The Carolina Day School community gathered on campus November 15 to celebrate CDS swimmer Madeleine Bauer '19, who has signed with University of Michigan. As a swimmer for Carolina Day, Madeleine has been named to numerous all-conference teams, all-WNC swim teams, and has celebrated on the podium at Carolina Day’s NCISAA Swim Championships.
Of her decision to sign with University of Michigan, Madeleine said, “I was really looking for somewhere that valued academics as much as athletics and definitely found that at Michigan. I also loved the team and coaching environment, they are so supportive and really want the best for you.”
Steve Henry, CDS Director of Athletics, described the “Michigan qualities” that her school community has seen Madeleine exhibit during her time since the 6th grade at Carolina Day School: “honor, sacrifice, pride in your program, and humility in yourself, all in one.”
Madeleine’s club coach, Charlie McCanless of the Smoky Mountain Aquatic Club, described Madeleine as an “amazingly talented freestyler,” adding, “I’ve known Maddy to be an amazingly hard worker. She’s very dedicated and incredibly coachable—if you ask Maddy to do one thing, the next repetition she’s doing it—she’s trying it. It’s an amazing thing, and it’s a big part of the reason she is where she is today, getting ready to move on to the next level and achieve great things at the University of Michigan.”
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