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De Anza Cupertino Aquatics’ Caleb Apodaca has committed to join Columbia University this fall in New York. He’s a senior at Bellarmine Prep in San Jose, Calif.
It is with pride that I announce I will be attending Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and continuing my swim career with Coach Bolster! No one makes it to this level without the help of others, so I would like to thank my parents, family, and friends for their enduring support; Coaches John, Alice, and Pete for the guidance and training they provided in and out of the pool; and my teammates for challenging me to improve and strive towards my goals. Go Lions!
TOP TIMES (SCY)
200 IM – 1:51.34
- 400 IM – 3:54.31
- 100 fly – 50.92
- 200 fly – 1:51.38
- 500 free – 4:41.10
- 1650 free – 16:06.16
Apodaca finished seventh in the 200 IM at the 2019 CIF Central Coast Section Championships, while he went on to finish 22nd at the 2019 CIF State Championships. He then raced at the 2019 Winter Junior Championships – West, where he hit lifetime bests in both butterfly and both IM events. Further, he scored in the 400 IM B-final, finishing 16th after going a PR of 3:54.31 in prelims.
Last season, Apodaca would’ve been #2 on Columbia’s roster in the 400 IM. He would’ve been a B-finalist at the 2020 Ivy League Championships in the 400 IM, and just about a second shy of making the A-final.
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