Speedsters are the name of the game in our next set of NCAA swimming & diving recruiting class ranks, which includes two 19-second freestylers.
SwimAtlanta sprinter Connor Hinkes has verbally committed to swim at the University of Notre Dame beginning in the 2021-22 school year.
It’s an elite class of IMers heading into the NCAA next fall (assuming there’s a season), led by Carson Foster and a host of World Junior medalists.
After setting a National HS Record in the 50 free, State College’s Matthew Brownstead clipped his lifetime best in prelims of the 100 free with a 43.29.
Mihm, a Stanford commit, dropped a second, winning the race in 1:43.98. That’s within a couple of tenths of what it took to qualify for 2020 NCAAs.
Matt Brownstead went 19.5 in the 50 free last year and split 19.0 on a relay. He’ll chase an 18-second split while we get a rematch of 2019’s 200 IM thriller.
Ollie Bernasek from Machine Aquatics and Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. has announced his verbal commitment to Irish for 2020-21.
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.
Top-seeded Anna Keating of Machine Aquatics has scratched out of heats of the 100 breaststroke on Friday morning at U.S. Junior Nationals.
Rapidly-improving Joe Hunt of Alamo Area Aquatic Association, a 2x Texas high school state champion, has announced his verbal commitment to Notre Dame.
Mid-distance freestyle specialist Liam Smith has verbally committed to Notre Dame for 2020-21.
Uttley has best times that would land him amongst the fastest Irish as a junior.
Carson Foster was our #1 recruit last year. But Luca Urlando is rising fast, and we’ve got a #1 controversy on our hands. Updated recruit ranks here.
The North Penn girls won their second straight PIAA Class 3A State Championship; meanwhile, the North Allegheny won their third straight amidst a record-breaking boys meet.
“I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming careers at the University of Notre Dame. A huge thank you to my family, coaches, friends and everyone who helped me along the way. I can’t wait to join such an amazing team and university! #GoIrish ☘️”