Ashley Slayton Gives Verbal Pledge to Alabama Crimson Tide

Ashley Slayton alabama
Photo Courtesy: Ashley Slayton

NEW COMMIT: Winchester, Tenn. native Ashley Slayton has verbally committed to the University of Alabama and will join the Crimson Tide as a member of the class of 2023.

Swimming for Manchester Makos Swim Team, Slayton concluded the summer season with a pair of lifetime bests at the NCSA Championships in August after finaling in four events with 100 percent best times at the Southeastern LCM Championships a week prior. At the Southeastern SCY Championships in February, Slayton was the 400 IM runner-up and made four additional finals appearances.

A four-time Tennessee State Championship finalist for Franklin County High School, Slayton finished fifth in the 500 free and sixth in the 200 free as a junior. She competed in the 200 free during both her freshman and sophomore seasons as well.

She told Swimming World:

“So so so excited to announce my commitment to swim and study at the University of Alabama! Thank you SO much to my parents, coaches, teammates, and friends for all the support! Roll tide!!”

Her best times include:

  • 100 free – 52.41
  • 200 free – 1:50.96
  • 500 free – 4:58.54
  • 200 IM – 2:08.00
  • 400 IM – 4:27.94

Slayton will join a talented freestyle group when she arrives in Tuscaloosa for the 2019-20 season that includes Julia Kukla, Leonie Kullman and Lydia Jackson. Alabama had their first dual meet against Delta State on Sept. 14 and begin the season with a 1-0 record.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.

6 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
avatar
3 years ago

Congratulations Ashley! Roll Tide!

avatar
3 years ago

Well then!

avatar
Stephanie Slayton
3 years ago

Go Ashley!!!

avatar
Mason and Marge Adcock
3 years ago

Ashley, congratulations and best wishes in the future.

avatar
3 years ago

Congratulations Ashley!!

avatar
3 years ago

Wow!!