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Maple Grove, Minnesota’s Daniel Baltes has announced his commitment to The Ohio State University men’s swimming and diving team as a member of the class of 2025.
“I am proud to announce my commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at The Ohio State University! Thank you to all my family, friends and coaches for supporting and encouraging me. And a special thanks to Rick Paine at ACC Recruits. Go Bucks!!”
Baltes was a three-sport varsity athlete (football, swimming, and track & field) throughout his four years at Maple Grove Senior High School. He was a three-time competitor at the Minnesota State Class AA Boys Swimming and Diving meet (2019-2021), and wrapped up his high school career with a pair of runner-up finishes in the 50 and 100 free in March. At the 2020 MHSL AA State Meet he came in 5th in both the 50/100 free events (21.06/46.34).
He broke two individual and two relay team records during his time at Maple Grove and was awarded team captain his senior year. He was named to the All-Conference team four times and to the All-State team twice.
Baltes just started swimming club this season. He competed in November with NHCP Tunas Swim Club at the TUNA Mask-que, his only USA Swimming-sanctioned meet.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free: 20.63
- 100 free: 45.06
The Ohio State men’s swimming and diving class of 2025 will also consist of Alex Quach, Clay Chaplin, Grafton Parlette, Josh Bogniard, Karl Helmuth, Luke Paxton, Michael Cooper, Michael Parker, Tim Kalin, and William Bansberg.
I am proud to announce my commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at The Ohio State University! Thank you to all my family, friends, and coaches for supporting and encouraging me. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/WbPbP1gooj
— Daniel Baltes (@danielbaltes04) May 3, 2021
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