YMCA National Champion Liz Boyer Hands Verbal to Harvard

Photo Courtesy: Liz Boyer, Instagram

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NEW COMMIT: Liz Boyer, a two-time YMCA National Champion has announced her verbal commitment to Harvard via her Instagram account.

Boyer swims for the Cheshire Y/Sea Dog Swim Club and Cheshire High School where she is fresh off two wins in the 100 breast and 400 medley relay at the 2017 Long Course YMCA National Championship. Her efforts helped lead the Sea Dogs to the overall women’s team title as well. She was the only swimmer to eclipse the 1:13 barrier in the 100 breast, taking the win in 1:12.94. Boyer also owns seven Connecticut Swimming resident and state records.

For Cheshire High, Boyer won the Class L 200 freestyle state title as a freshman. She followed up her win with gold in the 100 fly as a sophomore and then won both events as a junior in 2016. Boyer will look to repeat the performance at this year’s Championships on November 14.

Boyer’s Best SCY Times:

  • 200 Free- 1:50.97
  • 500 Free- 4:52.76
  • 100 Breast – 1:03.46
  • 200 Breast – 2:16.30
  • 100 Fly – 55.85
  • 200 Fly – 2:01.29

At the 2017 Ivy League Championships, Boyer would have been an A finalist in the 200 breaststroke, a race where Harvard had three swimmers in the top heat. Her 100 breast would leave her in the B final, but it will be interesting to see where Boyer finishes in this event at the end of the short course season after her stellar performance this summer. She would also make the B final in the 200 fly, an event that the Crimson will need more depth in after this coming year.

Boyer on Harvard:

“I am SO excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Harvard University! I am so thankful for all of the wonderful people I have met throughout this process, and a huge thank you to everyone who has helped me get to this point. I can’t wait to join such an incredible group of women next year. I still can’t believe how lucky I am!! GO CRIMSON❤❤,” Boyer said on her Instagram page.

*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER:* A “verbal commitment” does not guarantee admission. An Ivy League coach cannot guarantee admission but can only commit support in the admissions process. 


  1. Kathy Hart Young

    Janet Boyer Congrats to Liz!! So excited for you all ❤️❤️

    • Janet Boyer

      Thank you! ❤️❤️

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  3. Janet Whaley

    Omg ! Wonderful!!!