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Ryan Garstang, a senior at Olympus High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Utah for 2020-21. He will join Dylan Becker and Sam Lucas in the class of 2024.
“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Utah for the next 4 years! I chose the University of Utah because of the amazing coaching staff and environment they have created. The swimming program and education they provide is one I can’t wait to be a part of. Thanks to all my friends, family, and coaches for helping me every step of the way.”
Garstang is a backstroke and IM specialist who swim for Olympus Aquatics and Olympus High School. He was the runner-up in the both the 200 IM (1:56.35) and 100 back (51.57) at the 2019 Utah 5A State Swimming Championships, and he contributed to the 3rd-place 200 medley relay (24.12 back leadoff split) and 4th-place 400 free relay (47.60 split). Garstang competed at Phoenix Sectionals just after high school season, finaling in the 100 back (19th) and earning new PBs in the 50 back, 100 fly, and 400 IM. In long-course season, he lowered his PBs in the 50/200 back, 100 fly and 400 IM at Utah Swimming LSC Championships before going on to Western Zone Senior Championships and notching best times in the 50/100/200 free, 100 back (59.58 for 3rd place), and 200 IM (2.12.99 for 17th).
A Summer Juniors qualifier in the 100 back, his best SCY times include:
- 50 back – 23.36
- 100 back – 49.18
- 200 back – 1.54.96
- 100 free – 47.44
- 200 free – 1.42.17
- 200 breast – 2.11.17
- 100 IM – 52.27
- 200 IM – 1.56.35
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