Tulane NCAA Qualifier Victoria Raymond Enters Transfer Portal After Freshman Season

2024 NCAA qualifier Victoria Raymond has entered the NCAA transfer portal after finishing up her freshman season.

The Canadian native became Tulane’s 2nd NCAA qualifier in program history as she earned the invite in the 100 butterfly. She was the 27th seed in the 100 fly and was also entered in the 200 fly and 200 back.

At NCAAs, she finished 45th in the 200 fly in a 1:58.32 and  54th in the 100 fly in a 53.23. She scratched the 200 backstroke which notably is on the same day as the 200 fly.

Raymond swam her personal best times in all three events at the American Athletic Conference Championships at the end of February.  She won the 200 fly in a 1:56.78 and was 2nd in the 100 fly (51.70) and 200 back (1:56.55).

Raymond’s best SCY times are:

  • 100 fly: 51.70
  • 200 fly: 1:56.78
  • 200 back: 1:56.55

Raymond helped the Tulane women to a 6th place finish out of seven teams at the 2024 AAC Championships. Raymond scored 54 individual points, 16 more than the next higher swimmer as Andrea Zeebe scored 38 individual points.

Raymond told SwimSwam she “want[s] to explore some new opportunities. I want to find a team with a competitive atmosphere that can help motivate me toward some big goals of mine!”

When speaking of these goals, Raymond said she wants to final at NCAAs and make a Canadian National Team.

Raymond has already represented Canada at the international level as she swam at the 2023 World Junior Championships last September. Her highest finish was an 8th place finish in the 100 fly as she swam a 59.73 in finals, just off of her 59.38 from semifinals that was a personal best time. At 2023 Canadian Trials Raymond finished 4th in the 200 back, 5th in the 200 fly, and 6th in the 100 fly.

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2 months ago

What’s the pull of NCAA for her? Get to UBC and train with Talbot id say

Reply to  Yapp
2 months ago

Most of the best Canadians are training in the US with many in the NCAA

2 months ago

She’s been improving steadily so will be interesting to see what she does at Trials.

But Maybe…
Reply to  ScovaNotiaSwimmer
2 months ago

PB is 2:13.19, not sure how she’s going to find a 5 second improvement to make an OQT. Behind unlikely. Canada really lacks a solid 200 fly swimmer after Summer. And even her 2:06 is miles away from the WR of Lui’s 2:01.81.

In other words, a great opportunity for a younger swimmer who has some talent to focus on this event as there seems to be a gap in Canadian results at the elite level for fly, especially the 200.

Reply to  But Maybe…
2 months ago

You mean Summer’s 2:04.0?

Anyways, I didn’t mean improve enough to make the Olympic team, I meant to be a more attractive candidate to a higher level team that can help her work towards her goals.

Reply to  But Maybe…
2 months ago

To the comment below if you actually fact checked your posts maybe you would have a more objective and balanced perspective on the state of womens 2 fly in Canada. Additionally, there’s a reason why most knowledgeable people would know why the 201.81 is held out as probably the last world record that will be broken. To balance out your thinking most of the top 2 flyers in Canada are still young. If you look at world aquatics rankings or even the USA rankings that would highlight that. They are also young relative to the elite swimmers in Canada with the probable exception of Summer. Maybe your point is that this group to which I am referring to is the… Read more »

Yup-old geeezer alert
Reply to  Oldswimdad
2 months ago

This guy must be a peach to be around 🤣

2 months ago

When Zavaros will retire, Victoria has all the chances to become second Canadian 200 flyer after her friend Summer

But Maybe…
Reply to  Sceptic
2 months ago

No chance. Sorry. Nothing personal.

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Anya has been with SwimSwam since June 2021 as both a writer and social media coordinator. She was in attendance at the 2022 and 2023 Women's NCAA Championships writing and doing social media for SwimSwam. Currently, Anya is pursuing her B.A. in Economics and a minor in Government & Law at …

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