Maggie Aroesty, the number 3 recruit on our top-20 list for the high school class of 2017, has made a verbal commitment to swim for the University of Southern California beginning next fall.
“I chose USC because I know I will have the best opportunity to grow in the classroom, in the pool and as a person. I’m so excited to become a Trojan. Fight On!”
Aroesty is the national age group record-holder in the 100 yard breaststroke for 15-16 girls; she has the distinction of being the youngest American woman in history to break 59 seconds with her 58.98 NAG. She is a senior at Long Beach Senior High School in Long Beach, New York, and trains year-round with Long Island Aquatic Club. A member of the U.S. National Junior Team for 2016-17 (100 breast/200 IM/400 IM), Aroesty represented Team USA at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui in August, where she swam lifetime-bests in the 100 breast, 200 IM, and 400 IM.
Aroesty had an excellent junior year, improving her times in every single event she swims regularly. Representing Long Beach at the 2015 NYSPHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving Championships last fall she won the 200 IM (1:58.45) and 100 breast (1:00.00) individually, the latter with a NY state record. She also swam breast (27.86) on Long Beach’s record-setting medley relay, and anchored their 400 free relay (50.87). Aroesty’s NAG record in the 100 breast came at the 2016 NCSA Spring Championship, where she won the 50/100/200 breast and 200/400 IM. She then went on to finish 9th in the 200 IM, 18th in the 100 breast and 400 IM, and, 28th in the 200 breast at 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Her best times are:
Aroesty is a big pick-up for the Trojans. She will join a breaststroke group that includes now-sophomores Riley Scott and Kirsten Vose. Aroesty’s 100 breast time would already score in the A final at NCAAs, and she’s not far away from scoring in the 200 breast and 200 IM. She will also impact the Trojans’ standing in the Pac-12 Championships, which they won last year for the first time in program history. USC has also received a verbal commitment from Nation’s Capital Swim Club’s Isabella Rongione for 2017-18.
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