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Juniors Finalist AnneMarie Vlaic Verbals to SMU for 2025

Juniors Finalist AnneMarie Vlaic Verbals to SMU for 2025 NEW COMMIT: Southern Methodist University has picked up a big verbal commitment for the 2025-26 season and beyond from Junior National qualifier AnneMarie Vlaic of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Vlaic is one of the top butterflyers in the Class of 2025....

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Tess Heavner Verbally Commits to Notre Dame for 2025

Tess Heavner Verbally Commits to Notre Dame for 2025 NEW COMMIT: The University of Notre Dame has scored a new verbal commitment for the 2025-26 season and beyond from Tess Heavner of Fenton, Michigan. Heavner has a long family legacy at Notre Dame, dating back to the 1920s. She will join Ava Pape a...

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Carmel Girls Claim Unprecedented 38th Straight Indiana State Title

Carmel Girls Claim Unprecedented 38th Straight Indiana State Title The complete domination of Carmel High School continues on, as the Greyhounds won their 38th-straight Indiana Girls State Swimming and Diving Championship this past weekend. The Greyhounds extended their own national record of 38 con...

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Carmel's Michael Gorey Sends 2025 Verbal to Arizona State

Carmel's Michael Gorey Sends 2025 Verbal to Arizona State NEW COMMIT: Arizona State University has secured another verbal commitment for Fall 2025 from Junior National qualifier Michael Gorey of Carmel, Indiana. He will join Trevor Boodt in Tempe as a member of the Sun Devils' Class of 2029. Regardi...

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Breaststroker Trevor Boodt Sends 2025 Verbal to Arizona State

Breaststroker Trevor Boodt Sends 2025 Verbal to Arizona State NEW COMMIT: Greenwood Villagae, Colorado native and talented breaststroker Trevor Boodt has announced his verbal commitment to Arizona State University beginning in Fall 2025. Regarding his commitment, he said: "I’m extremely honored to a...

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Will Browne Verbally Commits to Harvard for 2025

Will Browne Verbally Commits to Harvard for 2025 NEW COMMIT: Harvard University has received a new verbal commitment* for the 2025-26 season and beyond from Junior National qualifier Will Browne of Charlottesville, Virginia. He will join William Mulgrew in Cambridge as a member of the Crimson's Clas...

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Distance Ace Mike McCarthy Verbals to the Vols for 2025

Distance Ace Mike McCarthy Verbals to the Vols for 2025 NEW COMMIT: The University of Tennessee has secured a new verbal commitment for Fall 2025 from Junior National qualifier Mike McCarthy of Swedesboro, New Jersey. He will join Jake McCoy in Knoxville as a member of the Vols' Class of 2029. Regar...

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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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Ohio State Lands 2025 Verbal From Canadian Freestyler Taya Hutchison

Ohio State Lands 2025 Verbal From Canadian Freestyler Taya Hutchison NEW COMMIT: The Ohio State University has secured a new verbal commitment for the 2025-26 season and beyond from Windsor, Ontario native Taya Hutchison. She will join Carrie Furbee and KK LeBlanc as a member of the Buckeyes’ Class ...

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Hokies Add 2025 Verbal Pledge From Sweden's Lucas Humling

Hokies Add 2025 Verbal Pledge From Sweden's Lucas Humling NEW COMMIT: Virginia Tech has added another verbal commitment for 2025, this time from Linköping, Sweden native Lucas Humling. He will join Benedek Tóth in Blacksburg as a member of the Hokies' Class of 2029. He told Swimming World: "I’m happ...

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Aggies Keep Breaststroker Daniel King In-State For 2025

Aggies Keep Breaststroker Daniel King In-State For 2025 NEW COMMIT: Texas A&M University has received a new in-state verbal commitment for Fall 2025 from Junior National qualifier Daniel King of San Antonio. He will join Bucky Gettys as a member of the Aggies' Class of 2029. Regarding his commitment...

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Hawaii's Sage Miller Verbally Commits to USC for 2025

Hawaii's Sage Miller Verbally Commits to USC for 2025 NEW COMMIT: Honolulu, Hawaii native Sage Miller has announced her verbal commitment to continue her academic and swimming career at the University of Southern California beginning in Fall 2025. She will join Bella Brito as a member of the Trojans...

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Freestyler Allison Bischoff Pledges 2025 Verbal to Virginia

Freestyler Allison Bischoff Pledges 2025 Verbal to Virginia NEW COMMIT: The University of Virginia has received an in-state verbal commitment for the 2025-26 season and beyond from freestyle specialist Allison Bischoff out of Henrico, Virginia. She will join Raya Mellott, Sophia Umstead, Sylvia Roy ...

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Michigan Lands 2025 Verbal From Florida 1A State Champion Lila Higgo

Michigan Lands 2025 Verbal From Florida 1A State Champion Lila Higgo NEW COMMIT: The University of Michigan has secured a new verbal commitment for Fall 2025 from Lila Higgo of the Cayman Islands. She is currently based out of Jacksonville, Florida. She will join Montse Spielmann in Ann Arbor as a m...

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Worlds Juniors Team Member Ryan Erisman Verbals to Cal for 2025

Worlds Juniors Team Member Ryan Erisman Verbals to Cal for 2025 NEW COMMIT: The University of California, Berkeley has added yet another impressive verbal for 2025, this time from Olympic Trials qualifier Ryan Erisman of Windermere, Florida. He will join Dar Lavenko, Julien Rousseau, Kenneth Barnicl...

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Junior National Finalist Gavin Keogh Sends 2025 Verbal to NC State

Junior National Finalist Gavin Keogh Sends 2025 Verbal to NC State NEW COMMIT: Backstroker Gavin Keogh of Erie, Colorado, has announced his verbal commitment to continue his academic and swimming career at NC State beginning in Fall 2025. He will join Tyler Bardak and Aaron Davidson in Raleigh as a ...

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37 Things You’ll Never Hear a Swimmer Say

By Chandler Brandes (From the Archive) Swimmers spend the majority of our time with our faces in the water staring at a black line lap after lap. Although we don’t get the opportunity to speak too often during practice, when we do get the chance to talk, we have a lot to say. In the rare instance wh...

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Longhorns Land 2025 Verbal From In-Stater John Simmons

Longhorns Land 2025 Verbal From In-Stater John Simmons NEW COMMIT: The University of Texas has picked up a new verbal commitment for its growing class of 2029, this time from in-state standout John Simmons of Humble, Texas. He will join Clem Camacho and Evan Conti in Austin as a member of the Longho...