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Collin McKenzie, a junior at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., has announced his intention to swim for North Carolina State University beginning in the fall of 2022.
I am proud to announce my commitment to North Carolina State University. I would like to thank my coaches, teammates, family and friends for helping me get to this point. Go pack!!♦️🐺#pbg
McKenzie will join his Gonzaga classmate and FISH teammate JT Ewing (pictured with McKenzie at right), as well as Drew Salls, Kyle Ponsler, Lance Norris, Michael Cotter, Quintin McCarty, Ryan Weaver, and Stephen Conrad – all of whom have committed to the Wolfpack’s class of 2026.
McKenzie is a polyvalent talent who excels in breast, back, fly, and IM. He is a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 100 back, 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 IM and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 200 back and 100 fly. McKenzie was a top-8 finisher in the 100 back, 100 breast, and 100 fly at the 2020 Potomac Valley 18&U Championships last December. In January, he raced at Pro Swim Series Richmond and came in 7th in the 100m back (56.98) and 9th in the 200 back (2:11.93), earning PBs in both events. He also placed 8th in the 100m breast (1:05.91). He notched a PB in that event (1:05.88) and in the 100m fly (59.52) at the TAC Titans LC Premier in April.
Most of his best SCY times come from the Potomac Valley Short Course Championships Series in March. There, he won the 200 IM, was runner-up in the 100 back and 200 breast, and took 3rd in the 100 breast.
Best SCY times:
- 200 IM – 1:47.65
- 200 breast – 1:59.26
- 100 breast – 55.16
- 200 back – 1:48.93
- 100 back – 48.72
- 100 fly – 49.52
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