University of Denver Nabs Verbal from Canadian Emily Vandenberg

Photo Courtesy: Emily Vandenberg (Instagram)

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Canadian breaststroker Emily Vandenberg has given her verbal commitment to the University of Denver. Vandenberg is a senior at Ajax High School in Ajax, Ontario and swims for Scarborough Swim Club.

Her best times are (LCM/SCY conversion):

  • 50 Breaststroke: 33.24/ 29.15
  • 100 Breaststroke: 1:12.56/ 1:03.85
  • 200 Breaststroke: 2:39.73/ 2:21.84
  • 50 Freestyle: 27.77/ 24.46
  • 400 IM: 5:09.61/ 4:31.21

All of her long course bests are recent, swum at the ASA Summer Championships in early August. She also added lifetime bests in 11 other events last season.

Vandenberg will be a help to the the reigning Summit League Conference champions. Her converted 100 breaststroke time would have finished third in the conference. Amanda Sanders (1:00.69) led the Lynx’s breaststroke group which also included Maddie Eyolfson (1:03.92). In the 200 breaststroke, Vandenberg would have rounded out the A final. Denver took the top three spots in that event, adding Bailey Andison to the mix.

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  1. Lauren Ogden

    OMG Emily Vandenberg!!! This is so freaking cool!

Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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