Winter Juniors Finalist Angela Quan Sends Verbal to UCLA for 2023

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Angela Quan, a 2021 Winter Juniors Finalist in the 100 fly, has announced her verbal commitment to UCLA. Quan is a California native and a member of Irvington High School’s class of 2023. In addition to swimming in high school, she also trains and competes with the Santa Clara Swim Club. She will be joining the Bruins for the 2023-2024 season.

I am incredibly excited to announce my commitment to swim and study at UCLA! A huge thank you to my brother, parents, coaches, and friends for the endless support throughout my process. GO BRUINS!!

Quan’s main stroke is butterfly, but she also excels at sprint freestyle, backstroke, and IM events. She holds a 2022 Winter US Open qualifying time in the 100 fly, a Summer Juniors qualifying time in the 200 fly, and Futures cuts in the 100 free, 200 back, 200 IM, and 400 IM. 

Best Times SCY:

  • 100 free- 51.58
  • 200 back- 2:04.09
  • 100 fly- 53.43
  • 200 fly- 1:59.34
  • 200 IM- 2:05.06

At the 2022 CIF State Championships, Quan competed in the 100 fly. Finishing 7th place in prelims, she qualified for finals where she maintained 7th place with a time of 55.42. 

Just two months prior, Quan competed at the 2022 Speedo Sectionals in Carlsbad, where she set numerous personal best times and qualified for several finals. In the 100 fly, she dropped .03 seconds off her previous best to go a 53.43 and finish in 5th place. She also finished 5th in the 200 fly with a 1:59.34, about a half a second faster than her previous mark. 

Quan also qualified for finals in the 50 free (11th), 100 free (22nd), and 200 IM (18th). She set personal bests in each. 

In December of 2021, Quan swam the 50 free, 100 back, 100 fly, and 200 fly at the Speedo Winter Junior Championships. She finished 6th in prelims of the 100 fly with a 53.51, and advanced to finals. At finals, she finished in 7th place with another time drop to post a 53.37. She finished 25th in the 200 fly, 53rd in the 50 free, and 54th in the 100 back.

UCLA is a member of the Pac-12 conference. At the 2022 Championships, they finished 4th out of the 8 teams. Quan’s best 100 fly time would have had her tied for 14th overall and third among the UCLA women. In the 200 fly, she would have been 11th overall, coming in second for UCLA.

The 2022-2023 season will be Jordan Wolfrum’s fourth season as head coach. Since she was hired, the Bruins have finished 4th or higher at Pac-12s which had not previously happened since 2014. Quan will enter into a strong training group in 2023, including fellow class of 2027 recruit Katy Pacher who swims many of the same events. Her freestyle times are slightly faster than Quan’s, at 49.53/1:47.50 for the 100 and 200, and her 100 fly (54.95) and 200 IM (2:08.73) times are slightly slower.

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Royce
4 days ago

Swimming and diving at UCLA it’s like Cinderella. The Athletic director didn’t hire a great coach because nobody cares. Got some young coach for less money, that will always take a seat in the back row. Unfortunately, the team doesn’t bring great results, some swimmers transferred, some suffered injuries because of the mindless training – 4 hours set, so the coaches are done early with the practice, and they can leave and enjoy the rest of day. The mind set of the team is to graduate, get the UCLA diploma, and forget about the swimming. Sad.
If Mr. Jarmond is willing to bring back the UCLA’s swimming golden years, he should recruit serious coaches, and bring back the Men’s… Read more »

SoCalSwimDad
12 days ago

Congratulations to Angela! Clearly, she is a great addition for the Bruins. I’m still wondering how long they will give Jordan. The results haven’t been there. Swimmers are leaving. And she still can’t recruit any of the great talent in her own backyard.