Winter Juniors Qualifier Macon Graves Will Join Cincinnati

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The University of Cincinnati will welcome Macon Graves to the class of 2020, as the Huntsville Swim Association athlete has made his unofficial college choice. Graves is a rapidly improving breaststroke specialist who this past summer notched his first USA Swimming Junior time:

  • 100 breaststroke: 59.64
  • 200 breaststroke: 2:07.27 (2:26.04 LCM to make Winter Juniors)
  • 200 IM: 1:56.94

Just two years ago, Graves had personal bests of 1:03 in the 100 breaststroke and 2:19 in the 200 breaststroke. Graves was a 6th place finisher at the 2015 Alabama High School Swimming Championship (6A/7A) in the 100 breaststroke. He also finished 8th in the 200 IM for Pope John Paul II High School.

Both Graves 100 and 200 breaststroke would have qualified him for the B-Final at the 2015 AAC Championships, although it’s worth noting that due to the small size of the conference there weren’t enough swimmers to fill the B-Final in either event. Cincinnati had three swimmers in the A-Final of the 200 breaststroke, so Graves will have good competition to look up to when he joins the Bearcats.

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Chris DeSantis is a swim coach, writer and swimming enthusiast. Chris does private consulting and coaching with teams and individuals. You can find him at Chris is a 2009 Graduate from the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the first professional athletic coach …

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