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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The incredibly versatile Lainy Kruger is Florida’s fourth top-20 verbal commitment from the high school class of 2023.
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.
Michaela Mattes, one of the top distance swimmers in the class of 2023, has verbally committed to the in-state Florida Gators.
The Florida Gators have picked up a verbal commitment from Julia Podkoscielny, who is ranked #9 in the 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.
Jose Martinez and Monika Gonzalez-Hermosillo both improved upon their own Mexican national records in the event to win the event.
Sierra became the fastest woman in Uruguayan history, improving upon Erika Graf’s previous mark of 1:14.21 from November 1994.
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.
Alia Atkinson (above) and Julia Podkoscielny were the stars of the show on day 1 of the Plantation Piranhas Senior Invite.
World record holder Alia Atkinson (pictured) took on three events over the weekend in Plantation, Florida.