Heidi VanderWel
Heidi VanderWel
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Monroe, Wash.
High School: Cedar Park Christian - Bothell
Position: Backstroke/Butterfly
Events: Backstroke/Butterfly
Major: Undeclared
Bats/Throws: Trumbull
Residential College: Trumbull

Collegiate Bests:
100-yard Backstroke: 52.79
200-yard Backstroke: 1:55.21
100-yard Butterfly: 53.80

High School Bests:
100-yard Backstroke: 54.10
200-yard Backstroke: 1:57.25
100-yard Butterfly: 54.50

Collegiate Awards:
First Team All-Ivy (2015, 2017) 
Yale Record Holder 

2016-2017 (Freshman):
100-yard backstroke: Won the event at the Ivy League Championships and set a new Yale record time of 52.79. Second place at the HYP meet. 11th place at the Ohio State Invitational. Won the event four times during the regular season.
200-yard backstroke: Won the event at the Ivy League Championships and set a new Yale record time of 1:55.21. Won the event at the HYP meet.  13th place at the Ohio State Invitational. 
100-yard butterfly:
  Third place at the Ivy League Championships (53.80).
Relay Events: Member of the winning, Yale and Ivy record-setting 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays at the Ivy League Championships.  

2015-2016 (Sophomore):
100-yard backstroke:  Third place at the HYP meet.  Swam a career-best time at the Ivy League Time Trials.  Won the event in dual meet against Southern Connecticut. 
200-yard backstroke:  Fifth place at the HYP meet.
100-yard butterfly:  Sixth place at the HYP meet.  Swam a seaon-best time at the Ivy League Time Trials. 

2014-2015 (Freshman):
100-yard backstroke: Eighth place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  Third place at HYP.  Third place at the Brown Invite (55.70).
200-yard backstroke: Tenth place at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  12th place at HYP.  Fourth place at the Brown Invite (2:00.88).
100-yard butterfly: Eighth place at HYP.  Eighth place at the Brown Invite (57.48).
Relay Events: Member of the winning and pool record-setting 200-yard medley and 400-yard medley relays at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships.  Member of the winning 400-yard medley relay at the Brown Invite.

Why I Chose Yale: “Yale had everything I was looking! The team was very welcoming, making me feel right at home. I also feel that Coach Henry has some great goals that I am looking forward to being a part of. Needless to say, the school is AMAZING!”