Arizona Bears Down Into Class of 2026 Recruiting With Verbal From Breaststroker Eleni Gewalt

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NEW COMMIT: Spring Grove, Ill. native and Junior National qualifier Eleni Gewalt has handed the University of Arizona their first verbal commitment for the 2022-23 season and beyond.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Arizona!!! A huge thank you to all of my friends, family and teammates that have supported me along the way and all of the coaches that have been a part of my journey. Excited to be a wildcat?❤️ #beardown?⬇️”

Primarily a breastsstroker, Gewalt does her club swimming with Pleasant Prairie Patriots and most recently placed sixth in the 100m breast at the TYR 18&U Spring Cup last month after winning the 100 breast at the Wisconsin 13&O Championships in March. She raced the 100m breast at the Toyota U.S. Open in November and took fourth in that event at December’s 18&U Winter Championships.

Her best times include:

  • 50 breast – 28.51
  • 100 breast – 1:01.74
  • 200 breast – 2:16.38
  • 50 free – 23.78
  • 100 free – 51.15
  • 200 free – 1:53.13
  • 50 fly – 26.14
  • 100 fly – 58.00
  • 200 IM – 2:07.60

Currently a junior at Richmond-Burton Community High School, Gewalt raced to fifth in the 100 breast at the Illinois State Championships as a sophomore. In 2021, she won the 100 free and was the 100 breast runner-up at the IHSA Sectional Championships.

Gewalt would’ve scored in the B-final of the 100 breast at the 2021 Pac-12 Championships where the Wildcats finished seventh overall. She’ll add her talents to a training group led by Hannah Farrow and Jade Neser.

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