Eric Delmonte from Maine Commits to Virginia Tech

Eric Delmonte, one of two Division-I caliber men’s recruits out of the state of Maine in the class of 2014, has verbally committed to Virginia Tech.

Delmonte is a breaststroker, with best times of 58.62 and 2:03.85, respectively.

Everybody in the ACC is fighting for whatever breaststroke talent they can find, as the conference is relatively weak there and there can be fairly easy conference-level points picked up. The Hokies last year had the most success with their 200 breaststrokers as compared to the sprinters, which makes a good fit for Delmonte.

Delmonte swims for the Portland Porpoise Swim Club, the same club that produced Olympian and World Record holder Ian Crocker.

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Dont forget the Notre Dame breaststrokers joining the ACC who return 53.1, 53.5, and 1:55.2, 1:56.2 which would have been first and third in both events in the ACC last year.

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