First Colony Breaststroker/Butterflier Alex Fu Sends Verbal to Penn (2022)

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Alex Fu of First Colony Swim Team in Texas has verbally committed to the admissions process* at Penn for fall 2022. Fu is a junior at Clements High School.

I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to the admissions process at the University of Pennsylvania! I’m incredibly blessed to be continuing my academic and athletic careers at a world-renowned institute. I’d like to thank my family, friends, and coaches that have supported me throughout this journey. Go Quakers!!


  • 100 breast – 55.74
  • 200 breast – 2:00.26
  • 100 fly – 48.96
  • 50 free – 20.75
  • 100 free – 45.28
  • 200 free – 1:40.82
  • 200 IM – 1:52.45

At the 2021 Texas HS 6A State Championships, Fu placed in the 100 fly A-final, going 49.58 for seventh overall. Nearly all of his lifetime bests have come in the last few months, with most of them happening at the Woodlands Swim Team Mid-Season Invite in early December.

Last season, Fu would’ve ranked #2 on the Penn roster in the 100 fly and #4 in both breaststrokes and the 100 free. At the 2020 Ivy League Championships, Fu would’ve scored in C-finals of the 50/100/200 free and 100/200 breast, while he would’ve tied for the last B-final spot in the 100 fly.

Fu is the first public commitment for the Quaker men for 2022.

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5 months ago

This guy is an absolute weapon. Been killing the Houston area at my age group for a long time. Congrats!

Alex Fu
Reply to  jhumphries
5 months ago

Thank you so much!!

5 months ago

Clements c/o 93 here! Congrats Alex! We two swimmers in 93 go to penn !! (Jeff and Bobby Brown)

Alex Fu
Reply to  Horninco
5 months ago

Thank you Jeff and Bobby! Excited to represent Clements at Upenn💪🏽

Konner Scott
5 months ago

Congrats Alex and go Quakers!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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