Distance Standout Robert Wylie Picks West Virginia

Photo Courtesy of Robert Wylie

Photo Courtesy of Robert Wylie

West Virginia University has added another to its growing 2020 class with distance pick up, Robert Wylie. He trains with the Athens Bulldog Swim Club under Harvey Humphries, who also serves as the Senior Associate Head Coach at the University of Georgia. He swims for the Oconee High Warriors of Waktinsville, GA during the high school competition season.

The Mountaineers will appreciate the Georgian’s knack for the longer free events. Wylie joins their distance group with 500 and 1650 yard free times that can contend for points in the Big 12 Conference.

“I chose WVU because it was a great fit for me academically and athletically. Go mountaineers!”

500/400 free 4:35.71 4:07.89
1000/800 free 9:31.32 8:43.04
1650/1500 free 15:54.83 16:28.10
400 IM 4:00.18 4:37.06

Wylie had a good campaign as an Oconee High Warrior in February of this year, finishing twice in the top 8 at the Georgia 1-5A State Championships. A month later he dove in at the 2015 NC Speedo Champions Series to post his personal bests in both the 1000 and 1650 yard freestyles. Just coming off a solid long course season, Wylie will look to improve his distance times during his senior year while having a spot guaranteed for him on the 2016-17 Mountaineer roster.


Leave a Reply

Notify of
1 Comment
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Wendi wylie
5 years ago

We are so happy for you son! Go Mountaineers!!

About Stephen Parsons

Stephen Parsons

Stephen's swimming journey has taken him all across the Southeastern United States. Starting out at the Flowood, MS based Sunkist Swim Team, he made the transition to Auburn, AL where he competed the remainder of his high school years with Auburn Aquatics. His college career began at Daytona State College under the …

Read More »