Dimitrios Dimitriou of Athens, Greece, has given a verbal commitment to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the fall of 2017.
“I chose UNC because it is one of the most outstanding universities and it has one of the best swimming teams. I strongly believe that studying at UNC can help me develop myself academically and as an athlete. I can’t wait to join the team. Go Heels!!!!”
Dimitriou swims under coach Dimitris Athimaritis at the club team ANOA, in Argyroupoli, a suburb of Athens, Greece. He specializes in mid-distance freestyle. Dimitriou qualified in the 400m freestyle for the 2016 LEN European Aquatics Championships in London, and because he was only 0.37 seconds over the FINA Rio 2016 A cut in the event, he received an invitation from FINA to participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Dimitriou placed second in the 400m free and 7th in 200m free at the 2015 European Junior Championships in Baku. He then went on to place 9th in the 200m free at the 2015 World Junior Championships in Singapore.
His best LCM times are (with SCY conversions using our Speedo Time Converter):
- 100 free – 52.24 (45.62)
- 200 free – 1:49.80 (1:36.03)
- 400 free – 3:50.81 (4:18.61)
Dimitriou will join the Tar Heels with fellow class of 2021 verbal commits Alvin Jiang, Christopher Thames, and Tyler Hill.
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