Chattahoochee Gold’s Mary-Kate Wichalonis Commits to North Florida

Mary-Kate Wichalonis North Florida
Photo Courtesy: Mary-Kate Wichalonis

NEW COMMIT: The University of North Florida has added Cumming, Ga. freestyler Mary-Kate Wichalonis to the class of 2023. She will join Madison Gupton in Jacksonville next fall.

Wichalonis swims year-round with Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club and achieved 100% lifetime bests at both the Georgia LCM Senior Championships and Georgia Open this past summer. She had a pair of top-25 finishes at Georgia Seniors last winter and raced four events at Greensboro Speedo Sectionals in March. Also competing for South Forsyth, Wichalonis raced at the Georgia 6A State Championships each of her last two high school seasons.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m so happy to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at The Universty of North Florida! Thank you to my family, coaches, and friends who have helped me achieve this goal. GO OSPREYS!!!!! #SWOOP”

Her best times include:

  • 100 free – 54.75
  • 200 free – 1:55.78
  • 500 free – 5:12.82
  • 1000 free – 10:40.56

When she suits up for the Ospreys for the 2019-20 season, Wichalonis will join a freestyle training group that includes Gupton, Hannah CordesSarah Trago and Ally Schilling. Although she currently sits outside of scoring range at the CCSA Championships, she has continuously made improvements each season.

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