The University of Nebraska just picked up the Wisconsin State Champion in the 100 breaststroke, Gwen Worlton.
Worlton was a late starter; she didn’t begin swimming until the summer before her freshman year of high school. In that short amount of time, she has quickly progressed from a 1:07.08 in the 100 breaststroke to a 1:02.25. This year, she beat the two time defending WIAA State Champion in the 200 breaststroke at the end of her high school season.
She will be arriving in Lincoln just in time to replace a large group of graduating breaststrokers. Sam Hardewig lead the team last year with a 1:02.43, but is entering her senior year this season. Worlton will be able to compete with incoming sophomore Jordan Ehly, who will be a junior when Worlton arrives on campus. Ehly had the second fastest time on the team during her freshman season last year with a 1:03.31.
Worlton’s best times in yards:
- 50 Breast – 29.83
- 100 Breast – 1:02.25
- 200 Breast – 2:14.57
- 200 IM – 2:11.15
- 50 Free – 24.72
- 100 Free – 53.76
Worlton comes from the Schroeder YMCA club program that has been one of the state’s most successful programs. She currently holds their long course and short course team records in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes, as well as several relays. She is beginning her senior year at Nicolet High School and enters her season as the defending WIAA Division 1 state champion.
“I am excited to join the team. I am really thankful for all of the coaches and programs that recruited me.”
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