Daniel Gordon, a native of East Berlin, Pennsylvania, has announced his commitment to join the University Florida Gators as a member of the class of 2022.
The girls 2022 recruit ranks stayed very stable at the top. The boys are the complete opposite, with a ton of incredibly fast risers moving to the top.
Like USA Swimming did with its Virtual Winter Junior Championships, Florida ran a state-wide virtual championship meet between four sites.
Reigning 4A state champions for both boys and girls, Oviedo High School took first on both sides as Florida kicks off their post-season competition.
Drayden Bell’s new best time in the 50 free (20.10) beats the previous top 50 free time in his recruiting class, swam by Dawson Joyce, by .07 seconds.
Isabel Ivey swam the same 3 events, the 100 back, 100 fly, and 200 IM, that she was scheduled to swim at the canceled 2020 NCAA Championships.
At the 2019 Florida 4A high school championships, Joyce defended his 50 and 100 free state titles, adding a 19.9 split on the winning 200 medley relay.
There’s no clear #1 in the current crop of sophomores. The class centers on IMs and distance free, with some strong international ties and LCM swims.
Oviedo High School swept the FHSAA 4A team titles for the first time in program history. Meanwhile, Micayla Cronk put up top-10 historic 15-16 times.
Buchholz’s Talia Bates won her 4th-straight state title in the 50 free and her 3rd-straight title in the 100 free.