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SEVEN GULLIVER SCHOOL SWIMMERS RANKED AMONG TOP 25 IN THE NATION
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SEVEN GULLIVER SCHOOL SWIMMERS RANKED AMONG TOP 25 IN THE NATION

 

 

With the 2014-2015 Short Course swimming season complete, seven swimmers from Gulliver and the Gulliver Swim Club are ranked among the Top 25 swimmers in the entire nation for their respective single age groups by the USA Swimming National Age Group Recognition Program.

“I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of these dedicated swimmers. They are very deserving of this national recognition and it’s a strong testament to their hard work and commitment to be the best that they can be in the sport,” said Jeff Poppell, Gulliver’s aquatics director and head swimming coach.

Listed below are the individual rankings of the seven nationally ranked Gulliver swimmers:

Miguel Cancel 18 is ranked in the top 25 in the nation in seven events, including #11 in the 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly. He also is ranked in the 50 and 200 butterfly, 200 and 400 individual medley, and 200 and 500 freestyle in the 15-year-old age bracket. He has been swimming with Gulliver since August of 2014.

Emily Cordovi 19 is ranked #22 in the nation in the 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke in the 14-year-old age group. She has been swimming with Gulliver since August of 2014.

Brooke Ellis 17 is ranked #18 in the 100 individual medley for the 15-year-old age bracket. She has been swimming with Gulliver since July 2011.

Kelly Fertel 16 is ranked #4 in the 100 individual medley. She also is ranked in the 400 individual medley and 50 and 200 breaststroke for the 17-year-old age group. She has been swimming with Gulliver since August 2014.

Trey Gribble 18 is ranked #5 in the nation in the 100 individual medley for the 14-year-old age bracket. He has been swimming with Gulliver since January 2014.

Andrea Santander 20 is ranked #1 in the nation in the 100 and 200 freestyle, as well as in the top 25 in 50, 500 and 1650 freestyle and 100, 200 and 400 individual medley in the 12- and 13-year-old age brackets. She has been swimming with Gulliver since December 2013.

Niki Urquidi 16 is ranked #20 in the 500 freestyle in the 17-year-old age group. She has been swimming with Gulliver since September 2009.

The USA Swimming National Age Group Recognition Program recognizes the top age group swimmers in the United States by compiling all the times submitted to the organization from sanctioned, approved or observed competitions. The time frame for each year’s recognition is September 1 through August 31 of the following year. Lists are compiled and checked in the fall and the final list is prepared and announced prior to the end of the school year.

The Gulliver Swim Club is a year-round USA Swimming program and is available to all swimmers – Gulliver students and non-Gulliver students alike. The club offers various levels of training and competition for swimmers from young age groups to adult masters. For additional information about the swim club, please visit www.gulliverswimclub.org.