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Tar Heels Keep NAG Relay Record Holder Samantha Armand In State

NEW COMMIT: National Age Group relay record holder Samantha Armand of Cary, North Carolina has decided to swim for her in-state Tar Heels beginning in 2023. She will join Lucy Walker, Michaela Chokureva, Maren Conze and Ava Muzzy as a member of the Tar Heels’ Class of 2027. Regarding her commitment,...

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NCSA Champion Cade Duncan Verbally Commits to Northwestern

NEW COMMIT: U.S. Open qualifier Cade Duncan of Spring, Texas has verbally committed to Northwestern University and will arrive on campus in the fall of 2023. His older brother, Caleb Duncan, is a senior sprinter at Louisville. He told Swimming World: “I am honored to announce my verbal commitment to...

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Gillian Tu Verbals to Brown With Ivy League Winning 100 Breast Time

NEW COMMIT: Junior National qualifier Gillian Tu of Issaquah, Washington, has verbally committed* to Brown University and will arrive on campus in the fall of 2023. Regarding her commitment, she said: “I am very honored to announce my verbal commitment to the application process at Brown University!...

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To the One Always By My Side

To the One Always By My Side By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern They say some of the best friends we will ever have are our teammates. Maybe it’s because we spend the majority of our time with them or our shared love/hate relationship with the sport, but either way, we all have teamm...

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An Honest Sport: 15 Truths About Swimming

15 Truths About Swimming Swimming is a sport like no other. You learn a lot about yourself throughout your years as a swimmer and the sport inherently instills valuable life lessons in you. Even when your time as a competitive swimmer is done, you still continue to learn more about the sport and hav...

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If Swimming Were Easy....5 Things Swimmers Face to Be Their Best

By Chandler Brandes, Swimming World College Intern Spoiler alert: It’s not. We can all agree that swimming is not an easy sport. But choosing the easy route has never been the swimmer way. Here are five things which make swimming one of the hardest, yet most rewarding, sports out there... 1. Struggl...

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South Carolina Scores 2023 Verbal From NCSA Finalist Ellery Ottem

NEW COMMIT: The University of South Carolina has scored a new verbal commitment for the fall of 2023 from Ellery Ottem of River Falls, Wisconsin. She will join Madelyn Yates and Jill Smiley as a member of the Gamecocks’ Class of 2027. Regarding her commitment, she said: "i’m extremely excited to ann...

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SwimAtlanta's Sydney Starnes Lends 2023 Verbal Pledge to Virginia Tech

NEW COMMIT: Virginia Tech has received a new verbal commitment for the fall of 2023 from Junior National qualifier Sydney Starnes of Marietta, Georgia. She will join Kate Anderson as a member of the Hokies' Class of 2027. She told Swimming World: "I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to ...

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Princeton Picks Up 2023 Verbal From CIF State Champion Ethan Harrington

NEW COMMIT: Junior National finalist Ethan Harrington of Palo Alto, California, has verbally committed* to Princeton University and will arrive on campus in Fall 2023. He is set to join Daniel Li in the Tigers' Class of 2027. Farrington currently ranks 12th in the 50 free and 25th in the 100 free al...

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NC State Gets Another Verbal For 2023 From Butterflyer Bella Answeeney

NEW COMMIT: NC State has added yet another weapon to its already-loaded recruiting class for 2023, this time landing a verbal commitment from Bella Answeeney of Odessa, Florida. She will join Madeleine Hebert, Tyler Driscoll, Abby Woolford, Hayley Clark and Keelan Cotter in Raleigh as a member of th...

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Coleman Yates of Gator Swim Club Sends 2023 Verbal Commitment to Navy

NEW COMMIT: The United States Naval Academy has received a verbal commitment for the 2023-24 season and beyond from Junior National qualifier Coleman Yates of Lake Park, Georgia. Regarding his commitment, he said: "I am excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at...