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Thomas Ray of Columbus, OH has announced his decision to continue his academic and athletic career at Old Dominion University beginning in the 2021-2022 season. He is currently a senior at Upper Arlington High School and he swims year-round for the Upper Arlington Swim Club. He swims both club and high school swimming under the direction of Coach Mike de Bear.
I am excited to announce my commitment to Old Dominion University! Thank you to all my coaches, friends and family for all your support. Can’t wait to be a Monarch!
Top SCY Times:
- 100 free – 50.59
- 200 free – 1:44.53
- 500 free – 4:39.44
- 1650 free – 16:47.98
- 400 IM – 4:20.03
Ray will make an immediate impact on Old Dominion’s distance group. His 500 and 1650 times would have made him the team’s fastest swimmer this season. Additionally, he would have been their fourth-fastest 200 freestyler, which would have likely earned him a spot on the 800 free relay.
The Monarchs finished fourth at the 2021 CCSA Men’s Championships. Ray would have finished 8th in the 500 free and 11th in the 1650 free. He would have earned a spot in the B-final of the 200 free.
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