54/1:59 Breaststroker Evan Yoo Commits to Army West Point for 2021

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Evan Yoo from Redondo Beach, California has verbally committed to swim for the United States Military Academy in the class of 2025.

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the United States Military Academy at West Point. I want to thank everyone who has helped me lead up to this moment and am very excited for this next chapter in my life. I am truly honored to have this opportunity to serve my country. Go Army! Beat Navy!”

Yoo is a senior at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks. He competed at CIF Southern Section Division 1 Championships as a freshman (2018) and sophomore (2019), making the A final in the 100 breast in both meets. At the 2019 section championship, he went 56.52 in the breast to place 7th. He also swam the 200 IM (15th, 1:55.24) and anchored the 400 free relay (48.38). In prelims, he led off the 200 free relay with 22.53. He went on to the 2019 California State meet and placed 14th in the 100 breast.

Swimming with the club team Beach Cities at 2019 Winter Juniors West, he competed in the 100/200 breast and 200 IM and finished 10th in the 200 breast with a PB of 1:59.52. In his first chance to race since Carlsbad Sectionals in February 2020 (where he finaled in the 100/200 breast and 200/400 IM and took home a PB in the 200 free), Yoo scored a lifetime best in the 100m breast (1:05.56) at 2020 U.S. Open in Irvine. A month later at Las Vegas Super Finals, he won the 100/200 breast and 200 IM and also finaled in the 500 free (10th) and 100 fly (13th). He also time trialed the LCM 200 breast (2:20.70) and took home PBs in the 500 free, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200/400 IM.

Best SCY times:

  • 100 breast – 54.57
  • 200 breast – 1:59.52
  • 200 IM – 1:50.52
  • 400 IM – 4:03.49
  • 100 fly – 51.41
  • 200 free – 1:44.32
  • 500 free – 4:38.00

Yoo will join the Black Knights with fellow class of 2025 commits Andrew Wang, George Glover, Ian Shahan, James Don, Owen Harlow, Ryan Durkan, and Wes Tate. His times would already score in the A finals of the 100 breast and 200 breast and the B final of the 200 IM at Patriot League Championships. He will overlap with breaststrokers Evan Zhang (53.78/1:56.93), Bruce Bannister (54.43/2:03.70), and Nate Wilson (55.56/2:02.46) and IMers Sam Wesley (1:50.99), Kevin Lin (1:52.72), Bannister (1:52.72), and Zhang (1:52.72).

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1 year ago

Congrats Evan and the Yoo family!

2LT Andrew Blomquist, Infantry Officer (Airborne)
1 year ago

Great addition to the B-Unit family!

Larry Quintana
1 year ago

Congratulations young man!

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