The Virginia Cavaliers are gaining a great addition for their sprint group. Caitlin Cooper from Dynamo Swim Club gave her verbal commitment to the Virginia Cavaliers. With bests of 23.00 in the 50 freestyle and 50.15 in the 100 freestyle, Cooper is primarily a sprint freestyler, but she also has a solid 100 backstroke time as well at 56.88.
Last season, the Cavaliers finished 15th at the NCAA Championship’s in the women’s 200 freestyle relay. Cooper’s best flat start time from last year at 23.00 will be very beneficial for their sprint relays. All four splits were between 22.4 and 22.9 during the finals. During prelims, however, they were all slightly faster, splitting between 22.3 and 22.5. Virginia needs a little more horse power in that relay, and Cooper has the potential to be a major contributor for the team.