South Carolina Adds Verbal Commitments From Mitchell Gariepy and Emma Walker

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NEW COMMITS: The University of South Carolina has received verbal commitments from Mitchell Gariepy and Emma Walker to swim for the team beginning with the 2018-2019 season.

Also verbally committed to the Gamecocks’ Class of 2022 are Mari Kraus, Rachel LeeNathan Walton, and Garrison Johnson.

Mitchell Gariepy

Gariepy is from Wellesley, MA where he is a senior at Wellesley Senior High School and swims for Shawmut Swim Club. He’s a breaststroker and strong IMer. He’s a Winter and Summer Junior National qualifier. Among his top SCY times are:

  • 50 Breast 25.73
  • 100 Breast 55.53
  • 200 Breast 2:02.93
  • 200 IM 1:50.88
  • 100 Fly 49.70

Gariepy wrote,

“I’m excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of South Carolina. As soon as I landed in Columbia, SC I felt at home. The guys on the team are fast, friendly and a lot of fun. I was very impressed with the entire coaching staff and feel it’s a place I can continue to improve while getting a great education. The University of South Carolina gives me the opportunity to be successful both academically and in the pool. Go Gamecocks!”

Emma Walker

Walker is a senior at SwimMAC Carolina and Myers Park High School. She’ll join her club teammate, Lee in making the short move south.

Walker’s top times are:

  • 50 Free 24.39
  • 100 Free 53.05
  • 200 Free 1:53.04
  • 500 Free 5:02.57

The continually growing group of SwimMAC seniors with verbal commitments made now includes Lilly HiggsTeddy PerelliJulia MenkhausCurtis Wiltsey, Will ChanHeidi Lowe and Sophie Linder.