Lillie Nordmann Sends Verbal to Stanford For Fall of 2020

Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

United States national junior team member Lillie Nordmann sent her verbal commitment to Stanford for the fall 2020. Nordmann will join the Cardinal in the fall of 2020 as she will join older sister Lucie Nordmann in her junior year. The younger Nordmann is a butterfly specialist.

She was fourth in the 200 fly at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships and had the second fastest 200 fly SCY time out of all the 18 and under swimmers behind fellow Cardinal commit Regan Smith. Nordmann’s best 200 fly time is a 1:53.62 from Speedo Sectionals in March. She was also a 52.08 in the 100 fly at the Texas state high school meet.

Nordmann also boasts a 1:45.55 in the 200 free that could make her a relay asset for Stanford in the future. She would have qualified to swim the 200 fly at NCAAs in 2019.

Nordmann is a valuable butterfly asset for the Cardinal that has had their fair share of legendary 200 butterflyers rep the red S on their cap. Summer Sanders, Elaine BreedenMisty Hyman and Dana Kirk made US Olympic Teams in their careers and Ella Eastin won two 200 butterfly NCAA titles in her career.

Lillie Nordmann’s Best Times:

Short Course Yards:

  • 100 free: 49.60
  • 200 free: 1:45.55
  • 100 fly: 52.08
  • 200 fly: 1:53.62

Long Course Meters:

  • 100 free: 56.59
  • 200 free: 2:02.59
  • 100 fly: 59.19
  • 200 fly: 2:10.30

Nordmann will be a freshman in the fall of 2020. She will be in the same class as world junior record holder Regan Smith, who also announced her commit this week. By the time Nordmann gets to Palo Alto, Brooke Forde will be in her senior season while Taylor Ruck will be in her junior year. Stanford will have a strong freshman class coming this fall with Kira CrageAlexandra Crisera and Emma Wheal.

Lillie’s older sister Lucie found success in just one season with the Cardinal. She was fifth in the 200 back and 11th in the 100 back in her freshman year at NCAAs. She also swam the backstroke leg on Stanford’s seventh place 200 medley relay team at NCAAs.

Stanford has won three straight NCAA team titles and will be going for their fourth this coming season.

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