Winter Juniors Qualifier Anna Gruvberger Verbally Commits to Cornell

Fitter and Faster Swim Clinics is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in college is a lifelong dream that is pursued with dedication and determination. Fitter and Faster is proud to honor these athletes and those who supported them on their journey.

Anna Gruvberger, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Hinsdale, Illinois has verbally committed to the application process* at Cornell University. Gruvberger swims for Academy Bullets Swim Club and for Hinsdale Central High School in the greater Chicago area. She will join in Joelle Ohr in the class of 2024.

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to study and swim at Cornell University next year! Thank you to everyone, my family, friends, coaches and teachers, who helped me get to this point. Go Big Red!”

Gruvberger specializes in sprint fly and free. At the 2019 Illinois Swimming LSC Senior Championships, she anchored the winning 400 free relay to a new state record. at Winter Junior Nationals for the past four years. Individually, she finaled in the 50/100 free, 10/200 fly, and 200 IM. Grubverger has competed at Winter Juniors for the past four years. In 2018 she swam the 100 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM.

In high school swimming, she was 13th in prelims of the 100 fly (56.48) and contributed the fly leg (25.29) on the 4th-place 200 medley relay and the leadoff leg (52.36) of the 8th-place 400 free relay at the 2019 IHSA Girls State Championship. As a junior, she finished 12th in the 100 fly at the state high school meet with 56.50, and as a sophomore she came in 4th with 55.43. Gruvberger has broken six school records, including the 100 free and 100 fly individually, and was named team captain in 2019. This year, she was also awarded the Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship by the Positive Coaching Alliance.

Gruvberger’s best times would have helped Cornell at the 2019 Ivy League Women’s Championships with C-final appearances in the 100 fly and 100 free. It took 23.73 to get a second swim in the 50 free and 2:04.46 in the 200 IM.

Best times:

  • 100 fly – 55.16
  • 50 fly – 25.67
  • 100 free – 51.09
  • 50 free – 24.21
  • 200 IM – 2:06.85

*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER: A “verbal commitment” by a coach is not an offer of admission, as only the Admissions Office has that authority. An Ivy League coach can only commit his or her support in the admissions process. Moreover, an Ivy League Likely Letter is not an offer of admission to the university.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].

About the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour

The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour produces swim clinics featuring elite stars of the sport and the most innovative teaching platforms. FFT Swim Clinics can be customized to meet age and skill level of every team and community. Call 786-837-6880 or visit to learn more.


Instagram – @fitterandfasterswimtour

Facebook – @fitterandfastertour

Twitter – @fitterandfaster

FFT is a SwimSwam partner.


Leave a Reply

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

Read More »

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!