Denver Snags Verbal from California Breast/IMer Brian Copley

Brian Copley has announced via social media that he made a verbal commitment to the University of Denver for 2018-19; Blayze Jessen and Finn Kennard-Campbell have also indicated they will be joining the Pioneers in the fall.

“Proud to announce my commitment to swim for the University of Denver! Thanks to my family, teammates, and coaches Brad, Scott, and Tony. #gopios #du1nation #2022”

Copley is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from The King’s Academy in Sunnyvale, California. He placed third in the 200 IM (1:50.42) and fifth in the 100 breast (57.02) at the 2017 CIF-Central Coast Section Championships; he also anchored the 200 free relay (21.21) and 400 free relay (47.31). Copley then went on to the California State Meet and took 13th in the 200 IM (1:51.49). After winning a swim-off for the last spot in the consolation final, he placed 15th in the 100 breast (57.37).

Copley swims year-round with Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics, where he is a Winter Junior Nationals qualifier in the 100/200 breast and 200/400 IM. He competed at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017 #3 in Eindhoven, Netherlands in August, swimming the SCM 50/200 breast and 100/200 IM.

Top SCY times:

  • 100 breast – 56.92
  • 200 breast – 2:05.72
  • 200 IM – 1:50.42
  • 400 IM – 4:03.03

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