Tennessee Opens Class of 2026 Recruiting With Verbal from Canadian Trials Finalist Regan Rathwell

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NEW COMMIT: Canadian junior swimmer Regan Rathwell of Ashton, Ontario has pledged her verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee and will arrive in Knoxville in the fall of 2022.

She is the first public verbal commitment for the Lady Vols’ Class of 2026.

She told Swimming World:

“I’m beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and athletic career at the university of Tennessee! Can’t wait to be a part of such an amazing team! A big thank you to my family, coaches and friends who have helped me get this far! GO VOLS! 🧡”

A versatile swimmer, Rathwell trains year-round with Greater Ottawa Kingfish Swim Club and last competed at the Eastern Ontario Regional meet in January where she won five events. She swept the backstroke events at the Ontario Junior International meet in December before going on to earn gold in the 200m IM at the Toronto Grand Prix.

At the Canadian Junior Championships in July 2019, Rathwell collected gold in the 100m/200m back and bronze in the 100m breast and 200m IM. She then went on to post four top-8 finishes at the RBC Canadian Swimming Championships.

In LCM, her best times include:

  • 50m free – 26.52
  • 100m free – 57.99
  • 50m back – 29.00
  • 100m back – 1:01.16
  • 200m back – 2:12.39
  • 100m breast – 1:12.50
  • 200m breast – 2:36.63
  • 100m fly – 1:02.03
  • 200m IM – 2:17.96
  • 400m IM – 4:56.86

In SCY, those times convert to:

  • 50 free – 23.35
  • 100 free – 51.42
  • 50 back – 24.64
  • 100 back – 53.13
  • 200 back – 1:55.47
  • 100 breast – 1:03.24
  • 200 breast – 2:17.15
  • 100 fly – 55.13
  • 200 IM – 2:00.71
  • 400 IM – 4:21.31

She also had a strong showing at the Canadian Swimming Trials in April 2019, finishing eighth overall in the finals of the 200m back as well as registering a pair of 14th-place showings in both the 50m back and 100m back.

Rathwell will be a huge addition to the Lady Vols’ lineup when she joins them at the start of the 2022-23 season. Her best times (converted to yards) would’ve scored in the B-final of the 100 back and the C-final of the 200 back at the 2020 SEC Championships where, under head coach Matt Kredich, Tennessee clinched their first-ever SEC title in program history.

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4 comments

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    Siobhan Muldowney

    Congratulations Regan!

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