FSU Seminoles Keep Junior National Qualifier Brooke Arnold In State for 2021-22 Season

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NEW COMMIT: Junior National qualifier Brooke Arnold of Saint Johns, Fla. has opted to remain in-state for her college career after verbally committing to Florida State University for the fall of 2021.

She will join Maddy Huggins, Jenny BirdAlexandra DicksElla Dyjak and Rachel Moran in Tallahassee as a member of the Seminoles’ class of 2025.

She told Swimming World:

“I am very excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Florida State University. Growing up a Nole, I’ve always dreamed of being a part of this team. After attending the swim camps, and my recruiting trip, it felt like home. I am thankful for my coaches, friends, and family who have helped me achieve this dream. Go Noles!!! 🍢🍢”

A talented mid-distance freestyle, Arnold does her club swimming with Loggerhead Aquatics and raced the 200/500 free combo at Juniors East in December. In 2019, she had a great showing at the Florida Spring Championships where she finished ninth in the 500 free, 10th in both the 100 free and 400 IM, and 12th in the 1000 free.

Last summer, she earned two best times at Greensboro Futures where she finaled in the 100m free.

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 24.20
  • 100 free – 52.02
  • 200 free – 1:50.15
  • 500 free – 4:57.22
  • 1000 free – 10:23.29

Also competing for Creekside High School, Arnold is a five-time Florida State Championship finalist. The USA Swimming Scholastic All-American placed sixth in the 500 free and seventh in the 200 free as a junior at the 4A meet while taking 11th in the 50 free and 15th in the 100 free during her sophomore season at the 3A meet.

Under head coach Neal Studd, Florida State finished seventh at the 2020 ACC Championships.

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