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Isabella Gayle ‘24 Recruiting Profile

  • Shenendehowa High School
  • Clifton Park, NY
  • Women's Swimming
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Isabella Gayle's Women's Swimming Recruiting Profile
Clifton Park-Halfmoon Piranhas
Prim. Position:
100 Free
Sec. Position:
50 Free
100 Free SCY
50 Free SCY
200 Free SCY
  • 2021 Highlights

Personal Statement

My name is Isabella Gayle. I have been swimming competitively since I was eight years old. I have been on several teams, Killer Crocs (2014-2017), Clifton Park-Halfmoon Piranhas (2017-Present), Shenendehowa Modified  Swim Team (2019-2020), and Shenendehowa Varsity Swim Team (2020-Present). Swimming has shaped me into the person I am today.

There are many values I have taken from swimming.

This past Varsity season (2021) I fractured a bone in my left foot. Interestingly, I broke it while swimming in the 200 free relay at a dual meet. This meet was of importance because it was a battle between the last two undefeated teams in the Section.  On my flip turn, I ended up hitting my foot just right and hard enough to fracture my fifth metatarsal. After the accident,  I was still scheduled to swim the final leg of the 400 free relay. At this point, I was unaware my foot was fractured although I was in pain. This meet was very important for my team and I did not want to let them down. I pushed through the pain and swam my leg of the relay. While I was unable to compete for the rest of the season, I continued to train with my team when I was cleared to practice without using my legs.

I feel like in order to succeed it is super important to set goals. Whenever I swim, I always try to have a goal in mind and have a set plan on how to achieve that goal. Even with a lot of planning there are always going to be setbacks. Fracturing my bone was a big setback for me, I had goals to achieve states times that I wasn't able to fulfill. Even though this was tough to get through, I continued to push myself keeping my goals in mind. When I was able to compete again in February with my club team, my determination really paid off. In all of the events I swam, I beat all of my times from my previous varsity season.

Friendship & Teammate:
Through swimming, I have met some of my best friends. These friendships are bonds that I hope will last a lifetime. I feel like being on a team bonds people together. The team aspect of swimming is something I admire, you always know that your team will support you through anything, the good swims, and the bad swims. When I was younger I was always very shy, but being on the pool deck cheering for my teammates helped pull me out of my shell. Now I am probably one of the loudest on the pool deck. This past Varsity season I actually won the Plainsmen Award, which is given for being a great teammate and showing constant support.

Time Management:
As you know, being a swimmer takes a lot of time and dedication. Although swimming is very important, so is school. Just like I push myself in swimming, I also push myself academically. I am enrolled in honors and AP classes and continue to maintain good grades. While also handling a busy practice schedule.

I hope to find a college that will continue to push me academically and athletically. Making me the best student-athlete I can be.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    Pl, Plainsmen Award
  • Team Awards:
    State Champs, Sectional Champs
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2022 Clifton Park-Halfmoon Piranhas
  • 2021 Clifton Park Halfmoon Piranhas NY (NY)
  • 2020 Clifton Park-Halfmoon Piranhas
  • 2019 Clifton Park-Halfmoon Piranhas

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • David Washburn
  • High School Head Coach
  • Alyssa Di Fabio
  • Club Coach
  • Chuck Dunham



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High School Information

High School:
Shenendehowa High School
(518) 881-0310

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Shenendehowa High School (Grade 10) - English 10H, Geometry 10H, Biology Honors, and Drawing & Painting II. ------- Shenendehowa High School(Grade 9) - English 9H, Algebra 9H, Global History & Geo 9H, Earth Science 9H, and Accelerated Art. ------- Acadia Middle School (Grade 8) - English 8H, Math 8H, Social Studies 8H, and Accelerated Art
AP Classes:
Yes. 2022-2023: AP Language & Composition AP US History 2021-2022: AP World History - Modern (SCORE 5)
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • High Honor Roll National Junior Honor Society Art Honor Society Member World Language Honors Society Member
  • Activity
    • Best Buddies Club
  • Activity
    • Optimist Club
  • Activity
    • Teen President (2022). (Teen Vice President (2021)
  • Activity
    • Teen Corresponding Secretary (2020)) for Greater Albany Chapter of Jack and Jill of America
  • Activity
    • Inc. Volunteer for the Annual Equinox Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner.

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Event 2022 Clifton Pa 2021 Varsity Te 2020 Varsity Te
50Y Free 25.09 26.89
100Y Free 54.03 54.58 54.47
200Y Free 1:58.19 1:58.99 1:59.45
500Y Free 5:25.93 5:49.88
100Y Back 1:08.44
100Y Fly 1:05.24 1:05.64
200Y IM 2:22.09
100Y Breast 1:19.18
200Y Free Relay (Split) 25.20
400Y Free Relay (Split) 53.96


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