James Don De-Commits from Army West Point, Chooses Arizona State

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NEW COMMIT: After originally committing to Army West Point, James Don of Closter, N.J. has decided to attend Arizona State University beginning in the fall of 2021.

He told Swimming World:

“After further consideration, I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to Arizona State University. I would like to thank @coach_bowman and the ASU coaching staff for this amazing opportunity. I would also like to thank my coaches, family, and friends who have supported me through my career. FORKS UP!?”

A talented distance freestyler, Don does his club swimming with Scarlet Aquatics and most recently finaled in two events at the UANA Tokyo Qualifier meet after racing at the Toyota U.S. Open in November. He was also a three-time finalist at New Jersey Seniors in 2020.

In Summer 2019, he registered five top-10 finishes at Rutgers Sectionals before going on to win the 800m free at the New Jersey Junior Olympics.

His best times include:

  • 500 free – 4:30.53
  • 1000 free – 9:14.20
  • 1650 free – 15:29.97
  • 100 breast – 58.57
  • 200 breast – 2:05.61
  • 200 IM – 1:53.68
  • 400 IM – 4:03.06

Don is currently a senior at Northern Valley Demarest Regional High School.

He will join Dylan Gravley, Essias SmithLeon MarchandChristian OsterndorfJeremy GraunkeEthan Hansen and Emilio “Lio” Perez in Tempe at the start of the 2021-22 season.

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