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Mid-distance freestyler Carson Smith has announced his decision to continue his academic and athletic careers at the United State Naval Academy beginning in the 2022-23 season. He was a Jerome High School swim team captain his senior year. He was also on the Track & Field and Cross Country teams all four years. He was Jerome’s Valedictorian, was a member of the National Honor Society, and was a CAP mentor.
Smith is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and a 3-time NISCA All-American. He swims club with the Dublin Community Sea Dragons.
The Brigade of Midshipmen is a dedicated brotherhood that I am honored to join. The unparalleled experiences and opportunities within The Naval Academy make me proud to join this culture of excellence. Go Navy! Beat Army!
In February, Smith competed at the 2022 Ohio State Division I Championship. He swam the 200 and 500 free, making it back in the A-final of both races. He was 5th in the 200 and 3rd in the 500. He improved his best time and school record in the 500 free, setting a new benchmark of 5:31.48.
He and his teammates were state runners-up in both the 200 and 400 free relays.
He has held the Jerome school records in the 200 and 500 free since his freshman year. He also has his name on the record board for the 200 free and 400 free relays. He is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American and a 3-time NISCA All-American.
Smith has had an equally successful high school career as a runner. He was a 2-time Cross Country team captain and was a member of the State qualifying team. His track team awarded him with the Newcomer Award his freshman year and he was recognized as the MVP for distance running his junior year.
Top SCY Times:
- 50 free – 21.39
- 100 free – 45.58
- 200 free – 1:37.86
- 200 IM – 1:52.32
- 400 IM – 4:02.65
The US Naval Academy will welcome Smith to Annapolis in the fall of 2022. Once there, he plans to study Aerospace Engineering with the intention of graduating as a naval aviator.
Navy took home the 2022 Patriot League Championship title. Smith’s personal best times would have placed him in the A-final of the 200 free and the B-final of the 100 and 500 free. He would have been the team’s third-fastest 200 freestyler last season, likely putting him on the A relay.
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