YMCA National Record-holder Camryn Forbes Declares Verbal to Indiana

Butler County YMCA’s Camryn Forbes announced via Twitter that she had made a verbal commitment to Indiana University for 2017-18.


The Knoch High School senior has been the reigning YMCA national record-holder in the 100 meter backstroke for the last three years. She first established the mark at 1:02.68 in 2014, lowered it to 1:02.54 in 2015, and then again to 1:02.14 this past summer. Her 2016 performance was especially gratifying, after having had a disappointing race at Olympic Trials in June. Forbes also swam the 200 back at Trials; she earned new PBs in both distances at YMCA Summer Nationals. Forbes’ top times include:

  SCY LCM
50 back 25.60 29.41
100 back 54.02 1:02.14
200 back 1:57.59 2:14.27
200 IM 2:00.79 2:23.50
50 free 23.87 26.76
100 free 50.15 57.03
200 free 1:49.56 2:02.76

Forbes will add firepower to the Hoosiers’ talent pool in backstroke as soon as she suits up. Both her 100 and 200 back times would have been B-final scorers at 2016 B1G Championships, and she will be a great addition to a workout group that already includes Kennedy Goss, Marie Chamberlain, Alexandra Rockett, and Rachel Matsumura, all of whom will be seniors in 2017-18.

Indiana is on a roll with early commitments. The Hoosiers’ class of 2021 will also include: Abby Kirkpatrick, Anna Kirkpatrick, Grace Haskett, and Kendall Hermann.

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