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Michael Long from Brookfield, Wisconsin has made a verbal commitment to the in-state University of Wisconsin Badgers for 2022-23.
“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!!!! I want to thank all of my coaches, teammates, friends and family who were behind me since day one. And a big thank you to coach Yuri and the Wisconsin coaching staff for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime! Go Badgers 🦡🔴”
A junior at Brookfield Central High School, Long swims for Brookfield Central/East co-op and is the current Wisconsin high school state champion in the 100 back. He won the event at the 2021 WIAA Boys Division 1 State Meet in February, going 49.89 to clock the only sub-50 in the field. He also placed 3rd in the 200 free (1:42.11), anchored the 6th-place 400 free relay (45.67), and swam fly (23.33) on the 4th-place 200 medley relay.
Long swims year-round with Elmbrook Swim Club. He has improved his times in all his best events since the beginning of 11th grade. In December, he competed at Wisconsin 18&U Winter Championships and notched PBs in the SCY 500 free (4:45.81) and LCM 400 free (4:25.90), 200 back (2:10.34), and 100 fly (1:00.71). In March, he picked up lifetime bests across the board at NCSA Spring Championships. He was a B-finalist in the 50/100/200 back and came in 29th in the finals of the 200 free, and he left Orlando with new PBs in the 50/100/200 free and 50/100/200 back. In April, at the 18&U Spring Cup in Des Moines, he went 57.58 in the 100 back and 1:59.46 in the 200 free to earn PBs in those long-course events.
Top SCY times:
- 50 back – 23.31
- 100 back – 49.42
- 200 back – 1:47.65
- 50 free – 21.55
- 100 free – 46.09
- 200 free – 1:40.80
- 100 fly – 52.90
Long will suit up for the Badgers in the fall of 2022 with New Zealand’s Taiko Torepe-Ormsby.
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