PIAA 2A Record-holder Colin Gwiazdowski Verbals to Arizona

Colin Gwiazdowski, a senior at Schuylkill Valley High School in Leesport, Pennsylvania, has committed to swim for the University of Arizona in the fall, where he will join fellow class of 2022 commits Aldan Johnston, Joshua Withers, Ty Coen, and Ty Wells.

“Ecstatic to announce my verbal commitment to The University of Arizona.. I can’t thank my parents, coaches, friends, and everyone who has supported me to this point enough. The U of A is where I see myself pushing my limits, academically and athletically, as well as a catalyst to achieve my goals for the next four years. Extremely grateful for the opportunity to swim with great teammates and swim under even better coaches. I can’t wait to rep the A.
Bear down & Go Cats

Gwiazdowski broke the Pennsylvania AA state record in the 50 free at the 2018 PIAA Boys 2A Swimming and Diving Championships in March, going 20.45 in prelims. He ended up finishing .05 behind winner Reggie Crawford, who tied Gwiazdowski’s AA record with 20.45 in the final. Three events later, Gwiazdowski got his revenge with a victory by .10 in finals of the 100 free, going 45.44 to Crawford’s 45.54. He led off Schuylkill Valley’s fifth-place 200 free relay (20.90) and anchored the 13th-place 400 free relay (46.19). His achieved lifetime bests in the 50 and 100 free at Districts a week prior with 20.38 and 45.17, respectively.

Gwiazdowski swims year-round for Reading and Berks County YMCA. At last week’s YMCA Short Course Nationals he won the B-final of the 50 free and was a C-finalist in the 200 free. He also competed in the 100 free and 100 back and earned new PBs in the 200 free and 100 back.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 20.39
  • 100 free – 45.17
  • 200 free – 1:41.24
  • 100 fly – 52.60
  • 100 back – 52.55

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