Local Student Commits to University of Akron

Giovanna Cappabianca of Hudson, OH has verbally committed to continue her academic and swimming careers at the University of Akron. A Junior at Hudson High School, Giovanna swims for the high school swim team, the Hudson Explorers, and a club team, the Hudson Heat, both coached by Head Coach Matt Davis. Giovanna helped guide the Explorers to a third-place finish in the Ohio High School Division 1 State Tournament the last two years.   

During the last several years, Giovanna has competed at USA Senior and Junior National Championships and NCSA Championships as well as Grand Prix meets. She has been selected on two separate occasions to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. She is currently focused on getting her Olympic trial cuts in the 200-Breast and 100-Breast, as well as the 200 IM. 

Giovanna has broken numerous Lake Erie swimming records and has swam several USA Swimming All Time top 100 swims in multiple events. She is a 5-time Lake Erie Swimmer of the Year Award Winner. 

Giovanna is considering studying Neuropsychology at the University of Akron. She enjoys cooking, traveling, fitness, and hanging out with her friends in her time away from the pool.

“I am so proud and excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at the University of Akron. I would like to thank God, my parents and family, teammates, and friends for all their love and support! Thank you to my past and present coaches, each of you have done so much to get me to this point in my career. I feel truly blessed to have learned from all of you. To my future coaches, Brian and Hannah, thank you for the great opportunity you have given me. I'd also like to give a shout out to my future teammates for finishing their season ranked 20th nationally!

So excited to help the Lady Zips continue their rise! Go Zips!