With the 2014-15 Short Course swimming season complete, seven swimmers from Gulliver and the Gulliver Swim Club are ranked among the Top 25 swimmers in the nation for their respective single age groups by the USA Swimming National Age Group Recognition Program.
“I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of these dedicated swimmers.” said Jeff Poppell, Gulliver’s aquatics director and head swimming coach. “They are very deserving of this national recognition and it’s a strong testament to their hard work and commitment to be the best that they can be in the sport.”
Listed are the individual rankings of the seven nationally ranked Gulliver swimmers:
• Miguel Cancel (Class of 2018) is ranked in the top 25 in the nation in seven events, including No. 11 in the 200 backstroke and 200 butterfly. He also is ranked in the 50 and 200 butterfly, 200 and 400 individual medley, and 200 and 500 freestyle in the 15-year-old age bracket. He has been swimming with Gulliver since August 2014.
• Emily Cordovi (2019) is ranked No. 22 in the nation in the 50 butterfly and 50 backstroke in the 14-year-old age group. She has been swimming with Gulliver since August 2014.
• Brooke Ellis (2017) is ranked No. 18 in the 100 individual medley for the 15-yearold age bracket. She has been swimming with Gulliver since July 2011.
• Kelly Fertel (2016) is ranked No. 4 in the 100 individual medley. She also is ranked in the 400 individual medley and 50 and 200 breaststroke for the 17-year-old age group. She has been swimming with Gulliver since August 2014.
• Trey Gribble (2018) is ranked No. 5 in the nation in the 100 individual medley for the 14-year-old age bracket. He has been swimming with Gulliver since January 2014.
• Andrea Santander (2020) is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the 100 and 200 freestyle, as well as in the Top 25 in 50, 500 and 1650 freestyle and 100, 200 and 400 individual medley in the 12- and 13- year-old age brackets. She has been swimming with Gulliver since December 2013.
• Niki Urquidi (2016) is ranked No. 20 in the 500 freestyle in the 17-year-old age group. She has been swimming with Gulliver since September 2009.
The USA Swimming National Age Group Recognition Program recognizes the top age group swimmers in the United States by compiling all the times submitted to the organization from sanctioned, approved or observed competitions. The time frame for each year’s recognition is Sept. 1 through Aug. 31 of the following year. Lists are compiled and checked in the fall and the final list is prepared and announced prior to the end of the school year.
The Gulliver Swim Club is a year-round USA Swimming program and is available to all swimmers — Gulliver students and non-Gulliver students alike. The club offers various levels of training and competition for swimmers from young age groups to adult masters.