As just announced, the University of Florida scored another big commitment in the form of Avon High School’s Chandler Bray. The senior out of Avon, Indiana recently competed on the United States’ World Junior Championships roster, finishing 6th place at global event in Singapore last month.
Bray also competed at the U.S. Summer Nationals in San Antonio, where the 16 year-old claimed the C-Final win of the men’s 100m breaststroke in a time of 1:01.79, while swimming to 6th place in the B-Final of the men’s 200m breaststroke with his clocking of 2:14.17.
After this past summer season, Bray’s 100m breaststroke time from San Antonio sits as the 3rd-fastest 15-16 year old boys’ event time ever, positioned only behind Michael Andrew (1:00.68) and Reece Whitley (1:01.00). Bray also holds the 2nd-fastest 200m breaststroke time for boys 15-16 ever with his time of 2:14.13 in Singapore.
From a yards perspective, Bray brings some heat in his signature events, having swum away with the state runner-up title in the men’s 100y breaststroke this past Indiana State High School Championships, clocking a swift 54.80 after 54.45 in prelims. Bray scored 4th place in the 200y IM at that same meet, finishing with a time of 1:49.39. Bray also holds a personal best of 2:00.46 in the 200y breaststroke event.
Bray joins SwimSwam’s top recruit Maxime Rooney in Gainesville, as Rooney announced his Gator commitment earlier this year.