Cassidy Richards
Cassidy Richards
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
High School: Fredericton High School
Position: Freestyle/Butterfly
Events: Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly
Major: Undeclared
Bats/Throws: Silliman

Collegiate Bests:
50-yard freestyle: 23.46
100-yard freestyle: 50.26
100-yard butterfly: 55.68

High School Bests:
50-meter freestyle (LC): 26.22,
100-meter freestyle (LC): 57.68,
100-meter butterfly (LC): 1:03.51 

Collegiate Awards:
Yale School Record Holder

2017-2018 (Junior):
50-yard freestyle: Swam a season-best time of 23.75 at the Ohio State Invitational.
100-yard freestyle: Swam a season-best time of 51.81 at the Ohio State Invitational.
100-yard butterfly: Placed 36th and swam a season-best time of 56.22 at the Ohio State Invitational.

2016-2017 (Sophomore):
50-yard freestyle: Swam a season-best time of 24.04 at the HYP meet.
100-yard freestyle: 25th place at the Ohio State Invitational (51.36). 

2015-2016 (Freshman):
50-yard freestyle:  23rd place at the Ivy League Championships.  Eighth place at the HYP meet.
100-yard freestyle:  20th place at the Ivy League Championships.  17th place at the Nike Cup Invite.  Sixth place at the HYP meet.
100-yard butterfly:  19th place at the Ivy League Championships.  16th place at the Nike Cup Invite.
Relays: Member of the winning 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relays at the Ivy League Championships.   

Before Yale:
Attended the 2013 FINA World Junior Championships and the 2013 Canada Summer Games. Canadian National Qualifier. Trials Qualifier. Co-Captain of FAST. New Brunswick Female Swimmer of the Year 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

Why I Chose Yale:
I chose Yale because for me it's the perfect balance of high academics and high athletics. From the endless opportunities Yale offers academically, to the incredible team and Coach Henry's enthusiasm and ideas for the future, I knew it was were I wanted to spend my next 4 years.