3x Junior Worlds Champ Andrew Abruzzo Verbally Commits to Georgia

Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania’s Andrew Abruzzo has announced his verbal commitment to swim for the University of Georgia in the class of 2022. He’ll be joining Bradley Dunham, another verbal commit to the Bulldogs for the fall of 2018.

“Beyond excited to announce that I will be continuing to study and swim at the University of Georgia!! Huge thank you to my family, coaches and friends who have helped me along the way. Go dawgs!!”

Abruzzo attends Germantown Academy and swims for Plymouth Whitemarsh Aquatics (PWAC) where he is coached by Dick Shoulberg and Caroline Boland. He made our list of top 20 boys in the high school class of 2018 as an honorable mention.

Abruzzo had an outstanding summer long course season. He won the 400/800/1500 freestyle events at 2017 FINA Junior World Swimming Championships and was named to the US National Team for the 2017-18 season. He achieved PBs in the LCM 400/800/1500 free, 200 fly, and 200 IM during the course of the summer. Last year he won the 400 free and was runner-up in the 800/1500 at Junior Pan Pacs.

Abruzzo’s short course yard times (15:06 in the mile, 1:45.5 in the 200 back, 1:46.5 in the 200 fly, 4:23.5 in the 500) are still a ways out of NCAA scoring, but he’ll be a key player if he can transfer over some long course times, though.

His best times are (LCM/SCY):

  • 200 free: 1:50.93 / 1:38.01
  • 400/500 free: 3:49.19 / 4:23.52
  • 800/1000 free: 7:54.58 / 8:56.26
  • 1500/1650 free: 15:06.48 / 15:06.67
  • 100 fly: :54.64 / :48.59
  • 200 fly: 2:00.27 / 1:46.56
  • 200 back: 2:06.84 / 1:45.51
  • 200 IM: 2:06.30 / 1:50.33
  • 400 IM: 4:23.20 / 3:51.30


If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].

In This Story

Leave a Reply

Notify of
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
3 years ago

Congratulations Andrew! The Pennsylvania to Georgia swimming connection lives on. Fantastic pick up for the Dawgs and Coach Harvey and Jack!

3 years ago

Huge pick up. One of the fastest risers out there. Not to often you get a current national teamer as an incoming freshman. If he hits his short course times the way he did this summer, watch out. Top 3 at NCAAs as a freshman 1650.

Speed Racer
Reply to  Swimswum
3 years ago

Currently takes a 14:22 to his 15:06. He looks to be a stronger LC swimmer which makes their system perfect for him.

Reply to  Speed Racer
3 years ago

disagree….just dont’ think he focused on scy taper meet.

Human Ambition
Reply to  Swimswum
3 years ago

Would he be number the two distance guy coming in this fall?

3 years ago

congrats, andrew!

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

Read More »