From Liberty Township to Liberty University, Isabelle Gomez Verbals to the Flames for 2022

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Photo Courtesy: Isabelle Gomez

NEW COMMIT: Liberty Township, Ohio native and Junior National qualifier Isabelle Gomez has announced her verbal commitment to Liberty University beginning in the fall of 2022.

She will join Ella Kahn and Malia Francis as a member of the Lady Flames’ Class of 2026.

She told Swimming World:

I am beyond excited and blessed to announce my verbal commitment to continue my Academic and Athletic career at Liberty University! I want to thank my family, my coaching staff at the Lakota Family YMCA, and my friends who have all given me endless support and helped me become who I am today!! Can’t wait to be a part of this incredible team! Go Flames!!”

A talented distance freestyler, Gomez does her club swimming with the Lakota Family YMCA and earned 100% best times at Elkhart Sectionals in March where she collected gold in the 1500m free, silver in the 800m free, and bronze in the 400m free. She was also the runner-up in the mile at the 18&U Winter Championships in December.

In August 2019, Gomez recorded five top-10 finishes at the YMCA Long Course Championships, with her highest finish being a third-place showing in the 800m free.

Her best times include:

  • 500 free – 4:54.68
  • 1000 free – 10:24.08
  • 1650 free – 16:53.69

A rising senior at Lakota East High School, Gomez is a three-time Ohio State Championship finalist. She placed 14th in the 500 free and 19th in the 200 free as a junior while taking 10th in the former event during her sophomore season.

Under head coach Jake Shellenberger, Liberty clinched their third conference title in program history at the 2020 CCSA Championships and were the runners-up in 2021.

Gomez would’ve scored in the A-final and finished third in the mile at the conference meet this past season, making her a huge get for the Flames.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.

1 comment

  1. avatar
    Tom

    Her best 500 Free time is 4:54.68

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