Canyons NAG record-holder Johnny Ellery Commits To West Point

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Johnny Ellery, a part of the Canyons Aquatic Club National Age Group record breaking relay, has verbally committed to West Point.

Ellery is best individually as a butterflyer, but was part of the Canyons 200 yard free relay which broke the 15-16 National Age Group record earlier this year. He also attends Valencia High School.

In addition to free and fly, Ellery has some intriguing IM times as well, and his third collegiate event will likely come down to the 50 free or 200 IM.

Ellery’s Top Times

  • 100 fly: 49.31
  • 200 fly: 1:51.13
  • 50 free: 21.22
  • 100 free: 46.03
  • 200 free: 1:41.10
  • 200 IM: 1:52.03

Those times would have put Ellery into the A finals of the 100 and 200 flys at last year’s Patriot League Championships, and he also would have scored in the 200 IM.

“I chose West Point because of the opportunies to serve my country as an Army Officer, receive one of the best educations in the country, and swim on a rapidly improving Division 1 team that feels like a family. Go Army!” Ellery said.

Ellery has been on a huge improvement curve since he started training with Canyons coach Coley Stickels a little more than a year ago. Since May of 2014, his 100 fly has improved from 51.42 to 49.31, and his 200 fly has gone from 1:54.04 to 1:51.13.

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