Distance Freestyler Greg Reed from Virginia Verbals to UGA

by Eli Noblitt 0

October 30th, 2016 College, College Recruiting, News, SEC

Greg Reed from Roanoke, Virginia, has given his verbal commitment to swim for the University of Georgia men’s swim team as part of the Class of 2021.

Reed swims for Hidden Valley High School and the Virginia Gators Swim Club. At the 2016 Virginia 3A State Championships this past February, Reed claimed state titles in the 200 free (1:42.09) and 500 free (4:32.49). He also qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 1,500 meter free, where he competed with current Bulldogs Aidan Burns and Kevin Litherland.

Reed’s best times are:

Event Time (SCY) Time (LCM)
200 Free  1:41.55  1:55.89
500 Free  4:28.70  4:03.44
1,650 Free  15:35.00  15:45.37
400 IM  4:00.14  4:38.41

Reed could be considerably faster by the time he arrives in Athens, as all of his long course best times listed above were done this past August 2016.

Georgia’s Senior Associate Head Coach, Harvey Humphries, who focuses on the team’s distance swimmers, will know just what to do with Reed. Humphries has coached previous men’s NCAA Champions in the 1,650 yard freestyle like Matias Koski (2015), Martin Grodzki (2012) (NCAA record holder), Troyden Prinsloo (2009) and Sebastien Rouault (2006, 2008).

Reed will have three years to train with distance freestylers Clayton Forde and Walker Higgins, two years to train with Aidan Burns, and one year to train with Jay and Kevin Litherland.

Reed joins Tal Davis and Camden Murphy as part of UGA men’s team Class of 2021. All three members of the class are Olympic Trials qualifiers.

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