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Decorah swimmer Emma Bachelder has verbally committed to swim at South Dakota State University beginning in the fall of 2020, according to the website swimswam.com.
Bachelder finished ninth in the 50 free (24.30) and 100 breast (1:07.03) at the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union state championships in November. She also was a part of Decorah High School's 400 free relay (20th) and 200 free relay teams (21st).
As a sophomore, Bachelder was 14th in the 50 free (24.90) and 15th in the 100 breast (1:08.76) at the Iowa state meet. She also was a member of Decorah's 14th place 200 free relay and 16th place 400 free relay teams.
In 2016, Bachelder was 15th in the state in the 50 free (24.75) and 17th in the 100 breast (1:08.12). She also swam on Decorah's 14th place 200 free relay and 400 free relay teams.