Juniors Finalist Ella Mazurek of Quicksilver Swimming Sends 2021 Verbal to Cal

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NEW COMMIT: Aptos, Calif. sprint freestyler Ella Mazurek has verbally committed to the University of California, Berkeley and will arrive on campus at the start of the 2021-22 season.

She will join Annika McEnroeJessica DavisMia Kragh and McKenna Stone as a member of Cal’s class of 2025.

Mazurek, who owns three Junior National standards, swims year-round with Quicksilver Swimming under coach Lucas Salles-Cunha and most recently finished fifth in the 100 free, 15th in the 50 free, and 17th in the 200 free at Juniors West last month. This past summer, she was the 100m free runner-up at Santa Clarita Sectionals before going on to race three events at Junior Nationals.

A current junior at Soquel High School, Mazurek is already a three-time CIF State Championship finalist. The NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American placed fifth in the 100 free and 12th in the 200 free as a sophomore after racing to ninth in the 100 free during her freshman season.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at UC Berkeley!!! I would like to thank coach Lucas Salles-Cunha for helping me get to where I am today and coaches Teri and Dani for believing in me. I would also like to thank all of my teammates, friends, and family who have supported me throughout this recruiting process and my whole life. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me. Go Bears!”

Her best times include:

  • 50 free – 23.16
  • 100 free – 49.60
  • 200 free – 1:48.04

A dual citizen, Mazurek participated in the 2019 Canadian World Swimming Trials and was selected to Team Canada’s National ID Team last year. She’ll be competing in the 50m/100m/200m free at the Canadian Olympic Trials and she would’ve placed in the C-final of the 100 free at the 2019 Pac-12 Championships.

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