Mattea Sokolow (2023) sends verbal approval to Michigan

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Mattea Sokolov, a US Swimming Scholastic All-American from Santa Monica, California, made an oral commitment to the University of Michigan for 2023-24.

“I’m very excited to announce that I have made an oral commitment to swim and study at the University of Michigan! I want to thank my parents, coaches and friends for helping me get where I am today. I also want to thank the Michigan coaching staff for this great opportunity and can’t wait to be a glutton. Go blue! ”

Sokolow is a junior at Santa Monica High School. She swims with Team Santa Monica year round and specializes in the longer end of the range of freestyle, back, butterfly, and IM events. Sokolow has had a strong long course season in which she improved her PBs in 200 Back, 200 Fly and 200/400 IM at Santa Clarita Futures at the end of the summer. There she took 4th place in the 200 back (2: 17.70) and 400 IM (4: 56.53), 9th place in the 400 free (4: 24.45), 10th in the 200 IM ( 2: 22.20) and flying the 19th in the 200 (2: 21.19).

She recently took part in the Kevin Perry Senior Invitational, where she finished 3rd in the 1650 Free and 4th in the 500 Free. She was also a B finalist in the 400 IM and 200 back and a C finalist in the 200 free.

Best SCY times:

  • 1650 free – 16: 38.18
  • 1000 free – 10: 03.23
  • 500 free – 4: 51.47
  • 200 free – 1: 52.35
  • 400 IM – 4: 23.16
  • 200 IM – 2: 08.78
  • 200 back – 2: 03.73

Michigan also received oral promises from Hannah Bellard and Anna Boemer in the 2027 class. The Wolverines distance group is led by Kathryn Ackerman, with whom Sokolow will overlap for a year.

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