Texas A&M Earns 5th In-state Verbal from Coco Bratanov

Versatile Coco Bratanov (also known as Kaloyan Bratanov) who swims for Katy High School and KATY Aquatics, has verbally committed to Texas A&M University for 2018-19. He is now the 5th member of the future class of 2022 that the Aggies have succeeded in keeping in-state. The other verbal commits include: Clayton Bobo, Ethan Gogulski, Peter Simmons, and Shaine Casas.

Bratanov became the first male swimmer in Katy High School history to medal at the UIL 6A State Meet when he took 3rd in the 100 free last February.

Bratanov is a polyvalent talent who competed in the 50/100 free and 200 breast at Bulgarian Nationals this summer. Two weeks later he was at U.S. Junior Nationals swimming the 50/100 free, 100 breast, and 200 IM. Last December at Winter Juniors West, he competed in all five of those events plus the 400 IM.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 20.43
  • 100 free – 44.90
  • 200 free – 1:42.44
  • 200 IM – 1:50.50
  • 200 breast – 2:04.52
  • 400 IM – 3:59.33

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“Bratanov became the first swimmer in Katy High School history to medal at the UIL 6A State Meet when he took 3rd in the 100 free last February.”
What about Jennifer Lavers from Katy High School in 2003? She placed 2nd in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.88.


I think the article just needs to be updated to first male swimmer from Katy HS.


Also Trey Smith got 3rd in the 100 free in 2003


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