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Dynamo Swim Club sprinter Peyton Curry is following in her older brother’s footsteps, announcing her verbal commitment to the LSU Tigers for 2021.
Brooks Curry is a rising sophomore with LSU; in one season with the program, he went from 20.65/44.53/1:38.88 in the 50/100/200 free to 19.30/41.81/1:32.43, winning the SEC title in the 100 free and becoming one of the big stories of the 2020 SEC Championships.
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 50 free – 23.15
- 100 free – 50.37
- 200 free – 1:50.23
- 100 fly – 56.72
- 50m free – 26.17
Peyton Curry qualified for the finals of the 50 free at the 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Champs – East in December, placing 20th overall. She also led off their A 200 and 400 free relays, going a lifetime-best 50.37 to lead off their runner-up 400 free relay. On the 800 free relay, which also placed in the runner-up position, she clocked a 1:51.12 on the second leg.
LSU is in need of sprint talent; last season, they had only two women under 23 in the 50 free and two under 50 in the 100 free. Both of those swimmers, Olivia Taylor (22.4/49.9) and Katarina Milutinovich (22.7/48.8), were just freshmen this past season. Curry, then, will get two seasons of overlap starting in 2021. Curry will likely have a spot on both sprint free relays as soon as she gets to campus.
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