Eagle Swim Team’s Luke Gude Commits to UMBC for 2019-20

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Eldersburg, Maryland’s Luke Gude has committed to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and will begin in the fall of 2019. Gude is a senior at Liberty High School and swims for coach Scott Ward at Eagle Swim Team.

“As soon as I walked onto the campus, I saw how close the team was in and out of the pool and I knew I wanted to be a part of that culture. I am beyond excited for the next four years to further my academic and swimming career with UMBC!”

Gude is a polyvalent swimmer who excels in fly, back, free and IM. He had a slew of PBs at the Maryland LSC Senior Short Course Championships in February, finaling in the 100 fly and 200 fly and improving his lifetime bests in the 200/1000 free, 100/200 fly, and 400 IM. Last summer, at the LCM version of the same meet, he notched new PBs in the 100 free, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM.

UMBC men won their second consecutive America East title in February, scoring a record 1113.5 points in defense of their 2018 title. Gude would have added to the Retrievers’ tally with an A-final appearance in the 200 fly and B-finals appearances in the 100 fly and 100/200 back.

Top SCY times:

  • 100 fly – 52.33
  • 200 fly – 1:56.56
  • 200 back – 1:58.93
  • 100 back – 55.00
  • 400 IM – 4:18.81

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