Breaststroke Latecomer Chris Quarin Verbally Commits to Indiana

Chris Quarin Indiana CommitSprint breaststroke/butterfly hybrid Chris Quarin from the Dayton Raiders has verbally committed to the Indiana Hoosiers.

During his freshman, sophomore, and junior seasons of high school, Quarin’s focus became the 100 fly, where he casually marched his best down under 50 seconds. As a junior, though, he returned to an event in which he excelled when he was younger, the 100 breaststroke, and shredded his personal best time by over five seconds in a single season. All of that improvement came without sacrificing continued improvements in the 100 fly.

Best times in yards:

  • 50 free – 21.53
  • 100 free – 47.45
  • 200 free – 1:42.68
  • 100 back – 55.29
  • 100 breast – 56.75
  • 200 breast – 2:12.78
  • 100 fly – 49.96
  • 200 fly – 2:03.78
  • 200 IM – 1:56.02

He wound up placing 3rd in the 100 breaststroke at last year’s Ohio State High School Division I Championship meet for Centerville High School.

All of those improvements during the short course season turned into long course bests over the summer as well – including a 1:06.64 in the 100 breaststroke and a 58.5 in the 100 fly. During his senior season, Quarin will need to really work to figure out what his third individual event can be at the collegiate level.

In the last week, the Dayton Raiders Swim Club has had 5 swimmers make Division I college commitments.


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Virginia Novelli
7 years ago

Congratulations Chris for all of your accomplishments!

Virginia Novelli
7 years ago

Congratulations Chris for all of your accomplishments!

A relative.

7 years ago

Congrats! You will do great at IU!

Don Rich
7 years ago

I am so proud of my grandson. If his grandmother was still alive she would so proud as well.
Great school Indiana! We were all in agreement on his selection.
Don Rich

7 years ago

IU is a really good choice for Chris. Cody would fit in there really well too!

7 years ago

Chris has to be the most talented swimmer I have ever coached! Congrats Chris! IU just scored big time

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