Athens Bulldog Swim Club’s Ryan Wylie Stays Local; Selects Georgia for 2021

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Photo Courtesy: Ryan Wylie Instagram (@ryanwylie_)

NEW COMMIT: The University of Georgia has received their second early verbal commitment for their growing class of 2025, this time from in-state freestyler Ryan Wylie of Bishop, Ga.

No stranger to Georgia’s program, Wylie swims year-round with Athens Bulldog Swim Club and owns three Summer Juniors standards. He most recently earned silver in the 1500m free and bronze in the 400m free at Georgia LCM Seniors where he also finished fifth in the 200m free. Last winter, he recorded a pair of best times at Juniors East before going on to place fourth in the mile at Greensboro Sectionals. A current junior at Oconee County High School, he was the 500 free runner-up and grabbed bronze in the 200 free as a sophomore at the Georgia 1-5A State Championships.

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Photo Courtesy: Ryan Wylie Instagram (@ryanwylie_)

His best times include (SCY/LCM):

  • 50 free – 21.79/25.02
  • 100 free – 46.60/54.58
  • 200 free – 1:39.97/1:54.24
  • 500 free – 4:30.93/4:00.41
  • 1000 free – 9:36.10/8:31.39
  • 1650 free – 15:47.91/16:31.85

Although he’s not in scoring range just yet at the SEC Championships, Wylie’s versatility across all freestyle events will be extremely beneficial when he arrives in Athens at the start of the 2021-22 season. With nearly two years of club swimming still to go before suiting up for the Dawgs, Wylie is sure to continue improving and will look to carry his recent long course success heading into this upcoming short course season. He’ll also join Zach Kohm in the class of 2025.

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