Kentucky Adds Verbal From Maryland State Record Holder Timmy Ellett

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NEW COMMIT: The Kentucky Wildcats have gained a new verbal pledge for the fall of 2019 from Rockville, Md. native and IMer Timmy Ellett.

Ellett is a five-time Junior National qualifier swimming for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club. He capped off his summer season at NCSAs with five best times and a pair of top-20 finishes after finishing seventh in the 200m back at Potomac Valley Seniors. He also had a trio of second swims at NCSAs in the spring and won the 200 back at RMSC Holiday Invite.

Ellett is a six-time Maryland State Championship finalist for Walter Johnson High School. As a junior, he won the 200 IM to break his own state record he had set a year prior. He also finished third in the 500 free at State as a junior after winning both events at the 3A/4A West Region meet. The NISCA All-American also owns the West Region record in the 200 IM.

He told Swimming World:

“I’m looking forward to swimming and studying at the University of Kentucky in the Fall. I am so impressed with everything about the school and the team. There’s such a positive energy at practices, the campus is beautiful, and I felt a great connection with the coaches and the team. I can’t wait to be part of it! Go Cats!”

His best times include:

  • 200 IM – 1:50.21
  • 400 IM – 3:56.37
  • 100 fly – 50.97
  • 200 fly – 1:53.29
  • 100 breast – 57.57
  • 200 breast – 2:04.24

Ellett will join a talented IM group that includes Daniel Orcutt, Glen Brown and Connor Blindfold when he suits up for the Wildcats as a member of the class of 2023. He currently sits outside of scoring range at the SEC Championships but still has one year of club swimming to go before arriving at Kentucky.

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