Cincinnati Picks Up Verbal Commitment From Florida Freestyler

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 0

November 02nd, 2013 AAC, College, News

Backstroke and freestyle specialist Ryan Peters of Tampa Bay Aquatics/Countryside High School has given a verbal commitment to University of Cincinnati.  Peters is a high school all-American in the 100 back and the 2012 Florida 3A state runner-up with a time of 50.5.   He is a strong freestyler with bests of 21.2/46.3/1:41.0/4.36.6 in the 50-100-200-500 freestyles and has also been 1:53.6 in the 200 IM.   His versatility will help the Bearcat relays.

He should immediately be at least on two of Cincinnati’s relays, though he’ll have a shot at all three free relay as a freshman at least.

Countryside just began their high school championship season this weekend with District meets; they’re in Florida’s Class 4A, District 6.

Peters is the second Bearcat men’s swimmer signed from Tampa Bay Aquatics in the last 6 months since the University of Cincinnati brought back scholarship funding to its men’s swimming team.  Beginning in the fall of 2013-14, UC has implemented an aggressive plan to ultimately offer the full NCAA complement of grant-in-aid scholarships to student-athletes in men’s swimming and other Olympic Sports.

Thanks to Gary Peters for contributing the bulk of this report.

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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