Oakland Secures Verbals from Mack Flowers and Rudy Aguilar

Mack Flowers from St. Albert in Alberta, Canada, and Rudy Aguilar from Waterford, Michigan, have both given verbal commitments to swim for Oakland University next fall. Flowers swims under coach Derrick Schoof at the Edmonton Keyano Swim Club in Edmonton. Aguilar is a senior at Notre Dame Preparatory School in Pontiac, Michigan; he also swims for Club Wolverine.

Photo courtesy of Mack Flowers

Photo courtesy of Mack Flowers

Mack Flowers

“I am joining the Golden Grizzlies because I feel like the cohesive team, the experienced coaching staff, and the tremendous facilities will all help me reach my swimming goals of becoming a varsity and Canadian national team contributor, and the school, with its gorgeous campus and small classes will provide me with a solid foundation to pursue my continuing education.”

Flowers is an academic standout in his high school; he has achieved Honors with Distinction in Grades 10 and 11, earning a 3.97 GPA. A member of Canada’s National Youth Team, he was a triple medalist at the 2016 Canadian Age Group Championships (including a gold medal in 17-18 100 free), and a 6th place finisher at the 2016 Canadian Senior Championships in 100 fly. His top times in LCM:

  • 50 free 24.12
  • 100 free 52.29
  • 200 free 1:54.86
  • 100 fly 55.18

Rudy Aguilar

“Oakland University has been quite the home to me in terms of hosting many meets and creating memories of going fast times. I am very familiar with the fast pool and feel very comfortable in continuing my journey as a competitive swimmer here as it is 20 minutes away from everything I do (especially my Faith life). Although the pool has served its purpose, I have also been influenced and coached by people throughout my 8 years of swimming who have gone and swam for Oakland and the tradition is very powerful as I see a team slowly rising to someday become something truly special in the Division 1 competitive environment. I know that Coach Pete Hovland will provide me with the attention needed to help me get closer to my full potential in the sport. Not only swimming wise has this choice influenced me, but more importantly the great academics this school offers. I look forward to seeing what God has in store for me as I continue my journey being a Golden Grizzly. WEAR THE BEAR!”

Aguilar is a strong mid-distance freestyler and backstroker. He competed in the 200/500 free double during his first two years of high school. At the 2016 Michigan Division III State Championships, he finished second in the 100 free and fourth in the 100 back. His top times are:

  • 200 free – 1:39.57
  • 500 free – 4:31.87
  • 1000 free – 9:33.82
  • 1650 free – 16:03.25
  • 100 fly – 50.60
  • 100 back – 51.81

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