100 Breast Junior National Champ Kaitlyn Dobler Verbally Commits to USC Class of 2024

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Photo Courtesy: Kaitlyn Dobler

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NEW COMMIT: High school junior Kaitlyn Dobler of Aloha, Oregon has announced her verbal commitment to the University of Southern California. She will join the Trojans in the fall of 2020.

Dobler swims year-round with The Dolphins Portland Swimming and owns three U.S. Open standards with seven additional Juniors/Nationals cuts. In addition to a pair of top-5 finishes at Juniors this summer, she won the 100m breast (1:08.90) to rank her 10th all-time in the U.S. for the 15-16 age group. She was victorious in all six of her events at Mount Hood Sectionals in July and was a five-time finalist at Federal Way Sectionals in March. She also finished fifth in the 100 breast and 11th in the 50 free at Juniors West last winter.

Dobler is a three-time Oregon 6A State champion for Aloha High School and owns state records in the 50 free and 100 breast. The NISCA All-American won the 50 free and 100 breast at State during her sophomore season; the latter (59.17) which ranks her No. 5 in the 15-16 age group. She also won the 100 breast title during her rookie campaign.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m very excited to announce my verbal commitment to University of Southern California. I love the team atmosphere and the amazing coaches. I’m excited to pursue my engineering degree and academic goals at a world class institution. I’m really looking forward to spending four years at USC. FIGHT ON!!”

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 22.35
  • 100 free – 49.50
  • 100 breast – 59.17
  • 200 breast – 2:11.49
  • 100 fly – 55.11
  • 200 IM – 2:01.74

When she suits up for the Trojans as a member of the class of 2024, Dobler will join Maggie Aroesty in a talented breaststroke group. Even with nearly two years of club swimming still to go, Dobler’s best 100 breast time would’ve scored in the A-final of the 2018 NCAA Championships and would’ve placed fourth at Pac-12s.

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