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Caden  Akal View Caden Akal profile

Caden Akal

Godfrey, IL

  • Power Index

    29.99

  • IL rank

    40th

  • 2019 rank

    1000th+

With a phenomenal coaching staff, an inviting and motivated team, and stellar academics, Drury is the perfect place for me to grow both as a swimmer and as a person. Go Panthers!

Matt  Bond View Matt Bond profile

Matt Bond

Elkhart, IN

  • Power Index

    22.84

  • IN rank

    16th

  • 2019 rank

    656th

I am excited to announce I have decided to continue my academic and athletic career at University of Indianapolis. The atmosphere and environment the team has created made me feel right at home, and in the end was a big factor in my decision. I can't wait to become a greyhound! Go Hounds!!!

Josh  Makarenko View Josh Makarenko profile

Josh Makarenko

The Colony, TX

  • Power Index

    52.45

  • TX rank

    182nd

  • 2019 rank

    1000th+

I'm so excited to make my commitment to attend William Jewell in the Fall 2019. From the moment I stepped on campus I felt at home. The small class sizes, emphasis on critical thinking, and the awesome music program, really resonate with my learning style and career goals. In addition, the Cardinal Swim team welcomed me as their own during my official visit and exude team spirit I could not find anywhere else. In my conversations with Coach Szuba I could feel his passion for coaching and developing his swimmers to be exceptional in both the classroom and in the pool. I thank God for blessing me and walking with me through times of uncertainty and times of plenty. I thank my mom and dad for all their hard work and pushing and encouraging me when I was too tired to go early AM practices and when I found out I had to swim the 500free, twice in two days! My deepest thanks to my highschool coach, Coach Peele, for believing in me even when I kept breathing into the walls and not bending my arm. To Coach Morgan Peele who saw the potential in me and predicted I could hit my goal of 22sec in the 50free. Additionally, I thank all my club coaches at TFA and Metroplex Aquatics for those tough sets and race strategy sessions. I'm so looking forward to being a Cardinal!