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A UIL (Texas high school) 6A State Championships and Winter Juniors qualifier, Jayden Atkins of Grand Prairie, Texas has announced his 2024 commitment to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Atkins is currently a senior at Lake Ridge High School and swims club with Life Time Dallas.
“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Thank you so much to my friends, family, and coaches who’ve helped me reach this point and I look forward to seeing where my future will take me. Go DAWGS 🐾💛”
Top SCY Times
- 100 free – 47.56
- 200 free – 1:41.56
- 500 free – 4:37.40
- 1650 free – 16:09.90
- 100 fly – 51.87
- 200 fly – 1:55.70
UMBC finished first at the 2023 America East Championships, winning the second straight title and fourteenth in the last sixteenth years. The team also walked away with numerous individual awards, with Niklas Weigelt taking the David Alexander Award for senior with the most points scored over a career, Oliver Gassmann winning Swimmer of the Meet for winning the 50 free, 100 fly, and 200 fly, and Matt Donovan, along with his staff, winning Men’s Staff of the Year.
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