The big announcement from Bolles swimmer Dakota Mahaffey came via Instagram: “I’m excited to announce my commitment to the University of Florida! Go Gators!”

Dakota Mahaffey

Ranked 14th in Florida by Collegeswimming.com, Dakota is the defending Class 2A 100 backstroke state champ from Clay High School in Green Cove Springs and was a finalist last year in the 200 IM. The Junior Nats qualifier joins what is looking to be a very strong recruiting class for the Gators.

Congrats, Dakota!