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Atlanta, Georgia’s Connor Hinkes has verbally committed to swim for the University of Notre Dame in the class of 2024. A senior at Westminster Preparatory School, he is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American who swims year-round with SwimAtlanta and specializes in sprint free. Hinkes won the 50 free (20.36) and placed 3rd in the 100 free (46.24) in the 1A-3A Division of the 2020 Georgia GHSA 1-5A State Swimming and Diving Meet in February. He anchored the winning 200 medley relay (19.73) and led off the state-champion 400 free relay (45.86), as well.
Hinkes competed with SwimAtlanta at 2019 Winter Juniors East, swimming the 50/100 free individual events and contributing to the winning 200 free relay (19.98). He also swam on SwimAltanta “B” relays for the 4×100 free and 4×50 medley. At Southern Premier in March, he placed 4th in the 50 free, 14th in the 100 free, and 32nd in the 100 fly, earning a PB in the fly.
Top SCY times:
- 50 free – 20.27
- 100 free – 46.24
- 50 fly – 24.14
- 100 fly – 52.06
Hinkes will suit up for the Fighting Irish in the fall of 2020 with commits Joe Hunt, Kaden Smesko, Liam Smith, Luke Uttley, Michael McClamroch, Ollie Bernasek, Sean Faikish, Stephan Lukashev, and Tyler Christianson. He will join a training group that includes Topher Stensby, Cason Wilburn, Alec Delong, Liam Hutchinson, Jack Hoagland, and Max Miranda. Notre Dame finished 6th of 12 teams at the 2020 ACC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.
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