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Chris Holmes, a senior at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana, has committed to swim at Indiana University in the class of 2026.
“I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic careers at Indiana University. A huge thanks to all of my family, coaches, and teammates that made this possible. Go Hoosiers!🔴⚪️”
Holmes anchored Carmel’s record-setting medley relay (20.02) at the 2022 Indiana High School Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships in February. He also contributed the leadoff leg (20.84) of the first-place 200 free relay, was runner-up in the 50 free (20.53), and placed sixth in the 100 fly (49.60).
In club swimming, where he represents Carmel Swim Club, Holmes is a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 100 fly and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 50 free. He competed at the 2021 Speedo Winter Juniors East last December, swimming the 50/100 free and 100 fly and going (what were then) PBs in the 100 free and 100 fly. Last summer, he updated his LCM times in the 50/100/200 free and 100/200 fly between Indy Sectionals and the NAC Summer Sizzler.
Best SCY times:
- 50 free – 20.53
- 100 free – 46.25
- 200 free – 1:43.94
- 100 fly – 48.92
- 200 fly – 1:52.74
Holmes will join the Hoosiers’ class of 2026 with Drew Reiter, Ahmed Hafnaoui, Alejandro Kincaid, Alex Stone, Ben Stevenson, and Harry Herrera. The Indiana sprint group last season was led by Bruno Blaskovic, Rafael Miroslaw, Jack Franzman, Gabriel Fantoni, Gavin Wright, Finn Brooks, and Brandon Hamblin. Holmes will overlap with Miroslaw, Wright, and Brooks. He will also train with butterflyers Tomer Frankel, Brendan Burns, and Brooks.
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