Academy Bullets’ Will Raidt Sends Verbal to Harvard for 2020

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Academy Bullet Will Raidt has announced his verbal commitment to the admissions process* at Harvard for 2020. Raidt is a senior at Oak Park & River Forest High School in the greater Chicago area.


  • 50y free – 21.46
  • 100y free – 45.57
  • 200y free – 1:37.97
  • 500y free – 4:30.96
  • 100y back – 50.37
  • 200y back – 1:48.98
  • 50y fly – 22.78
  • 100y fly – 50.03
  • 200y fly – 1:50.52

Raidt is a versatile sprinter, with range in freestyle and speed in fly and back, too. At the 2019 IHSA Boys HS Championships, Raidt placed third in the 200 free and eighth in the 100 fly. He also split 22.09 fly on their 200 medley relay and 20.66 anchoring their 200 free relay.

At the 2019 Ivy League Champs, Raidt would’ve made the 200 free B-final and C-finals in the 200 back and 200 fly.

Raidt joins Arik KatzQuinn Harron, Dylan Rhee, Zach Bartel, and Aayush Deshpande in Harvard’s class of 2024.

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*IVY LEAGUE DISCLAIMER: A “verbal commitment” by a coach is not an offer of admission, as only the Admissions Office has that authority. An Ivy League coach can only commit his or her support in the admissions process. Moreover, an Ivy League Likely Letter is not an offer of admission to the university.

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Really good class for Harvard!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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