Virginia 5A 100 Breast/200 IM Champ Aidan Duffy Verbals to UNC-Wilmington

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UNC-Wilmington has picked up NOVA of Virginia’s Aidan Duffy for next fall. Duffy is a senior at Freeman High School.

I chose UNC-Wilmington because of the excitement I felt on campus! The athletics, the academics, and the atmosphere is exactly what I have been looking for! Bobby Guntoro and this team have a bright future! And I wanted to be a part of that!


  • 200 free – 1:40.55
  • 500 free – 4:38.64
  • 100 breast – 56.83
  • 200 breast – 2:01.01
  • 200 IM – 1:50.61
  • 400 IM – 3:55.00

Recently, Duffy had a big meet at an August NOVA of Virginia intrasquad, going several lifetime bests in off events. At that meet, he notched bests in the 500 free (4:38.64), 200 fly (1:55.47), 100 back (54.83) and 200 back (1:57.56).

At the 2020 Virginia 5A HS Championships, Duffy won the 100 breast (56.96) and 200 IM (1:50.61), hitting a lifetime best in the latter. He also split a 26.02 on the breast leg of Freeman’s runner-up 200 medley relay.

UNC-Wilmington had a strong breast group last year, and they return both Gianmichel D’Alessandro (53.8/2:00.1) and Josh Rigsbee (54.1/1:59.8) for one more season. The pair went 1-2, respectively, in the 100 breast at the 2020 CAA Championships.

Duffy would’ve been the Seahawks’ top 400 IMer last year with his lifetime best, and will get two years of overlap with their top IMer last year, Henderson Louviere (1:48.7/3:55.3).

Duffy joins Will Barker, Ethan Womble and Jacob Duracinsky in UNC-Wilmington’s class of 2025.

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2 years ago

Congrats Aidan. Get ready to start actually having fun at practice.

2 years ago

1:40 2free is awesome!!

2 years ago

Guntoro is hitting the recruiting trail in a hurry for UNCW.

2 years ago

Bobby having a field day w the 2021’s

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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