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Houston, Texas breaststroker Mitchell Mason has announced his commitment to swim at Louisiana State University beginning in the fall of 2020. He will join fellow class of 2024 commits Emil Hassling and Mason Nyboer.
“I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and swimming career at Louisiana State University! I want to thank my family, coaches, and everyone who has supported me along the way! GEAUX TIGERS!!”
Mason is a senior at Clear Lake High School. He swam breast and IM at the 2019 Texas UIL 6A State Championships, finishing 7th in the 100 breast (56.79) and 17th in prelims of the 200 IM (1:55.00). Mason swims club with Aquastar Swimming. He is a Winter Juniors qualifier in both the 100 breast and 200 breast. He had a big summer, improving his lifetime bests in the 50/100/200/400/800/1500 free, 50/100/200 breast, and 200/400 IM. At Gulf Swimming LSC
In short course season, he went PBs in the 200/500 free, 100/200 back, 100/200 breast, and 200 IM at Far Westerns, winning the 200 breast. He was runner-up in the 200 free, 3rd in the 100 breast, and 6th in the 100 back and 200 back. In his spare time, Mason is a coach for Special Olympics.
Top SCY times:
- 100 breast – 56.23
- 200 breast – 2:03.15
- 200 IM – 1:54.28
- 400 IM – 4:05.11
- 50 free – 21.68
- 200 free – 1:43.10
- 500 free – 4:38.99
Mason will overlap with LSU breaststokers Luca Pfyffer (53.78/1:56.54 last season), Cameron Karkoska (55.25/1:57.38), Jeffrey Snoddy (55.33/2:02.12), Jack Jannasch (56.83), and Brian McGroarty (56.87/2:06.26).
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