Elena Dry’s Verbal Commitment Kicks Off UCLA’s Class of 2027

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Elena Dry from Raleigh, North Carolina, has given UCLA its first verbal commitment for the 2023-24 school year.

“I am so excited to announce my commitment to swim and study at UCLA!! Thank you to all of the friends, family, and coaches who helped to get me here. I can’t wait to join this amazing group of women in 2023💛💙🐻Go bruins !!! #foursup #ucla”

Dry is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American at Broughton High School, where she is a junior this year. Last high school swimming season, she achieved NISCA All-American honors in all four events she swam at the 2021 NCHSAA 4A State Championships. She earned a pair of gold medals leading off the 200 and 400 free relays (23.79/51.55). Individually, she was runner-up to her TAC Titans teammate Claire Curzan in the 100 fly (54.78) and came in fourth in the 200 IM (2:03.36).

Dry is a member of the TAC Titans quartet that broke national age group records for 13-14 girls in the 200 and 400 free relays in March 2019. She has a Winter U.S. Open cut in the 50 free (LCM 26.60) and Winter Juniors qualifying times in the 200 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM.

Best SCY times:

100 breast – 1:04.96
200 breast – 2:20.14
100 back – 56.53
200 back – 2:01.50
100 fly – 54.55
50 free – 23.51
100 free – 51.55
200 free – 1:50.91
200 IM – 2:03.32

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