USC Women Pick Up Kiwi Butterflier Alice Waldow for 2021

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New Zealand native Alice Waldow has verbally committed to the University of Southern California for 2021. She attends the Diocesan School for Girls and trains with United Swimming Club.

I’m proud to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Southern California!! Thank you to my coach, friends, and family for their support throughout the process. I can’t wait to be a part of the Trojan family #FightOn!

I chose USC because their blend of swimming and academics is phenomenal. All of my experiences with the coaches and the swimmers have been awesome and everyone is so enthusiastic.

TOP TIMES (LCM / SCY conv.)

  • 50 free – 26.85 / 23.64
  • 50 back – 29.94 / 25.60
  • 100 back – 1:03.92 / 55.47
  • 50 fly – 27.54 / 24.82
  • 100 fly – 1:01.77 / 54.91

Waldow won three New Zealand Age Group Championship titles in 2019, taking wins in the 50 back, 100 back and 100 fly.

Two of USC’s top returning sprinters, Australian Jemma Schlicht and Kiwi Laticia Transom, are also the Trojans’ top returning butterflier and backstroker, respectively. USC also gets one season left with their top 50 freestyler last year, Marta Ciesla.

The USC women, who are pending their first season under new head coach Jeremy Kipp, are bringing in the #5 class of 2024 nationally. That includes a ton of sprint free talent, most notably from Kaitlyn Dobler (22.0/48.6) and Canadian backstroker Jade Hannah (25.8/56.2 FR, 59.6/2:09.2 BK LCM).

Waldow joins another international prospect, Canadian butterflier Gigi Sasseville, in USC’s class of 2025.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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