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AJ Williams has announced his decision to swim at Delta State University beginning in the fall of 2020. Williams recently graduated from high school, where he was home-schooled at Williams Academy Georgia. In May of 2020, he joined Northwest Georgia Aquatics.
“I choose Delta State because of the coach and the team atmosphere. Coach Dan’l Murray and staff have an amazing record, a great facility, strong academics, and a group of FAST swimmers. These conditions will make me a better swimmer/ student.”
In December, Williams competed at the Georgia Short Course Senior State Meet as a member Three Rivers Swim Club. He swam the 200 free, 100 back, 50, 100, and 200 breast, 50, 100, and 200 fly, and the 200 IM. Williams earned a spot in the A-final in his three fly events and in the 200 IM. He dropped 1.12 seconds in the finals heats of the 100 fly (48.93), powering home to earn the silver medal.
His 200 fly time of 1:53.16 also earned him a silver medal. He was able to hold off Tiftarea Tidal Wave Swim Team’ Beau Bengston by 0.14 to secure second place. Finally, he moved up six spots in the 200 IM, going from 8th to 2nd after a 4.3-second drop in finals. Williams concluded the meet with seven personal best times.
Top SCY Times:
- 50 free – 21.02
- 100 fly – 48.93
- 100 breast – 58.00
- 200 IM – 1:51.53
Williams will be joining the Delta State University beginning in the 2020-2021 season. Delta State Took home the New South Collegiate Swim Conference title in February, their third-consecutive thus far. They won every individual swim and dive event at the championship meet, the first time in the conference to do so. Williams’ top times would have placed him in the A-final in the 50 free, the 100 fly, the 100 breast, and the 200 IM.
Delta State University placed second at the 2020 NCAA Division II Championships behind McKendree University. Delta State took home 3 medals: one gold and two bronze. Sophomore Emanuel Fava took home the title in the 200 IM on night 1 of the championship meet. His time of 1:44.10 was 1.88 seconds faster than runner-up Alexander Kunert of Queens University of Charlotte. Delta State junior Giulio Brugnoni earned the bronze medal in the 50 free, powering home in a time of 19.73. Delta State’s 200 medley relay, composed of Fava, Danyyil Gayuk, Brugnoni, and Tucker Schroer, earned the team’s final bronze medal.
Williams will join the Delta State team in the fall of 2020, and he will be a member of their class of 2024.
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