KHSAA Record-holder Hunter Tapp Announces Verbal to NC State

Louisville, Kentucky USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Hunter Tapp announced via social media that he has committed to swim for North Carolina State University beginning in 2019-20. He will join Noah Bowers, Noah Henderson, and Ross Dant in the class of 2023.

“I’m very excited to announce my commitment to North Carolina State University to further my academic and athletic careers. Thanks to my parents and coaches for helping me every step of the way. I’m very excited to join the Wolfpack Family! #GoPack?”

A USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, Tapp swims for Louisville’s Trinity High School and Lakeside Swim Team. He is the Kentucky High School record-holder in the 100 free, having lowered his own record at the 2018 Kentucky High School Athletic Association Swimming & Diving Championships in February. Tapp won the 100 free with 43.99, taking .66 off the state record he’d set as a sophomore in 2017. He was also runner-up in the 50 free (20.40), split 19.70 on the second-place 200 free relay and led off the third-place 400 free relay (44.79).

In club swimming with Lakeside, Tapp finished 15th in the 200 free and won the C final of the 100 free at Winter Juniors East. Last summer at NCSA Summer Championship he finished 5th in the 100 free, 11th in the 50 free, 14th in the 100 back, 19th in the 50 back, and 27th in the 200 back.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 20.40
  • 100 free – 43.99
  • 200 free – 1:38.80
  • 50 back – 23.94
  • 100 back – 50.45
  • 200 back – 1:48.58

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ACC fan
3 years ago

Congratulations Hunter! Great choice! Maybe you can fill Ryan Held’s shoes…

Reply to  ACC fan
3 years ago

First step to becoming an Olympic gold medalist. Join NC State


3 years ago

He is a junior and will be joking the class of 2019.

Reply to  WAT
3 years ago


3 years ago

uhh.. Junior not a senior…

Reply to  Swimmer37
3 years ago

Article says he broke his own record in 2017 when he was a Junior

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