World Juniors Finalist Genevieve “Gigi” Sasseville Verbally Commits to USC for 2021

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Photo Courtesy: Genevieve Gigi Sasseville via CollegeSwimming

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NEW COMMIT: Chatham, Ontario, Canadanian butterflyer Genevieve “Gigi” Sasseville has announced via CollegeSwimming her decision to attend the University of Southern California beginning in the fall of 2021.

Sasseville swims year-round with the Chatham Y Pool Sharks and finished seventh in the 100m fly at the 7th FINA World Junior Championships in Budapest while representing Team Canada. Last summer, she earned silver in the 100m fly and bronze in the 200m fly at the Canadian Swimming Championships after winning the former event at the Ontario Championships. She finished seventh in the 50m fly, 10th in the 100m fly, and 13th in the 200m fly at Canadian Trials in April before earning three gold medals at the Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships.

Regarding her commitment, she said:

“I’m extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Southern California! I Can’t wait to continue my swimming and academic journey as part of the Trojan family! I want to thank my family, friends, and coaches — I couldn’t have done this without you! Can’t wait to swim under the sunshine! #fighton ✌️❤️💛”

In LCM, her best times include:

  • 50m fly – 27.15
  • 100m fly – 59.76
  • 200m fly – 2:14.51
  • 100m free – 57.31
  • 200m free – 2:03.42

In SCY, those times convert to:

  • 50 fly – 23.72
  • 100 fly – 53.00
  • 200 fly – 1:59.52
  • 100 free – 50.66
  • 200 free – 1:49.10

Even with 1.5 years to go before arriving in Los Angeles as a member of the Trojans’ class of 2025, Sasseville will make an immediate impact individually and on medley relays. Her best times (converted to yards) would’ve scored in the B-final of the 100 fly and 200 fly at the 2019 Pac-12 Championships, and she’s joining the program that produced three-time NCAA champion Louise Hansson.

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