Minnesota Adds Verbal Commitment from Distance Freestyler Aidan Dillon

Aidan Dillon has announced that will be attending the University of Minnesota for the 2018-2019 season. He will join fellow verbal commits Ryan Barlow, Adam Kapusta, Aiden Werner, Max McHugh, and Ryan Phillip in the class of 2022.

“The University of Minnesota has proven to be one of the greatest schools in the country for student-athletes. I am beyond excited to grow as a student and a swimmer under such an impressive program with the support of great coaches, teammates, and facilities. Go Gophers!”

Dillon is a senior at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois. He had a breakthrough season in his junior year, qualifying for the state meet for the first time with big time drops in the 200/500 at the Niles North Sectional meet. At the 2017 IHSA Boys’ State Championship, he placed 17th in prelims of the 500 free and 24th in prelims of the 200 free. Before his junior season, Dillon was a 1:44 200-freestyler and a 4:45 500-freestyler. In 2016-17 high school season he went 1:42.44 and 4:35.77, respectively. Later in the spring, at the 2017 Sun Kissed Invitational, he dropped those times to his current personal bests of 1:41.52 and 4:33.19, and updated his times in the 50/100 free, 50/100 back, and 400 IM as well.

Dillon does his club swimming with YWCA Flying Fish. He had a solid long-course season last summer, improving his lifetime-bests in the 200/400/800 free and 200/400 IM. He dropped 31.5 seconds in the 800 free, 15.4 in the 400 IM, nearly 13 in the 400 free, 3.3 in the 200 free, and 1.2 in the 200 IM.

Top SCY times:

  • 1000 free – 9:26.23
  • 500 free – 4:33.19
  • 200 free – 1:41.52
  • 100 free – 47.90

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].


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About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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