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Gabriel Gonzalez, a current high school senior from Burbank, Illinois, has committed to swim for Division II Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. Gonzalez will graduate from Reavis High School in spring 2020 and join the Flyers’ class of 2024.
Gonzalez currently swims for the Burbank Stingrays, where he has been swimming since the age of 6. While Gonzalez has been swimming for years, he says he really began to take it seriously in high school. At Reavis, he is one of the top sprinters in the program and his main stroke is freestyle.
Gonzalez says that one of the highlights of his swimming career was breaking long-standing relay records with his high school relay teams. Both of the freestyle relays that were broken had been standing since the 1980s. The team broke the 400 freestyle record by 4 seconds.
He also played soccer and tennis along with swimming.
“I chose this school because Coach Karns was so welcoming and it was just the perfect academic fit for me.”
Best SCY Times:
- 50 freestyle – 22.61
- 100 freestyle – 49.68
Earlier this year GLVC Championships, the Flyers placed 8th and broke multiple school records over the weekend.
Gonzalez will begin his swimming career at Lewis University fall 2020.
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