John Day of Winston-Salem, North Carolina has announced via social media that he verbally committed to swim for Duke University next fall. He will join future class of 2022 commits Colson Zucker and Henry Wu.
“Excited to announce my commitment to swim and study at Duke University this coming fall! #gobluedevils”
Day won the 50 free at this year’s North Carolina State Meet. As a senior at North Davidson High School, he claimed gold in the 50 free with the only sub-22 (21.71) in the field at the 1A/2A State NCHSAA Championships. Day was runner-up in the 200 free (1:44.50) and led off both free relays for North Davidson.
Day swims year-round for YMCA of Northwest North Carolina Riptyde. He specializes mainly in sprint freestyle and competed in the 50/100/200 free and 100 fly individually at 2017 YMCA Short Course Nationals. His best SCY times come from the 2017 YOTA Capital Classic last December, where he won the 100 free, was runner-up in the 50, and placed fourth in the 200.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 21.11
- 100 free – 46.38
- 200 free – 1:41.84
- 100 fly – 51.83
- 200 fly – 1:53.70
Excited to announce my commitment to swim and study at Duke University this coming fall! #gobluedevils pic.twitter.com/25TKS9ANIz
— john day (@johnrday99) March 31, 2018
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