Junior Nationals Finalist Zoe Skirboll Verbally Commits to Virginia For 2022

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The Virginia Cavaliers picked up another big-time recruit in the 2022 class with the recent verbal commitment from Zoe Skirboll just 24 hours after Claire Tuggle announced her commitment to Virginia. Skirboll comes to Charlottesville via Racer X Aquatics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Zoe Skirboll is a solid sprint freestyler and breaststroker in this class as she reached the A-Final in the 50 freestyle at last summer’s Juniors and also swam in the 100 breast A-Final in the Juniors East Championships in December. She should be a valuable asset for the Cavaliers, who were seeded to win the 2020 NCAAs before the meet was cancelled to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic.

By the time she gets to campus in the fall of 2022, Kate Douglass and Ella Nelson will be in their senior seasons, as Virginia has built a strong women’s team that should be able to compete for national championships in the coming years assuming they keep their momentum going. But with the way coaches Todd DeSorbo and Tyler Fenwick have done in the recruiting game, it looks like Virginia will be here to stay for the time being.


Zoe Skirboll featured in the August 2017 issue.

Skirboll was highlighted in Swimming World as a featured age grouper of the month in our August 2017 issue, when she came off a summer where she broke the 11-12 national age group record in the 50 breaststroke.

Zoe Skirboll Best Times (SCY)

  • 50 free: 22.87
  • 100 free: 50.31
  • 200 free: 1:48.86
  • 100 breast: 1:00.89
  • 200 breast: 2:15.71
  • 100 fly: 54.71
  • 200 IM: 1:58.75

Best Times (LCM)

  • 50 free: 25.94
  • 100 free: 56.58
  • 200 free: 2:04.64
  • 100 breast: 1:10.46
  • 200 breast: 2:42.12
  • 100 fly: 1:01.69
  • 200 IM: 2:19.15

Zoe Skirboll, who just started her junior year of high school, will be joining the 2021 class when they are sophomores: