Helena Gali
Helena Gali
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Los Gatos, Calif.
High School: Los Gatos
Position: Freestyle

2011-2012 (Freshman): 50-yard freestyle: Finished 13th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 23.95… Fastest time was 23.91 in the prelims at Ivy’s... Won the event against McGill with a time of 24.86… 100-yard freestyle: Finished 19th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 52.17… Fastest time was 52.07 in the prelims at Ivy’s… Finished fifth at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 52.48… Best finish was against McGill, second with a time of 52.23… 200-yard freestyle: Finished 12th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 1:51.40… Best finish was against Colgate, second with a time of 1:55.49.

Before Yale: Swam for Los Gatos High School... Captain of the team senior year... Scholastic All-American... Member of three school record-breaking relay teams... All-American... School Record Holder in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyle... Los Gatos High School Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Why I Chose Yale: “Yale has the mix of strong academics and swimming I was looking for in a school, as well as a close-knit team that provides a family away from home.  The residential college system further adds to the sense of community at Yale.”