“I chose the University of Akron because I immediately felt at home on campus and with the team. I know I will be able to achieve my goals in and out of the water with the academic and athletic support that Akron has to offer. I cannot wait to become a Roo and train with Coach Brian and the amazing UA team. Thank you to my family, friends and coaches who have supported me throughout my swim journey. GO ZIPS!”
Farber, a rising senior at Waukesha West High School, swims year-round for Schroeder YMCA at the Milwaukee Schroeder Prep location. In her junior season, she won a Wisconsin State title in the women’s 1650 freestyle at the 2018 Wisconsin Swimming LSC 13 & Over Short Course State Championships; she was also an A-finalist in the 100, 200, and 500 freestyle events, and in the 100 IM.
A 4-time WIAA State qualifier and 2-time All-State Honorable Mention honoree in 100/200 freestyles, Farber currently holds 3 Waukesha West school records: 500 freestyle, 400 free relay, and 400 medley relay.
Swimming with Schroeder YMCA at the 2018 YMCA Short Course Nationals in early April, Farber competed in the 100/200/500/1000 free and was a member of the 5th-place 4×100 free and 8th-place 4×100 medley relays.
Top SCY times:
- 100 free – 52.12
- 200 free – 1:51.91
- 500 free – 5:02.99
- 1000 free – 10:22.93
- 1650 free – 17:39.61
- 100 breast – 1:06.48
- 200 breast – 2:20.92
- 200 IM – 2:09.83
Akron has won 5 consecutive MAC Swimming and Diving titles. Farber will be an immediate impact player, with a 200 breast time that would have scored in the B final at the 2018 MAC Championships. Furthermore, her free time that is very close to scoring (it took 1:51.28 to get a second swim in 2018) and her mile time isn’t far off either (she would have been 20th this year – only the top 16 score at MAC Championships).
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