Breaststroker Sydney Colburn Verbally Commits to Miami University Redhawks

Photo Courtesy: Sydney Colburn

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NEW COMMIT: Sydney Colburn has verbally committed to spend her collegiate career swimming for Miami University beginning next fall. Colburn is from Deerfield, Illinois. She is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American who swims for New Trier Swim Club and is a senior at Deerfield High School.

She told Swimming World,

“I am very excited to announce that I have verbally committed to Miami University in Oxford, OH! I am so impressed by their swim program and their incredible academic opportunities. I am truly grateful to all that have helped me to get to this point in my journey. I am looking forward to being a part of the Miami swim family. Go RedHawks!!”

Primarily a breaststroker, her top times include:

  • 50 Breast 30.52
  • 100 Breast 1:03.94
  • 200 Breast 2:27.20

Colburn set all three of her lifetime best breaststroke times at NCSA Junior Nationals last March. At the 2017 Mid American Conference Championship it took a 1:03.99 to make finals of the 100 breaststroke, a mark Colburn is just shy of. The Redhawks had a senior and a junior in last year’s A final and a junior in the B final. All three will be gone by Colburn’s timely arrival next fall.



  1. avatar

    Congratulations Sydney!!! You are going to rock it at Miami University.

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    Joan Ewalt

    Congratulations, Sydney.
    All that hard work and dedication paid off.
    You rock, Sydney.
    Go Redhawks!

Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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