Winter Nationals Qualifying Breaststroker Emily Glinecke Chooses ASU

Emily Glinecke of the Boyerton YMCA Navy Seals has committed to Arizona State University for next fall. Holding Winter Nationals cuts in the 100y breast and 200m breast as well as a Winter Juniors cut in the 200 breast, Glinecke is a talented breaststroker with a solid mid-distance free range.

Glinecke posted three top-12 finishes at LC Y Nats this past summer; she was 5th in the 50 breast, 9th in the 200 breast, and 11th in the 100 breast. In addition, she grabbed a 20th place finish in the 200 IM.

Glinecke’s Top Times

  • 100y breast – 1:02.53
  • 200y breast – 2:16.48
  • 200y free – 1:51.81
  • 50m breast – 34.15
  • 100m breast – 1:14.36
  • 200m breast – 2:38.00
  • 200m IM – 2:25.80

At the 2015 PIAA ‘AA’ Championships, Glinecke doubled-up with runner up finishes; first in the 200 free, then in the 100 breast. She swims for Pottsgrove HS in Pottstown, PA. Coached by Linda Jones at BYNS, Glinecke has proven to be successful in both yards and meters. “Emily is naturally very talented, but she is also an extremely hard worker.  She has really grown into a beautiful swimmer and will only keep getting better,” said Jones.

It looks as though Glinecke may well continue to get better. She was just 1:05.18, for example, in the 100 breast at 2014 Y Nats. Dropping over two seconds in one season is really impressive, and she shot up to 3rd place overall at short course Y Nats this year in the 100, along with 8th in the 200.

Glinecke will join Bob Bowman’s ASU program that is really lacking in breaststroke power, notably after losing Jorie Caneta, who transferred out. She led the program’s breaststroke group as a freshman last season. Glinecke’s best times would have put her in C finals of both breaststroke races at last year’s Pac-12 Championships, and she’ll be a welcome addition as the Sun Devils will build up their program. Glinecke is part of a Sun Devil class which already consists of IL butterflier Carly Kramer, distance freestyler Bentley Hulshof, and versatile talents Chloe Isleta and South Africa’s Marlies Ross.

“As soon as I stepped on the Arizona State Campus I fell in love with it, and the warm weather was a plus. I automatically felt welcomed by the team and coaches. I can’t wait to be a part of and contribute to such an amazing swim team family.  #forksup”

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Good move on her part.

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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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