YMCA Nationals Qualifier Jenny O’Neil Verbally Commits to Vermont

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Jenny O’Neil of South Shore Mill Pond YMCA in Hanover, Massachusetts has announced that she will be joining the swim team at the University of Vermont in the fall of 2019. O’Neil has career-best times in the 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard butterfly, and 200 yard IM that would have put her in scoring range within the American East Conference for the 2018-2019 season.

“UVM was the perfect fit for me academically & athletically. Right when I stepped on campus I truly felt at home. Go Cats!”

At the 2019 New England Swimming LSC 15-18 Age Group Championships O’Neil took 18th in the 200-yard backstroke (2:08.50) after setting a PR in prelims, 20th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:09.79), and 13th place in the 200 yard IM (2:08.48). She also swam the 100-yard backstroke and butterfly, along with the 200 yard IM, at the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championships.

Best Times in Yards:

  • 100 fly – 57.09
  • 100 back – 58.96
  • 200 back 2:08.34
  • 100 breast – 1:07.38
  • 200 IM – 2:08.48

O’Neil has career-best times in her signature events that would have ranked her in the top 3 on the 2018-2019 Vermont team, but her best 100 yard butterfly time would have been behind only current senior Julia Degregorio. She will be joining a very large and diverse Class of 2023 that includes Molly Williams, Mina Poppas, Beth Hartog, Cailin Campbell, Francesca Pucillo, Teddi Simons, Sarah Doherty, Shannon Lindsey, Skyler Ayers, Ellie Sullivan, and Maria Kelly.

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3 years ago

Way to go Jenny O’Neil!! They got a good one. Super competitive.