Chelsea Marstellar Announces Verbal Commitment to East Carolina

Photo Courtesy: Chelsea Marstellar

NEW COMMIT: Chelsea Marstellar has announced her verbal commitment to swim for East Carolina University beginning next fall. Marstellar is from Newport News, Virginia where she is a senior at Menchville High School. Marstellar swims for the school team and trains year-round for the Coast Guard Blue Dolphins where she is coached by Jack Bierie.

She told Swimming World,

“I am proud to announce my commitment to East Carolina University. The coaching staff, team, and university are exactly what I was looking for. I would like to thank my family and friends for all their support. Can’t wait to be a Pirate!”

Her top times include:

  • 50 Free 24.34
  • 100 Free 52.40
  • 400 IM 4:28.16
  • 100 Breast 1:07.11
  • 200 Fly 2:07.41

Marstellar’s best times suggest she could head in a number of different directions when she moves to Greenville next fall. The Pirates will have graduated their top four 100 freestylers from last year by the 2018-2019 season. This year the sprint group will likely be led by swimmers who were in the low 52 second range, a great match for Marstellar, at last year’s Conference Championship. It took a 51.3 to get a finals swim at last year’s American Athletic Conference Championship.

In the 400 IM Marstellar’s lifetime best time would have snuck into the B final at last season’s meet. Freshman Victoria Gillet (4:24.5) was in that A final last year. She’ll overlap with Marstellar for two years.

Her club teammates Alex SlaytonDanika Katzer, and Kade Younger have also given verbal commitments to college teams. Younger is also a senior at Menchville.

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Linda Johnson Hutchens

Great news for ECU and Coach Jabs!!!

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