Five-Star Martin Grodzki Heading to the SEC

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee, November 6. MARTIN Grodzki, a five-star recruit from Germany who swims for the Baylor Swim Club, will be competing in the Southeastern Conference in college.

Grodzki, who owns times faster than the U.S. Olympic Trials cuts in the 400-meter free (3:56.18), 1500-meter free (15:42.01) and 200-meter back (2:04.81), has committed to Georgia.

"I chose to go to Georgia because when I went there for my visit, I felt welcomed, and I had the feeling that I could not possibly find a better to study and practice for the next four years," Grodzki told Swimming World. "I started considering Georgia because my coach [Baylor's Dan Flack] told me that it would be a good place for me, and I trust him and coach Tom Smith more than anybody else. I also have to thank both of them since, without my coaches and the great support of the Baylor School and specifically the Baylor Swim Team, I would probably be where I was two years ago, as a swimmer and a person. Here at Baylor they teach you way more than just how to swim fast, and that's what I hope to find at UGA as well."

Grodzki will join four-star recruit Brett Roberson next year as Bulldogs.

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