Winter Juniors Qualifier Kate Leary Verbally Commits to Utah

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Seattle, Washington’s Kate Leary has verbally committed to the University of Utah for 2020-21. She will join Amber Gardner and Taylor Kabacy in the class of 2024.

“I am incredibly excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Utah for the class of 2024!! I am so excited for the opportunity to go to a school with a wonderful team culture as well as an exceptional academic drive. I am thankful for my family who have helped me through this process and grateful for my friends, teachers and coaches who have supported me. I truly cannot wait! Go Utes!”

Leary is a senior at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School. She was 3rd in the 100 back (56.55) and 3rd in the 100 fly (57.11) at the Washington WIAA 3A Girls State Swim & Dive Championships last fall. She also led off the 6th-place medley relay (27.21) and contributed to the 7th-place 400 free relay (53.23). In club swimming, where she represents Seattle Metropolitan Aquatic Club, Leary competed in the same two events at 2018 Winter Juniors West and also swam the 50 free and 200 IM in Time Trials. The next week she went to Washington Senior Short Course Championships and notched a PB in the 50 free and 50 back and was an A finalist in the 50/100/200 back and a B finalist in the 100 fly. At Federal Way Sectionals in March, she finaled in the 100/200 back and 100 fly with PBs in all three. She also notched a personal best in the 200 fly. This summer she improved her lifetime bests in the 100 free, 100 back, 200 back and 100 fly at PNS Senior Championship and Mt. Hood Futures.

SCY times:

  • 50 back – 25.99
  • 100 back – 55.62
  • 200 back – 2:03.18
  • 50 fly – 26.03
  • 100 fly – 56.24

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3 years ago

Congrats Kate! Great choice and good luck!

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