Samantha Pearson

Preseason CSCAA Polls Favor Texas, Virginia, But Don’t Account For Redshirts

The CSCAA’s season-opening dual meet polls are out – but they don’t account for top swimmers or teams sitting out the season.

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#18 Samantha Pearson Joins Smith, Nordmann In Deferring Stanford Enrollment

Samantha Pearson (the #18 recruit in the US) will become the third highly-ranked Stanford prospect to defer her freshman year amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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15-Year-Old Keaton Jones Posts Fastest 100m Back Time in Country Since March

According to USA Swimming’s database, his 56.42 is the top time in the country since the pandemic shutdown began in the United States in mid-March. 

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Returning Conference Points: Stanford Returns 19 of 20 Relay Legs In W Pac-12

The Pac-12 brings in three of the top five recruiting classes nationwide on the women’s side, and a young Stanford team gets even tougher.

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Ranking the 2020 Women’s NCAA Recruiting Classes: #1-4

#1 recruit Regan Smith’s loaded Stanford class and #2 Alex Walsh’s elite Virginia group collide in a showdown for our #1 overall freshman class ranking.

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Re-Rank: Top 20 Girls NCAA Swimming Recruits, Class of 2020

This is perhaps the best recruiting class we’ve ever ranked, with instant-impact swimmers in back, breast and fly. World record-holder Regan Smith sits #1.

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Pearson Wins Twice, Goes 1:54 in 200 Back On Final Night of Carlsbad Sectional

18-year-old Samantha Pearson won the 100 free and 200 back in back-to-back events Sunday, capping off the Carlsbad Sectional.

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Mia Kragh of Rancho San Dieguito Drops 6 Seconds in 200 Fly to Win in Carlsbad

Cal commit Mia Kragh followed her best time in the 100 fly on Friday with another best time in the 200 fly on Saturday at the Carlsbad Sectionals.

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Michael Andrew Swims Lifetime Best in 100 Yard Fly at Carlsbad Sectionals

World Champion Michael Andrew swam a lifetime best in the 100 yard butterfly in just his 2nd short course yards meet of the last year.

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Samantha Pearson, Top Remaining Recruit in Class of 2020, Chooses Stanford

Samantha Pearson, an honorable mention in SwimSwam’s class of 2020 top 20 recruiting rankings, has verbally committed to Stanford.

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Sims, Faikish, Sheble, Gormley Drop Events on Day 5 at Speedo Junior Nationals

Kaitlynn Sims of Magnolia Aquatic Club, the top seed in the women’s 1500 free, has scratched out of Saturday’s events in Palo Alto.

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#1 Keating, #2 Pearson, #2 Crush Scratch Events on Day 4 of Junior Nationals

Top-seeded Anna Keating of Machine Aquatics has scratched out of heats of the 100 breaststroke on Friday morning at U.S. Junior Nationals.

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#19 Janelle Rudolph Announces Verbal Commitment to Stanford in 2020-21

Janelle Rudolph, the #19 recruit on our list of top 20 girls from the high school class of 2020, has elected to swim for Stanford.

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Santa Margarita Girls Power to CIF-SS D1 Win, Loyola Boys Set Relay Records

Junior Anicka Delgado was a double winner for Santa Margarita.

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IU Commit Ella Ristic Swims 1:45 200 FR at CIF D1 Sectional Prelims

Ristic posted a season best 1:45.87 for the top time in the 200 free by nearly a second.

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