Lizzy Follmer Sends Verbal Commitment to Northwestern

Photo Courtesy: Jean Follmer

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NEW COMMIT: Lafayette, Calif. native Lizzy Follmer has announced her intention to swim for Northwestern University beginning in the fall of 2019.

Follmer does her club swimming with Orinda Aquatics and capped off her long course season with a pair of lifetime bests at the Western Zone Senior Championships. She recorded two personal bests at Carlsbad Speedo Sectionals in March where she finaled in the 200 fly and 400 IM.

Also representing Campolindo High School, Follmer qualified for the CIF State meet as a junior where she competed in the 100 back (57.11) and 100 fly (57.73). At the CIF North Coast Section Championships a week prior, she placed fourth in the 100 back (56.49) and ninth in the 100 fly (56.31).

She told Swimming World:

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to Northwestern University! Thank you to my coaches, Ronnie & Donnie, for helping to make my dream a reality. Thanks also to my family and friends for your support. I can’t wait to be a Wildcat and swim for Coaches Jeremy, Katie, Meghan, Jake and Andrew! Go ‘Cats!”

Her best times include:

  • 100 back – 56.49
  • 200 back – 2:01.83
  • 200 IM – 2:08.93
  • 400 IM – 4:30.68
  • 100 fly – 56.29
  • 200 fly – 2:07.98

Follmer will add more depth to the Wildcats’ lineup when she arrives on campus for the 2019-20 season. She’ll join a backstroke training group that includes Calypso Sheridan and a butterfly group led by Krystal Lara.

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