September 20, 2017
NBAC's Lara Bate has verbally committed to swim for the University of Southern California beginning in the fall of 2018!
In a statement to Swim Swam, Bate said, “I am so excited to announce my commitment to the University of Southern California! I have always dreamed about becoming a trojan and I can’t wait to become a part of such an incredible program! When I visited I immediately felt at home and I know that at USC I will be challenged both in and out of the pool. I feel so lucky to be a part of such an amazing group of people! Fight on!”
Bate's specialty is breaststroke. In July 2015 at the British National Championships she won the 200 breast and set a British National Record for 15-year-old girls with 2:26.55.
In short course yards, Bate has earned lifetime bests over the last 12 months in the 50/200 free, 50/100 breast, 100/200 back, 100 fly, and 400 IM.
At this year's LSC Senior Championship in St. Mary's County Bate won the 200 breast, placed fifth in the 100 breast, seventh in the 400 IM, 15th in the 200 IM, 16th in the 200 back, and 24th in the 100 back.
For more on her accomplishments check out the Swim Swam article.