Badgers Keep Wisconsin DI 100 Back Champion Michael Long In State for 2022-23

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Photo Courtesy: Michael Long

NEW COMMIT: Junior National qualifier Michael Long of Elmbrook, Wis. has decided to remain in-state for his college career after verbally committing to the University of Wisconsin, Madison beginning in the fall of 2022.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!!!! I want to thank all of my coaches, teammates, friends and family who were behind me since day one. And a big thank you to coach Yuri and the Wisconsin coaching staff for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime! Go Badgers ??”

Long, who trains year-round with Elmbrook Swim Club, most recently earned four best times at the TYR 18&U Spring Cup in Des Moines after finaling in four events at the NCSA Championships. He finished sixth in both the 200 free and 200 back at the Wisconsin 13&O Championships in 2020 while taking seventh in both of those events at the Long Course Championships in July 2019.

His best times include:

  • 50 back – 23.31
  • 100 back – 49.42
  • 200 back – 1:47.65
  • 50 free – 21.55
  • 100 free – 46.09
  • 200 free – 1:40.80
  • 100 fly – 52.90

Also competing for Brookfield Central/East Co-Op, Long is a five-time individual Wisconsin DI State Championship finalist. He collected gold in the 100 back and bronze in the 200 free as a junior while taking 10th and fourth, respectively, in those events during his sophomore season.

Under head coach Yuri Suguiyama, the Badgers finished fifth at the 2021 Big Ten Championships.

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