Zillion-Sport Athlete Aidan Farley to Swim at Michigan State

Well maybe not a zillion sports, but still. Aidan Farley of Orland Park, Illinois, a senior at Carl Sandburg High School, is on the swim team, cross country team, and water polo team. He is also a nationally-ranked triathlete. And he has elected to give a verbal commitment to the Michigan State University men’s swimming and diving team for the 2017-18 season.

“So excited to announce my commitment to Michigan State!  The coaches and team are very welcoming and the university has so much to offer academically.  I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do and hope to make a difference.”

Farley swims for the club team Palos-Orland Swim Association, but most of his best SCY times come from high school season (where he trains under coach Jim Caliendo) and are not in the USA Swimming database.

  • 50 free – 22.11 (relay split 21.32)
  • 100 free – 47.90 (relay split 47.77)
  • 200 free – 1:41.10
  • 500 free– 4:33.59
  • 200 IM – 1:59.17
  • 100 back – 54.03
  • 100 breast – 1:04.38
  • 100 fly – 54.73

Farley placed 9th in the 200 free and 10th in the 500 free and anchored Sandburg’s 12th-place 200 free relay at the 2016 IHSA State Swimming and Diving Championships. He was named to the All-State squad for the season, and earned the Chicago Tribune’s Athlete of the Month award for March 2016. He owns two Sandburg Varsity and Pool records: 200 free (1:41.10) and 500 free (4:33.59).

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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