Phoenix Swim Club’s Mia Rankin Verbally Commits to Ohio State for 2021


NEW COMMIT: Phoenix, Az. native Mia Rankin has verbally committed to The Ohio State University and will suit up for the Buckeyes as a member of the class of 2025, as she announced via College Swimming.

Rankin was named Swimming World’s Up & Comer in February 2018.

She will join Nyah Funderburke, Allie FenskaTeresa IvanMackenzie DeWittMalia RauschMairin O’BrienPaige Hall and Gwen Woodbury  in Columbus in the fall of 2021.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I’m honored to announce my commitment to swim for The Ohio State University! Looking forward to my next 4 years as a buckeye”

A talented distance freestyler and IMer, Rankin swims year-round with Phoenix Swim Club and owns several U.S. Open and Junior National standards. She most recently posted a pair of top-18 finishes at Arizona Seniors after racing five events at the Toyota U.S. Open. Last summer, she won the 400m IM at Mount Hood Sectionals where she also placed fourth in the 1500m free.

Her best times include:

  • 500 free – 4:48.95
  • 1000 free – 9:53.42
  • 1650 free – 16:30.28
  • 200 IM – 2:02.96
  • 400 IM – 4:15.63
  • 200 breast – 2:17.89

A rising senior at Xavier College Prep High School, Rankin is a six-time Arizona DI State Championship finalist. The NISCA All-American earned silver in the 200 IM and bronze in the 500 free as a junior while securing the runner-up spot in the 500 free during both her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Rankin also led her team to the Arizona DI state title in 2017.

Elite-level swimming runs in her family as both of her parents, Mark and Maureen “Mo” Rankin, swam for the University of Arizona, while her uncle, Matt, just missed making the U.S. Olympic team in 1988. Her mother, who passed away in 2017, was a member of the Swimming World staff from 2014-16.

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2 years ago

JeanandBrock Amon

2 years ago

Coach Brain Potter

2 years ago

Good Luck Mia, my sister and I grew up swimming with your Mom & Dad and Uncle ? we are cheering for you always. ?

Angela Hatfield
2 years ago

Good Luck Mia!! My sister and I grew up swimming with your Mom & Dad and Uncle ? we are cheering for you always. ?

Anne Burnett
2 years ago

Am so excited and happy for you. Quite an achievement . You deserve it.
Don’t forget wool sox and long underwear. (REI has great deals/sales on warm socks. )