Another Marlin to NC State: Zach Brown Gives Verbal Commitment to Wolfpack

Photo Courtesy: Zach Brown (Twitter)

NEW COMMIT: In the past few years NC State has done a nice job of keeping local swimmers in Raleigh. Today Zach Brown added his verbal commitment to the NC State Class of 2022. Brown joins Marlins of Raleigh teammate John Healy who verbally committed to the Wolfpack earlier this week. They follow Justin RessScott Johnson, and Adam Linker, former club teammates who have gone onto successful NC State careers.

Brown is entering his senior year at Athens Drive High School where he has been a multiple time North Carolina 4A High School state champion. At the 2017 meet he won the 200 IM and the 100 fly. Sophomore year Brown also won the 100 fly but finished second in the 200 IM.

Brown said in his Twitter announcement,

“Excited to announce my verbal commitment to Swim at NC State! Thanks to everyone that’s helped me over the years.”

Brown is strongest in the butterfly events. His top times are:

  • 100 fly 48.25
  • 200 Fly 1:46.19
  • 200 IM 1:49.39
  • 400 IM 3:52.55

At the 2017 ACC Championship Brown would have been a 200 butterfly C finalist. He still has over a year of club training before he’ll make his collegiate debut.


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    You can add incoming freshman Julia Poole (157 IM) and Kate Moore 4:13 IM to the list of Marlins Of Raleigh swimmers who will b swimming for nc state. Impressive list

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      Cathleen Pruden

      Yup, several on the women’s side as well! Go back a few years and you’ll also find Nicole Giamber and Katelyn Linker. Probably some others I’m forgetting too!