Canadian Games Champion Bailey O’Regan Sends 2024 Verbal To Kentucky

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NEW COMMIT: The University of Kentucky has earned yet another impressive verbal commitment for Fall 2024, this time from Bailey O’Regan.

Taylor Grimley and Emma Finlin have also announced their commitment to the Wildcats’ Class of 2028.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at the University of Kentucky! Thank you to my coaches, friends and family who supported me throughout this process. I also want to thank the coaches at the UK for this opportunity, I cannot wait to see what the future holds!!! GO CATS”

O’Regan trains with Etobicoke Swimming in Canada and Sarasota Sharks in Florida. This past summer, she had five top-15 finishes at Cary Futures, highlighted by a fifth-place showing in the 400m free. She then went on to win the 400m free, 800m free, 1500m free and 4x200m free relay at the Canadian Games, also taking second in the 400m IM and third in the 200m free

Back in April, she placed eighth in the 1500m free, 12th in the 800m free, 18th in the 400m IM and 20th in the 400m free at Canadian Trials. She also had a stellar showing at the Ontario Junior International last December, earning best times in all her events with four top-1o performances.

In LCM, her best times include:

  • 200m free – 2:03.55
  • 400m free – 4:19.03
  • 800m free – 8:54.70
  • 1500m free – 17:08.38
  • 400m IM – 4:50.92

In SCY, those times convert to:

  • 200 free – 1:49.21
  • 400 free – 4:48.04
  • 800 free – 10:04.21
  • 1650 free – 16:52.95
  • 400 IM – 4:14.84

Kentucky is coming off yet another successful season in 2021-22. They concluded the SEC Championships as the team runner-up with 1043 points, their second-highest finish and second-most point total ever at the SEC Championships. The Wildcats’ NCAA finish of 12th with 115.5 points matched their second-best team finish and marked the second-most points scored in school history.

The 2020-21 season was also one of the history books for the UK women’s team, culminating with the Wildcats winning their first-ever SEC title with a program-record 1,124 points under head coach Lars Jorgensen.

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