Georgetown Secures Verbal from Crimson Aquatics’ Ali Robertson

Ali Robertson - Georgetown
Photo Courtesy: Ali Robertson

NEW COMMIT: Georgetown University has picked up a verbal commitment from IMer Ali Robertson of Newton, Mass. She will join Erica Hjelle as a member of the class of 2023.

Robertson is a Winter Nationals qualifier swimming for Crimson Aquatics under head coach Susan Trainer. She finaled in the 200m IM and 200m breast at Mesa TYR Pro Swim Series and notched a new best time in the latter. She made six finals appearances at Ithaca Speedo Sectionals in March and won the 200 IM at the New England Age Group Championships.

Her breakout meet occurred at the 2017 Ohio Futures last summer. There, she finished fourth in the 200m IM en route to achieving her first Nationals cut. She raced at Juniors East in December and recorded a lifetime best in the 200 breast and earned the bronze in the 400 IM at New England Senior Championships.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Georgetown University! Thank you so much to my coaches, Matt and Susan, and to my parents, teammates, and friends for their support and encouragement.”

Her best times include:

  • 200 IM – 2:04.42
  • 400 IM – 4:21.84
  • 50 free – 24.91
  • 100 free – 52.37
  • 200 free – 1:52.13
  • 200 fly – 2:08.49
  • 200 breast – 2:21.41

Robertson will make a big splash for the Hoyas when she arrives on campus for the 2019-20 season. Her best 400 IM time would’ve ranked first on Georgetown’s lineup last season and both her IMs would’ve scored in the A-final of the 2018 Big East Championships.

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