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Empire KC Swim Club’s Daniel Worth has verbally committed to the University of Virginia for 2021. He will join their class of 2025 next fall.
Beyond proud to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academic journey at the University of Virginia. Huge thank you to coach Faulkenberry and coach Menges along with all of my friends and family who helped me get to this point. Proud to be a Cavalier!#hoosyourdaddy
- 50y breast – 25.23 (24.20 relay split)
- 100y breast – 53.53
- 200y breast – 1:59.21
- 50y fly – 22.36
- 100y fly – 50.12
- 200y IM – 1:49.39
- 200y IM – 3:54.93
At the 2019 Missouri Class 2 State Championships, Worth defended his 2018 state titles in the 200 IM and 100 breast. He was 1:49.39 in the 200 IM, setting the Class 2 record, while he set the overall Missouri high school record in the 100 breast with a 53.53. He was 53.81 in the 100 breast prelims, which was his first time under 54 seconds, and he first went under 55 at the 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West just under a year ago. On Lee’s Summit North High School’s 200 medley relay, he split a 24.20 on the breast leg, and he led off their state record-breaking 200 free relay in 21.29.
One of the best sprint breaststrokers uncommitted until now, Worth will be a valuable asset to the ‘Hoos. He’s about a second off of their 100 breast school record (Yannick Kaeser’s 52.47), and he would’ve been their second-best 100 breaststroker last year behind Keefer Barnum‘s 52.60. Barnum is a senior next season, so Worth will arrive after he’s just finished his eligibility, and he’ll get three seasons to train with UVA’s top 2024 breaststroker, Noah Nichols (54.6/2:00.4).
Worth would’ve made the 100 breast B final and the 200 breast C final at the 2019 ACC Championships. He joins the UVA class of 2025 alongside #14 Connor Boyle, #18 Jack Aikins, Matthew Styczen, Max Iida, Tyler Sicignano, and Colin Bitz. Among them, Iida is a 55.5/2:00.4 breaststroker.
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