2x Utah High School State Record-holder Payton Plumb Commits to BYU

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Payton Plumb from Saint George, Utah has committed to swim at Brigham Young University in the class of 2024.

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to attend BYU. I’m so grateful for my parents and coaches for helping me through this recruitment process. I’m so blessed for the opportunity to continue training and learning at such a prestigious institution. GO COUGS!!🤙💙”

A senior at Desert Hills High School, the 6’4” Plumb specializes in back, free, and IM. He won the 200 IM as both a sophomore and a junior at the Utah high school state championships. At the 2018 UHSAA 4A State Swimming Championships, he contributed to Desert Hills’ state title by winning the 200 IM (1:56.32), placing second in the 100 back (51.18), leading off with a 24.09 backstroke on the winning medley relay, and anchoring the winning 400 free relay (47.33). In 2019 he repeated his 200 IM title (1:54.74), was runner-up in the 100 back (50.15), and led off two winning relays (23.93 backstroke for the medley, 47.24 100 free for the 400 free relay). The 400 free relay broke the 4A and Utah HS Records. Earlier in the season he had been on the 200 medley relay that broke the 4A Record and the 200 free relay that broke both the 4A and Utah HS Records.

In club swimming, Plumb represents Southern Utah Swimming Association. He had an outstanding LCM season last summer, going best times in the 50/100/200/400 free, 50/100 back, 50/100 fly, and 200 IM. At Speedo Junior Nationals he competed in the 50 free, 100 back, and 200 back. He won the 200 free and was runner-up in the 100 free at Western Zones. He wrapped up the summer with Winter Juniors-or-faster standards in the 50/100/200 free and 100 back.

Plumb ‘s best SCY times would already score for BYU at MPSF Championships in the B finals of the 100 back and 200 back and the C finals of the 200 free and 200 IM.

Top SCY times:

  • 200 back – 1:49.81
  • 100 back – 50.01
  • 50 free – 21.47
  • 100 free – 47.24
  • 200 free – 1:42.14
  • 200 IM – 1:53.54

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