Distance Specialist Ethan Houck Pledges Verbal Commitment to Denver

Ethan Houck
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NEW COMMIT: The University of Denver has scored a verbal commitment from three-time Winter Juniors qualifier Ethan Houck of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Primarily a distance freestyler, Houck does his club swimming with Sandpipers of Nevada and capped off his summer long course season by winning the 1500m free at GWCA Senior Regionals. Last winter, he competed in seven events and recorded five best times at the KMSC Pro-Am meet. Also competing for Palo Verde High School, Houck finished fifth in both the 200 free and 500 free as a junior after racing to fourth in the latter during his sophomore season at the Nevada 3A/4A State Championships.

He told Swimming World:

“I am both proud and excited to be part of University of Denver’s class of 2024. This University offers me the best of athletics, academics, and camaraderie that I’ve always wanted in a collegiate program. I can’t wait to be a Pioneer!”

His best times include:

  • 500 free – 4:36.56
  • 1000 free – 9:35.35
  • 1650 free – 15:40.45
  • 400 IM – 4:03.66

Houck will be a valuable asset to the Pioneers’ distance group when he arrives on campus at the start of the 2020-21 season. He would’ve scored in the A-final of the 400 IM, 500 free, and placed in the top-3 of the mile at the 2019 Summit League Championships where Denver handily won the team title.

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