Kentucky Nabs Verbal Commitment from Florida State Champ Mason Wilby

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The University of Kentucky received a verbal commitment from high school junior Mason Wilby. Wilby swims for Gator Swim Club and attends F.W. Bucholz High School in Gainesville, Florida.

Wilby has dual citizenship with Great Britain. This summer he will represent the nation at European Junior Championships. He swims for Loughborough Swimming when abroad.

Wilby is primarily a backstroker and butterflier. Some of his best SCY times are:

  • 100 Fly 48.80
  • 200 Fly 1:45.94
  • 100 Back 49.60
  • 200 Back 1:48.73
  • 200 IM 1:49.71

At this year’s Florida 4A State Championship Wilby was the 100 backstroke champion and picked up a silver in the 100 butterfly.

At the 2017 SEC Championships Wilby would have finished just tenths outside scoring range in the 200 butterfly. He’ll have one year to train alongside C finalist Matthew Beach.

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Author: Cathleen Pruden

Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the High School Content Manager at Swimming World. She was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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