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Kaelyn Gridley from Winnetka, Illinois has announced her verbal commitment to Duke University for 2022 -2 3. Gridley was listed to the “Best of the Rest” section of our Way Too Early List of Girls Recruits from the “schools ” class of 2022.

A junior at New Trier High School, Gridley specializes in breaststroke and sprint freestyle. She is a 2020 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 m heart( 1:10.32) and a Summer National qualifier in the 200 m tit( 2:33.57 ).

Gridley won the 100 tit with 1:01.53( she went 1:00.89 in prelims) at the 2019 Illinois IHSA Girls State Swimming and Diving Championships last November. She also won the 200 potpourrus communicate, break-dance the commonwealth record, fastened the 5th-place 200 free communicate( 23.52 ), and sat 8th in the 50 free( 23.77 ). Gridley had the# 8 100 heart ranking in the United State for the 2019 -2 0 NISCA Girls High School Swimming All-America season with 1:00.89. She was also ranked with the New Trier 200 potpourrus communicate( confined for# 2 in the person with Louisville’s Sacred Heart Academy) and 200 free communicate (# 32 ).

In club swimming, Gridley represents New Trier Aquatics. She punched her ticket to 2020 Olympic Trials( subsequently postponement of 2021) at the 2019 NCSA Summer Championship when she placed 2nd in the 100 breast with 1:10.32. She too finished 4th in the 200 tit( 2:34.45) and 4th in the 50 tit( 33.02) and made home a PB in the 50 free( 27.91 ). She competed at 2019 U.S. Open in the 100/200 tit, as well. At the 2019 NCSA Spring Championship, she was runner-up in the 200 heart( 2:13.04) and “re coming back” 8th in the 100 tit( 1:02.16 ). She won the 100 tit( 1:01.78) at the 2020 Illinois Swimming LSC Senior Short Course Championship in March.

Top SCY hours 😛 TAGEND

200 tit- 2:13.04 100 breast- 1:00.89 50 breast- 28.67 50 free- 23.73 100 free- 53.27 200 IM- 2:07.05

Gridley will join the Blue devil with fellow class of 2026 verbal dedicate Tatum Wall. She will be an immediate jolt player for Duke, as her best 100 and breast epoches would make their respective B finals at the conference level. Duke brides arranged 6th of 12 crews at the 2020 ACC Women’s Championships.

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