The Central Bucks Swim team in Doylestown, Pennsylvania has developed quite a knack for developing great breaststrokers, and one of those, high school senior Michael McBryan, has verbally committed to swim at the University of North Carolina.
McBryan has been 56.12 and 2:03.32 in the 100 and 200 yard races, respectively, and that 200 time can probably go much, much faster considering that at this summer’s Junior Nationals, he was a 2:17.2 in long course (plus a 1:04.7 in the 100).
It’s been a while since North Carolina had a really good breaststroker; in fact, they’ve never had one under 54 seconds in the 100 (they’ve been better, historically, in the 200). Last year, however, freshman Kurt Wohlrab quietly swam his way to a phenomenal freshman year with bests of 54.28/1:57.90, and Maryland transfer David Speese did as well, with a 54.6 in the 100.
Those 100 times rank them 3rd and 4th, respectively, on the all-time list, as the Tar Heels slowly turn that weakness into one of the program’s strengths. We could see them both under 54 seconds this year.