Duluth, Georgia’s Shwan Ahn has verbally committed to the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York for the fall of 2019. A senior at Peachtree Ridge High School, he was a first-team all-county selection by the Gwinnett Daily Post after placing 3rd in the 500 free (4:29.78) and 7th in the 100 breast (58.93) at the 2018 GHSA 6-7A State Swimming & Diving Meet.
Ahn, who trains with SwimAtlanta, is a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 500/1000 free and 400 IM and a Summer Juniors qualifier in the mile. During the course of his junior year he dropped a ton of time in his main events. At 2017 Winter Juniors he took 3 seconds off his seed time in the 500, notching a PB of 4:31.62 (down from a best time of 4:46.19 from January 2017). In the 1650 free, he finished 12th with 15:32.99 in his third-ever mile and first since 2014. He also went 4:02.58 in the 400 IM, a 6.3-second improvement from December 2016. His best LCM times from the summer of 2018 represent drops, too: 4:05.19 in the 400 free (-6.6 seconds year-over-year), 8:29.58 in the 800 free (-11.1 Y/Y), 16:02.99 in the 1500 free (-49.2 Y/Y), and 4:37.71 in the 400 IM (-12.5 Y/Y).
Ahn’s best times would have helped the runner-up Black Knights at 2018 Patriot League Championships by scoring in the 1650 free (6th), 500 free (A final) and 400 IM (B final).
Top SCY times:
- 1650 free – 15:32.99
- 1000 free – 9:23.23
- 500 free – 4:29.78
- 400 IM – 4:02.58
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