Auburn Dips Into Tennessee to Get Baylor’s Christian Selby

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CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, October 1. The Auburn Tigers dipped into Tennessee to pick up the verbal commitment from Christian Selby of the powerhouse Baylor School in Chattanooga.

Selby is the sixth-ranked recruit in the Volunteer State by, and could have a big impact with some time in the sprint factory that is head coach Brett Hawke’s Auburn program.

“I think Auburn really got the steal of the class with Christian,” Baylor head coach Dan Flack told Swimming World.  “He has such a unique skill set with range that he is just starting to mature into, and as a junior he had 21-point & 44 shaved speed through 9:25 unshaved endurance in the 10000, so he can impact a team in so many ways.”

As explained by Flack, Selby definitely has some huge range in the freestyle events.  He raced to a strong 44.76 in the 100-yard freestyle as his top-ranked time while competing at the TISCA state championships.  He also has a 21.14 in the 50-yard free as well as a 1:39.99 in the 200-yard free.  He also can put together a distance event when called for with a 9:25.82 in the 1000-yard free from this year as well.

Selby also has experience in the international circuit as he represents Barbados.  He clocked a 1:53.58 in the 200-meter free at the Carifta Championships earlier this year, and also has a spate of short course swims from representing his nation at the FINA World Short Course Championships in 2012 with a 52.58 in the 100-meter free being his top swim there.

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  1. avatar

    Way to go Baylor! Good choice Selby!
    War Eagle!!