Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace Returning to Competitive Swimming

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Bahamanian sprinter Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace is returning to competitive racing after a year out of the sport. She last competed at the Rio Olympics, where she finished ninth in the 50 free, and she spent the last year on the coaching staff at Auburn.

In a Facebook post, Vanderpool-Wallace revealed that she will be heading to Raleigh, N.C., to train with the Wolfpack Elite Sprint Group led by Todd DeSorbo. She will train with the likes of Cullen JonesRyan Held and U.S. World Champs team member Justin Ress.

Vanderpool-Wallace swam for Auburn and then trained at SwimMAC with David Marsh for much of the lead-up to the Rio Olympics. She was the Pan American champion in the 50 free in 2015.

Read her full Facebook post announcing her comeback here:

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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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