SoCal’s Ella Eastin Commits To Stanford

IRVINE, California, September 10. Ranked the top swimmer in the Class of 2015 by CollegeSwimming.com, SoCal’s Ella Eastin has committed to Stanford according to her Twitter account. She joins world-record holder Katie Ledecky in what is looking to be an amazing class for Stanford head coach Greg Meehan already with a full year of recruiting left to go.

While Ledecky is a favorite for her second straight Swimming World World Swimmer of the Year title this year as the first woman since Janet Evans to hold the world record in the 400, 800 and 1500-meter freestyle events, she is currently ranked just fourth in the Class of 2015 by CollegeSwimming.com due to the premium put on sprint freestyles at the NCAA level.

Eastin, who preps at Crean Lutheran South and trained with SoCal Aquatics, has a chance to not only have a full load of individual events, but has some serious sprint speed as well.  She has a world-class 200-yard IM with the national independent school record of 1:55.15 in the event from the 2013 CIF-SS Division 3 Championships, she also has a truckload of other swims ranked in the high 900 range based on FINA power points.

She has a 4:05.25 in the 400-yard IM as well as a 53.72 in the 100-yard back to put her in play for the medley relays at Stanford.  She also has a swift 49.77 in the 100-yard free and a 1:48.33 in the 200-yard free as a likely freestyle relay member as well.

Eastin is also a force in the fly and IMs in long course competition.  She just competed at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships with a 1:00.72 in the 100-meter fly and a 2:13.12 in the 200-meter IM. The latter swim clinched her the individual title in the event.

And, for good measure, she participated on the 2013 FINA World Cup circuit as part of the Junior National Team and has a strong set of short course meter times to her credit with a 2:10.57 in the 200-meter IM and a 4:33.53 in the 400-meter IM.

Eastin also trained with Irvine Novaquatics earlier in her career.

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Author: Jason Marsteller

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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