Multi-sport Athlete Colin Feehery Verbally Commits to SMU

Colin Feehery, a junior at The Shelton School in Dallas, Texas, has “decided to stay local and commit to SMU as a junior,” his father told SwimSwam. Feehery swims year-round for Lakeside Aquatic Club in Lewisville under coach Craig Harris. The 6’6” (and still growing) breaststroke and freestyle specialist was playing club basketball, team golf, and swimming recreationally on the side until he began high school. That’s when he decided to pursue swimming exclusively. Since that time, Feehery has made steady progress in his main events.

Swimming does run in the family, though. His uncle Brad Bridgewater won Olympic gold in the 200 meter backstroke at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

“I’m grateful for the incredible opportunity to continue my swimming career at SMU with Coach Sinnott and Coach Dansky. The guys on the team were welcoming and excited about the future of SMU swimming in the incredible new natatorium.”

Times progression:

  2016 2017 2018
200 free 1:52.0 1:46.3 1:41.8
500 free 4:49.9 4:46.8 4:31.0
100 breast 1:04.8 58.7 57.2
200 breast 2:20.9 2:08.7 2:05.5
200 IM 2:14.0 1:56.6 1:53.7
400 IM 4:35.1 4:08.6 4:00.8

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Swimming Fan
4 years ago

Congratulations, Colin! Well done, Coach Harris.

SwimGeek
4 years ago

Seems like a great athlete — but “multi-sport athlete” is now how I’d describe a kid that “decided to pursue swimming exclusively” when he started HS. That’s like saying Carson Foster is a “multi-sport athlete” because he was also playing baseball up until he was 13.

Swimmer
Reply to  SwimGeek
4 years ago

@swimgeek I tend to agree with you, but I have to say that I am glad to hear that his parents have exposed him to other sports and activities for so long. The trend of late in swimming is for 7 year olds to specialize. We have 8 and 9 year olds in our LSC who dont do anything but swim. They drop out of their other clubs, don’t do baseball because it conflicts one day with swim, skip activities and even religious education so they can be available for the pool every day. Parents promote it but cover it up by saying how much Johnny loves to swim. But Johnny is 7, and he is going to burn out… Read more »

Yozhik
Reply to  Swimmer
4 years ago

You are sounding like the sport is the only thing that matters in life. Maybe your friends have learned their lesson and are smart enough to understand that there are some other important things they can learn in college.

2Fat4Speed
4 years ago

Still growing! Almost as good as (and improving)

Hswimmer
4 years ago

Wow. Some major drops. Hope he continues through college!

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom 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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