Futures Qualifier Grace Qualman Commits To Idaho For 2023-24


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Grace Qualman of Lewiston, Idaho, has introduced that she’s going to stay in-state to swim and research on the College of Idaho this upcoming fall. Qualman trains year-round with the Lewis Clark Neptune Swim Group, and just lately graduated from Lewiston Excessive Faculty.

Qualman primarily swims a mixture of backstroke and freestyle occasions, and is shortly enhancing in all of them. On the Western Zone Senior Championship, she dropped over three seconds within the 100 backstroke for a time of 58.07, dipping her beneath the Futures lower and inserting twelfth total. Moreover, she earned a top-16 end within the 50 freestyle with a private better of 24.29 in prelims, marking a half second enchancment from earlier within the spring.

The 200 backstroke is one other occasion Qualman is seeing giant enhancements in. At Zones, she posted a greatest time of two:12.66, which is almost seven seconds sooner than her season greatest from 2022.  

High SCY Occasions:

  • 50 free – 24.29
  • 100 free – 53.98
  • 50 again – 27.41
  • 100 again – 58.07
  • 200 again – 2:12.66

The Vandals compete within the Western Athletic Convention (WAC), the place they completed seventh on the 2023 WAC Championships. This system is presently led by head coach Dr. Mark Sowa, who’s getting into his 14th season within the place.

Qualman is presently outdoors of scoring vary, because it took a 23.80 and 56.26 within the 50 free and 100 again to advance to the B-final on the WAC Championships. Ella Haskins was the group’s prime finisher in each the 100 backstroke and 50 freestyle this season. She took fifteenth within the 100 again in a greatest time of 56.38, whereas within the 50 free she positioned 4th total in 23.18. Haskins shall be a senior subsequent fall, giving Qualman the prospect to coach together with her for a yr. 

Becoming a member of Qualman in Idaho’s comparatively giant class of 2027 is Natalie Charles, Avery Keinonen, Ava Langston, Catherine Hyde, Abigail Jerome, Ginger Kiefer, Katy Foley, Gracie Maryschak, Sydney Heasman, and Isabelle Borke

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