Top Open Water Junior Shayla Erickson Gives Verbal to University of Houston

Photo Courtesy: Twitter, Jeri Marshburn

Agon is the proud sponsor of all high school coverage (recruiting, results, state championships, etc.) on For more information about Agon, visit their website

To report a college commitment, email

NEW COMMIT: Shayla Erickson of Fountain Valley, CA has verbally committed to the University of Houston’s class of 2022. Erickson is a senior at Fountain Valley High School and competes year-round for Irvine Novaquatics.

Erickson finished fourth in the 5k at the 2017 Open Water Junior Nationals. In May, she also placed third in the 500 and sixth in the 200 yard freestyles at the California CIF Southern Division 1 Section Championships. Erickson has also competed at Junior Nationals in her signature freestyle events. She is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American as well as a NISCA All-American.

Erickson’s best times:

  • 200 free – 1:49.16
  • 500 free – 4:50.32
  • 1,000 free – 9:57.10
  • 1,650 free – 17:06.74
  • 100 fly – 55.65
  • 200 fly – 2:03.79

Erickson will be joining a strong Houston women’s squad that finished first at last year’s American Conference Championships. At the meet, Erickson would have made the A final in the 500 as the second-fastest Houston swimmer. She also would have narrowly missed the eighth spot in prelims in the 100 fly and would have been top 16 in the 200 and 1,650 freestyles and 200 fly. She will add great depth to both the team’s 800 freestyle and medley relays.