CARMEL, Indiana, October 3. A pair of Carmel Swim Club swimmers has made their Class of 2014 college choices according to head coach Chris Plumb. Hanna House is headed to Virginia, while Rachel Hayden will be representing Missouri at the college level.
Congrats to CSC seniors who have made their college choices; Hanna House to UVA @uvaswimdive and Rachel Hayden to University of Missouri.— Chris Plumb (@CSCSwimcoach) October 3, 2013
House, the 75th-ranked recruit in the Class of 2014 by CollegeSwimming.com, is a backstroke specialist with the ability to make a big impact on the Cavaliers.
House turned in a 54.11 in the 100-yard backstroke at the 2013 Indiana High School State Championships while swimming for Carmel High. She also has a 25.93 50-yard back and 1:58.92 200-yard back to her credit from the 2012 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals less than a year ago as she continues to refine her stroke.
The third-ranked recruit in the state of Indiana also has some ability in long course meters. Her top listed time in long course is a 2:18.87 in the 200-meter fly, but that happened at the 2009 Indiana Senior State Long Course Championships during the techsuit era. Since, she’s had much more of a focus on her backstroke. She owns a 1:03.96 in the 100-meter back and a 2:17.80 in the 200-meter back.
Hayden, the 86th-ranked recruit in the Class of 2014 by CollegeSwimming.com, is a sprint freestyler.
Hayden, ranked just behind teammate House as the fourth-best in the state, clocked a 23.20 in the 50-yard free at the 2013 Indiana High School State Championships while representing North Central High School out of Indianapolis. She also clocked a 50.92 in the 100-yard free at that meet as well.
In long course competition, Hayden posted a 26.58 in the 50-meter free and a 57.41 in the 100-meter free at the Speedo Junior National Championships this past summer. She also turned in a 2:06.12 in the 200-meter free to demonstrate a bit of versatility.