Florida Gators catch another 2023 verbal from Kentucky State Champion Lainy Kruger


NEW COMMITMENT: The University of Florida continued to build a busy class for fall 2023, most recently receiving a verbal pledge from the Olympic Trials qualifier. Lainey Kruger of Taylor Mill, Kentucky.

she will join Bella sims, Grace Rainey, Jojo ramey and Michaela mattes in Gainesville as a member of the Gators Class of 2027.

Regarding her engagement, she said:

“I am delighted to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Florida !! A big thank you to my family, friends and coaches for supporting me through the process! I can’t wait to be a part of Gator Nation !! ”

Kruger, who does his club swim with the Northern Kentucky Clippers, ran the 100m freestyle at wave I at the Olympic Trials last summer before advancing to the six-event final at the Speedo Summer East Championships. Last March, she won silver in the 200m medley as well as bronze in the 100m / 200m freestyle and 100m breaststroke at the ISCA Senior International Cup.

His best moments include:

  • 200 free – 1: 47.45
  • 100 free – 49.67
  • 100 chest – 1: 01.85
  • 200 chest – 2: 13.91
  • 200 IM – 2: 00.50
  • 100 flies – 55.80
  • 200 flight – 2: 00.11

Currently a junior at Notre Dame Academy, Kruger is already a four-time finalist in the Kentucky State Individual Championship. She won the 100 breaststroke and was second in the 100 freestyle in her second year, while finishing second in the 100 breaststroke and third in the 200 IM in her first season.

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