2 – 1:12.13

Sierra became the fastest woman in Uruguayan history, improving upon Erika Graf’s previous mark of 1:14.21 from November 1994.

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14-Year Old Erika Pelaez Hits Olympic Trials Wave 2 Cut in 100 Free – 55.51

The swim by Erika Pelaez ranks her as the 3rd-fastest American 13-14 in the history of the 100 free and gives her a pass to the faster Wave 2 Olympic Trials.

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16-Year Old Julia Podkoscielny Pops 4:44 400 IM at Plantation Senior Meet

Alia Atkinson (above) and Julia Podkoscielny were the stars of the show on day 1 of the Plantation Piranhas Senior Invite.

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Pelaez, Podkoscielny Add Trials Cuts At FG Senior Qualifier; Atkinson In Action

World record holder Alia Atkinson (pictured) took on three events over the weekend in Plantation, Florida.

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