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Porter Levasseur of Edwardsville High School and Edwardsville YMCA in Illinois has announced his intention to swim at Missouri State University in the fall of 2019. A sprint specialist, Levasseur will be valued added for the Bears right away as his best times in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles would have just missed out on the top 8 by .05 and .03 seconds respectively at the 2019 Mid American Conference Championship meet.
“Today I want to announce my college commitment but first I want to thank all of the coaches who recruited me and all those who helped me throughout the process from my friends, coaches and family. Finally I would like to inform everyone that next year I will be attending Missouri State University! #GoBears”
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Today I want to announce my college commitment but first I want to thank all of the coaches who recruited me and all those who helped me throughout the process from my friends, coaches and family. Finally I would like to inform everyone that next year I will be attending Missouri State University! #GoMaroon #GoBears 🐻💪🏼🐻
At the 2019 Illinois High School State Championship meet, Levasseur took 14th place in both the 50-yard freestyle (21.19) and the 100-yard freestyle (47.09). At the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championships, he took 13th place in the 50-yard freestyle (20.75) and 8th place in the 100-yard freestyle (46.20).
Best Times in Yards
- 50 free – 20.72
- 100 free – 45.83
- 200 free – 1:45.7
- 100 back – 51.40
- 200 back – 1:57.05
Levasseur will be joining a Missouri State team that fell just 57 points short of a Mid-American Conference title last season. He will be joining a very sprint heavy team with his career-best 50 yard freestyle time that would have ranked 5th on the 2018-2019 team that took home a 200-yard freestyle relay title at conference and a career-best 100 yard freestyle time that would have ranked 3rd on that team. Backstroker and butterflier Noah Witzki and D-Squad swimmer Jonathan Hill are the only confirmed member of the class of 2023 for the Bears. Louisville transfer Michael Hampel will also begin in the fall.
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