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Maggie Schalow from Newport Beach, California has announced her intention to traverse the country to swim and study at the University of Virginia beginning in the fall of 2023.
“I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my athletic and academic career at the University of Virginia! A huge thanks to my family, friends, coaches, and teammates for all their endless support. I cannot wait to be a part of such an amazing team! GO HOOS!!🧡⚔️💙”
A junior at Corona del Mar High School, Schalow swims year-round with Irvine Novaquatics and specializes in fly and free. She won the 200 free (1:47.99) and the 100 fly (53.83) at the 2021 CIF Southern Section Division 2 Championships. Just .12 off her lifetime best in the fly, she nabbed PBs in the 200 free and in the 100 free (50.43) leading off the runner-up 400 free relay. She also swam fly (24.36) on the winning 200 medley relay.
She kicked off the 2021-22 short course season with a half-second drop in the 200 fly at the Kevin Perry Senior Invitational, where she placed 15th in the 50 free (23.64), seventh in the 200 free, fourth in the 100 fly (54.39), and second in the 200 fly (1:58.78).
Schalow had an impressive long course season, which she wrapped up in her home pool at the 2021 Speedo Summer Championships-West. There, she notched PBs in the 200m free (2:03.38), 100m fly (1:01.19), and 200m fly (2:16.31), placing 11th, sixth, and seventh in the respective events.
Schalow ranks #20 among the girls on our Way Too Early list of top recruits from the high school class of 2023. Her best SCY times include:
100 fly – 53.71
200 fly – 1:58.78
200 free – 1:47.99
100 free – 50.43
50 free – 23.56
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