A few weeks ago, senior at Seminole High in Sanford, Florida, Anna Freyman, announced her verbal commitment to swim for the United States Naval Academy. In her commitment announcement, she said,
“I would love to thank my teammates, my family and Coach Ackerson for loving this sport too and for your encouragement along the way “
Freyman is a very accomplished swimmer, swimming in the state level since freshman year of high school. She is primarily a sprinter, focusing on freestyle as well as butterfly. At last year’s states, she anchored her team’s 200 freestyle relay to win them third place at the 4A state championship. She was also an A finalist in both the 50 and the 100 freestyle and qualified twice for Junior Nationals. Here, she swam the 500 freestyle. On top of all of that, she has been named MVP of her high school team for the past three years. She began her career only seven years ago in 2011, swimming at the YMCA under head coach Tony Ackerson for Seminole Aquatics and has been there ever since.
Not only is Freyman’s track record in the pool impressive, but she is also set to graduate from the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. She says she choose the Naval Academy because she “connected well with the Coaches right away and the girls team is welcoming and supportive. Swimming for the Academy will give me the opportunity to study at a top school, serve my country and to continue my sport.”
SCY Top Times:
50 Freestyle: 23.48
100 Freestyle: 51.24
50 Butterfly: 25.78
100 Butterfly: 56.87
It is a true accomplishment to not only make it to the college level but to do so with the hopes of serving your country. Best of luck to Anna over the course of her next four years swimming, studying, and serving at the US Naval Academy.
By Cathleen Rabideau