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“I’m extremely honored to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at the University of Alabama! I would like to first give a special thanks to God, my family, and my friends for all the support through this tough decision. I would also like to thank my coaches for helping me get to where I am today. I am super excited to work with the coaches and staff at the University of Alabama!! #rolltide 🔴⚪️”
Miceli is a junior at Millard West High School and he swims year-round for Sarpy County Swim Club under coaches JB Barr and Julie Barr. Miceli specializes mainly in back and fly and was a member of SCSC’s National Age Group record-breaking quartet for the mixed 200m medley relay at Jenks Sectionals in June. He led off with a personal-best time in the 50 back of 26.93. He competed at Speedo Junior Nationals in the 100/200 back and 100 fly and earned a PB in the latter. All told, he improved his lifetime bests in the LCM 50/100/200/400 free, 50/100/200 back, 50/100/200 breast, and 100/200 fly during the 2019 LCM season. Since the beginning of his junior year of high school, he has lowered his PBs in the SCY 50 free, 100/200 back, 100 breast, 100/200 fly, and 200 IM. Most of those performances came at the Midwest Challenge hosted by Iowa Flyers, where he won the 200 back, was runner-up in the 100 back, and took 3rd and 7th in the 100 fly and 200 IM, respectively.
Miceli has Winter U.S. Open time standards in the 100/200 back and a Summer Juniors cut in the 100 fly. His best SCY times are:
- 50 back – 23.61
- 100 back – 48.61
- 200 back – 1:46.18
- 50 fly – 22.97
- 100 fly – 48.58
- 200 fly – 1:54.08
- 200 IM – 1:53.93
Miceli would have needed 47.71/1:44.31 in the backstroke and 47.52/1:46.96 in the butterfly to score for the Crimson Tide at 2019 SEC Championships.
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