NEW YORK - The future for Columbia swimming looks to be in good hands with a number of young swimmers having strong performances this season. Through the opening three meets, first-year Gabbie Toback has been nothing short of stellar for the Lions. The Merrick, N.Y. native, has collected six wins already this year, including three individual events and three top finishes as a member of the 200 medley relay squad.

In her first collegiate win, Toback set a Uris Pool and program record in the 100 backstroke against Yale. With a time of 54.52, she broke the previous record of 54.54 set just a week earlier by Harvard’s Danielle Lee.

At the 2013 AT&T US Winter Nationals, Toback went on to set the 100 backstroke program record for a second time this season. She swam the fastest 100 back split in school history at 54:12 to lead off the 400 medley relay squad.

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