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Simmons is a junior at Johns Creek High School where he is a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. He was runner-up in the 200 IM (1:52.57) and placed 4th in the 100 back (53.37) as a sophomore at the 2019 Georgia High School 6-7A State Championships. He led off the state-champion 200 medley relay (23.80) and swam a leg (47.29) on the winning 400 free relay.
Simmons does his club swimming with Dynamo Swim Club. He is a 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifier in the 200m backstroke, having gone 2:02.69 in prelims at 2019 U.S. Open to make finals (he finished 16th overall). He also went a lifetime best in the 100m back (56.94). At Winter Juniors East, he finished 14th in the 200y back and went best times in the 50 free, 50/100/200 back and 200/400 IM.
Simmons is just shy of scoring at SEC Championships, but not far off the mark. It took 47.71/1:44.31 in the backstroke events and 1:46.47/3:50.06 in the IMs to get a second swim at the 2019 conference meet.
Top SCY times:
- 200 back – 1:46.76
- 100 back – 48.77
- 50 back – 23.01
- 400 IM – 3:55.61
- 200 IM – 1:49.70
- 50 free – 21.21
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