Steven Thalblum of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia has committed to swim at William and Mary beginning in the fall of 2018. At the 2017 Virginia 5A High School State Championships, Thalblum tied for second place in the 200 IM (1:51.23). He also finished second in the 100 butterfly in 49.80. A USA Swimming Scholastic All-America and member of the National Honor Society, he swims year-round with the Nation’s Capital Swim Club.
“I am excited to verbally commit to swim for the William and Mary Tribe. Their academic excellence coupled with their competitive swimming program, will challenge me to excel and achieve my goals both in the classroom and in the pool. Go Tribe!”
Thalblum is a strong all around middle distance IMer, butterflier, freestyler and backstroker. His best SCY times are:
- 200 Fly: 1:50.22
- 100 Fly: 49.80
- 200 IM: 1:51.23
- 400 IM: 3:58.48
- 200 Free: 1:40.29
- 100 Back: 50.46
Thalblum will be a strong addition to the William and Mary lineup. He would have been an A finalist at the 2017 CAA Championships in the 100 back, 200 fly and 200 IM, and a B finalist in the 200 free, 100 fly and 400 IM. While the conference champion-Tribe has a deep bench, Thalblum will nonetheless be a welcome addition to replace the large number of upperclassmen A-finalists this year, all of whom will have graduated by the time he suits up.
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