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Cal Lands Another For 2024 From In-State CIF Runner-Up Matthew Elliott

NEW COMMIT: The University of California, Berkeley has received its second early verbal commitment for the 2024-25 season, this time from in-state standout Matthew Elliott of Aptos, California. He'll join Carter Lancaster as a member of the Golden Bears' Class of 2028. Regarding his commitment, he s...

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New Jersey's Lindi Worrell Commits to Cincinnati For 2023-24

NEW COMMIT: The University of Cincinnati has received a new verbal commitment for the 2023-24 season and beyond from freestyler/breaststroker Lindi Worrell of Mount Holly, New Jersey. Lindi comes from a long line of collegiate swimmers. Her oldest sister, Kelsi Worrell Dahlia, swam at Louisville and...

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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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Army West Point Secures 2024 Verbal Pledge From Hadley King

NEW COMMIT: The first public verbal commitment for the Class of 2028 on the women's side belongs to Army West Point after Hadley King of Oologah, Oklahoma, announced her pledge to the Black Knights. Regarding her commitment, she said: “I am honored to announce my verbal commitment to continue my ath...

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Arizona State Snags Verbal From Oregon 6A State Champion Quinlan Gould

NEW COMMIT: Arizona State University has received a new verbal commitment for the 2023-24 season and beyond from Junior National qualifier Quinlan Gould of Happy Valley, Oregon. Regarding his commitment, he said: “I am happy to announce my commitment to study and swim at Arizona State University. Th...

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Princeton Tigers Earn Verbal Commitment From Noah Sech

NEW COMMIT: U.S. Open qualifier Noah Sech of San Clemente, California, will head to the east coast next fall after verbally committing* to Princeton University. He is set to join Ethan Harrington and Daniel Li in the Tigers’ Class of 2027. Sech does his club swimming with Mission Viejo Nadadores and...

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The 7 Sins of Swimming

The 7 Sins of Swimming (From the Archive - Originally Published 2017) By Chandler Brandes There is no such thing as a perfect swimmer. As swimmers, we sometimes (although rarely) make mistakes. We may DQ, forget our heat and lane, or even accidentally-on-purpose rip our cap at the exact moment a har...

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Gibson Holmes De-Commits From Duke, Pledges Verbal to Stanford

Gibson Holmes De-Commits From Duke, Pledges Verbal to Stanford NEW COMMIT: After originally committing to Duke, Gibson Holmes of Cincinnati, Ohio, has changed his verbal pledge to Stanford and will arrive at The Farm in the fall of 2023. He will join Henry McFadden as a member of the Cardinal's Clas...

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NCSA Finalist Jaeddan Gamilla Sends Verbal Pledge to Michigan

NEW COMMIT: The University of Michigan has received a verbal commitment for the 2023-24 season from Junior National qualifier Jaeddan Gamilla of Aurora, Illinois. Regarding his commitment, he said: “I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career a...

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Tennessee Gets Verbal Pledge From Junior National Finalist Jed Garner

NEW COMMIT: The University of Tennessee has received a new verbal commitment for the fall of 2023 from Junior National qualifier Jed Garner of Clarksburg, Maryland. Regarding his commitment, he said: “I’m extremely excited to announce my commitment to the University of Tennessee. I’d like to thank m...

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European Champion Hubert Kos To Join Elite IM Group At Arizona State

NEW COMMIT: The rich got a richer. Translation: Bob Bowman is bringing in another world-class IMer to Arizona State. Beginning in January 2023, Hubert Kos will be arriving in Tempe, adding even more depth to an already-loaded IM training group. Regarding his commitment, he said: "I am honored to ann...

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Family Legacy: Alexis Schaffer to Join Sisters at UCLA in 2023

NEW COMMIT: It will be a Schaffer sister reunion in Los Angeles in 2023, as Alexis Schaffer of Mountain View, California, has verbally committed to UCLA. Her older sisters, Brooke Schaffer and Taylor Schaffer, are currently on the team. Their father, Greg Schaffer, also swam for UCLA. He was an eigh...