Florida Gators Grab Another Georgia Boy for 2017 Roster

Martin “Marty” Stange is a freestyle prospect from Peachtree City, Georgia, who has recently committed to swim for the University of Florida Gators for the 2017 season. Stange swims for McIntosh High School and Southern Crescent Aquatic Club. Stange is relatively new to competitive swimming, and was inspired to take his first swim lesson after watching Michael Phelps swim in the 2012 London Olympics. Notably, Stange didn’t start swimming year-round until 2013.

In the last four years, Stange has managed to podium individually three times at the GHSA state meet. As a junior he came in 3rd in the 50 free, and this past season, as a senior, he came in 2nd in the 50 free and 3rd in the 100 free. Stange holds two junior national cuts both in the 50 free (short course yards and long course meters), and has competed in both the Futures Championships and the NCSA Spring Championships.

Stange’s top SCY times are:

  • 50 free – 20.57
  • 100 free – 45.93
  • 100 fly – 51.37

On his decision to commit to the University of Florida, Stange said, “I chose the University of Florida because it offers outstanding academics as well as an incredible swim program. I can’t wait to be a part of the team! Go Gators!”

Stange joins fellow Georgia native Michael Taylor, SwimSwam’s #5 recruit in the Class of 2017, on the Gators’ men’s team. Other members of his 2017 class include Ethan Beach, Clark Beach, and Santiago Corredor. Stange will get one year to train alongside the NCAA’s most dominant male sprinter Caleb Dressel (3-time defending NCAA Champion in the 50 free).

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Donkey
5 years ago

Marty Stanky is gonna spank some people this year

speed racer
5 years ago

A year with Dressel and then the Davis twins come in. Will be interesting to see how he progresses in that group.

James Newtron
5 years ago

Yeah a fairly inexperienced sprinter with little to no muscle swimming 20.5 isn’t that great. Get out of the “for a sprinter to be helpful he must go 19 out of high school” mindset
I think most programs outside of Bama and TAM in the SEC would have loved this kid, like UGA or Scar for instance.

Uberfan
Reply to  James Newtron
5 years ago

Yeah I forgot you need tons of muscle to sprint. Cameron who?

WOLFENSF
5 years ago

Khader is 2016 recruit he swam at the end of last year I believe.

Gatorbait
5 years ago

He’s done a lot for only swimming four years!

Uberfan
Reply to  Gatorbait
5 years ago

Tbh not really

Kid
Reply to  Uberfan
5 years ago

Tbh more than most. Adam peaty is special and went from nothing to world dominance in 5 years

Uberfan
Reply to  Kid
5 years ago

And this kid is miles away from him

Kid
Reply to  Uberfan
5 years ago

That may be so but this kid’s progression is impressive either way. If he improves at the rate he has been he could be sub 19 by senior year

peachesapplesbananas
5 years ago

Who is the expert recruiter that is able to grab all of these swimmers?

Dan
5 years ago

Congratulations.

gator
5 years ago

badass!