2-Sport Athlete Andrew Babyak Verbally Commits to Michigan

Andrew Babyak has announced his verbal commitment to swim for The University of Michigan beginning in the fall of 2018. Also on the Wolverines’ roster for the class of 2022 will be fellow verbal commits AJ Bornstein, David Cleason, Ian Miskelley, Michael MacGillivray, Patrick Callan, and Will Chan.

“I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at The University of Michigan!  I want to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for supporting me throughout this process and putting me in the position to have this opportunity.  I am looking forward to being part of the Michigan tradition.  Go Blue!”

The Bronxville High School senior has only been a one-sport athlete for a year. Prior to that he also played lacrosse, and made the All-Section and All-League teams as a defenseman at Bronxville. In high school swimming, Babyak won the 2017 New York State Public High School and Federation titles in the 500 freestyle (4:26.26) and anchored 2017 NYSPHSAA state champion 400 freestyle relay. He is a USA Swimming Scholastic All American and a two-time NISCA All-American.

Babyak swims year-round with Badger Swim Club in Larchmont, New York under coach John Collins. He won the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyles at Ithaca Sectionals and swam in the 200/400/800/1500 freestyle events at Summer Junior Nationals.

Top Times:

  • 200 free 1:40.12
  • 500 free 4:26.26
  • 1000 free 9:13.09
  • 1650 free 15:26.79

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ACC fan
3 years ago

Only been swimming year round for one year! Wow! Those are some fast times, especially in distance with little “base”. What a talent!

Reply to  ACC fan
3 years ago

Is there some miserable green troll under a bridge, with internet access, that downvotes any and every comment? Seriously, what jackwagon would downvote a positive comment like this?

Reply to  aviatorfly
3 years ago

Congratulations to Andrew and his Badger coaches. Hard work pays off.

Reply to  aviatorfly
3 years ago

Join the discussion
The negative comments are probably due to the fact that Andrew has been swimming year round since he was little and not a year. No idea why this is circulating here and on Swimming World. He is only new to the Badger club team but not to club year round swimming. He has only been HS swimming 2 years since his school just recently added a boys’ team. Congrats to Andrew – he has worked hard for this for many years!

Reply to  swimmerforlife
3 years ago

I think that the ‘false information’ of him only swimming year round since last year is because whoever provided SwimSwam/Swimming World with the news of his commitment gave them that information. I guess it makes the commitment sound more exciting/newsworthy the less time someone has been swimming! 🙂

Reply to  swimmerforlife
3 years ago

Well now it says he is a one sport athlete for just a year in the body yet he is a two sport athlete in the header. ?

crooked donald
3 years ago

Hmmm. Distance free, lacrosse. I’m going with lacrosse.

Gang Shi
3 years ago

babycakes ???

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