Bobbi Gichard (pictured, above left) of Auckland, New Zealand has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Florida for 2018-19.
The Florida Gators added 19 swimmers and four divers to the incoming class of 2018 after the early signing period. The men’s squad will add 13 newcomers, while the women’s team adds 10.
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.
Ellie Zweifel of Rock Bridge High School and Columbia Swim Club has verbally committed to Florida for 2018-19.
Kirschtine Balbuena from Buchholz High School and Gator Swim Club has given a verbal commitment to University of Florida’s class of 2022.
Caeleb Dressel and Madison Kennedy won the headlining 50 free sprint shootouts at the JAX 50 meet in Florida over the weekend.
Plant’s Morgan Tankersley put up a pair of statement swims at the region 2 meet, clocking Automatic All-American times in the 200 free (1:46.26) and 500 free (4:43.18).
Florida high school swimming wrapped up its district rounds over the weekend, with the big schools of classes 3A and 4A competing.