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Tarryn Els
Tarryn  Els


Lorraine, South Africa

High School:
Collegiate Girls' School



Top Times:

50 Freestyle – 24.95 (11/17/16 at the Hokie Fall Invitational)
100 Freestyle – 52.95 (11/19/16 at the Hokie Fall Invitational)
200 Freestyle – 1:54.05 (11/18/16 at the Hokie Fall Invitational)
500 Freestyle – 5:15.95 (2/3/17 vs. Penn State)
100 Butterfly – 56.35 (2/24/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)
200 Butterfly – 2:04.43 (2/25/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)
200 IM – 2:05.96 (2/23/17 at the BIG EAST Championships)


2016-17: Primarily competed in freestyle, butterfly and IM events during the season…Swam in three events at the BIG EAST Championships…Placed eighth in the 100-yard butterfly at the meet with a time of 56.98 (56.35 in prelims)…Earned a fourth place finish in the 200-yard butterfly, touching the wall at 2:04.71 (2:04.43 in prelims)…Finished in eighth place in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:06.27 (2:05.96 in prelims).

Collegiate Girls’ High School: Member of the swimming and hockey teams in high school…Earned Athlete of the Year honors…Recipient of the Geography prize and Academic Scroll…Swam in the 100 Fly, 200 Fly and 200 Free.

Personal: Daughter of Nico and Caroline Els…Currently undecided on a major…Enjoys river rafting and can speak Afrikaans…Chose Villanova because of the great academic and athletic programs.