PASA's Paige Gambetta Makes Verbal to UCSB Gauchos for

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Paige Gambetta of Los Altos, California has verbally committed to the University of California, Santa Barbara for 2020-21. She will join  Cameron Collins and  Hannah Joseph in the class of 2024.

“I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at UCSB!  Huge thanks to my family, friends, and coaches for helping me along the way.  GO GAUCHOS!”

Gambetta finaled in the 100 back (4th, 56.62) and 200 free (8th, 1:50.58 in prelims) and led off the 5th-place 200 medley relay (27.14) at the 2019 CIF Central Coast Section Championships in May. She went on to compete at the California State Meet and finished 20th in the 200 free and 27th in the 100 back. She kicked off long-course season with strong performances at Santa Clara Invitational, finaling in the 200 free and 100 back, before closing out the summer with PBs in the LCM 50 free (27.99), 100 free (58.97), 200 free (2:08.69), and 200 back (2:22.71).

The Gauchos came in third in the women’s meet at 2019 MPSF Championships. Gambetta’s 100/200 back and 200 free times would have figured among the Gauchos’ top-5 performances last season and she would have made the A final of the 200 back, the B finals of the 200 free and 100 back, and the C final of the 100 free at the conference meet (it took 2:07.08 to score in the 200 IM). Gambetta will overlap with future training partners Elena England, Micah Toetter, Sydney Rouse, and Christina Campbell.

Top SCY times:

  • 200 back – 2:01.13
  • 100 back – 56.62
  • 50 back – 27.02
  • 200 free – 1:50.58
  • 100 free – 51.97
  • 200 IM – 2:07.32