SwimmingIndiana Junior Emily Weiss Announces Medical Retirement

Indiana Junior Emily Weiss Announces Medical Retirement

Indiana Junior Emily Weiss Announces Medical Retirement

Emily Weiss, a former U.S. National Junior Team standout and a junior at Indiana, has announced a medical retirement from swimming. Weiss, who was the Big Ten champion in the 200 breaststroke during the 2021 season, and years earlier, she was named Swimming World’s Female High School Swimmer of the Year in 2018 after she broke the National High School record in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 58.40. That came just one year after Weiss broke Indiana’s high school record previously held by Lilly King.

Weiss competed for the Hoosiers throughout the fall before calling time on her career for undisclosed medical reasons. In her Instagram post announcing the decision, Weiss wrote, “I cannot thank everyone enough for the immense amount of support and love I have gotten throughout the years. I would not trade all my years of swimming for anything in the world. This sport has taught me so much and has put such amazing people in my life. I have so much to be grateful for. With that being said I am ready to start a new journey.”

Weiss was the gold medalist in the 50 breaststroke at the 2017 World Junior Championships, and she added another gold in the 100 breast at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships one year later. Later on, during her college career, she placed 22nd in the 100 breast at the 2021 NCAA Championships (her only appearance at the meet) and 24th in the 200 breast, and she also competed in both breaststroke events at the Olympic Trials in June.

Read more on Weiss from the Indy Star here.

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