Versatile Jonathan Edwards Commits to Ohio State Buckeyes

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Jonathan Edwards has announced his recent commitment to The Ohio State University’s class of 2024. He will join Brandon DayCharlie ClarkIan Van GorpJack HerczegJean-Pierre KhouzamJustin FleagleMario McDonaldNathan HoltyOwen Conley, and Pete Krusinski in Columbus in the fall of 2020. 

“I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at THE Ohio State University. This is truly a dream come true and I wouldn’t be at this point without my friends, family, and coaches. GO BUCKS! 

Edwards swims for St. Mary’s High School and Naval Academy Aquatic Club in Annapolis, Maryland. He specializes in longer distance freestyle races, 200 strokes, and IM. At last week’s National Catholic Swimming & Diving Championship, he placed second in the 500 free (4:35.83) and 9th in the 200 IM (1:57.19), swam fly (23.81) on the 6th-place medley relay, and led off the 4th-place 400 free relay (48.46). As a junior at the 2019 edition of the same meet he had been fourth in the 500 (4:41.51) and 11th in the 200 free (1:45.12). 

Edwards is coming off a strong December with PBs in the 100/200/500/1000/1650 free and 200/400 IM at NBAC’s 46th Annual Christmas Meet. Last summer he competed at ISCA TYR Senior Summer Championship and notched lifetime bests in the 1500 free, 100/200 back, 200 fly, and 200/400 IM. That includes a 4:34.59 in the 400 IM which earned him a silver medal. 

Top SCY times: 

  • 1650 free – 15:34.76 
  • 1000 free – 9:23.18 
  • 500 free – 4:34.21 
  • 400 IM – 4:02.59 
  • 200 IM – 1:54.92 
  • 200 back – 1:54.17 
  • 200 fly – 1:57.24 

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Congratulations! Welcome to Buckeye Nation!

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Buckeyes bringing in a loaded class of 2020. Great outlook for the future team!

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