Nu Wave Swim Club’s Davis Edwards Verbally Commits to Auburn

Photo Courtesy: Davis Edwards

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NEW COMMIT: New Orleans, La. native Davis Edwards has verbally committed to Auburn University and will join the Tigers as a member of the class of 2023.

Edwards, who specializes in backstroke and IM, swims year-round with Nu Wave Swim Club and is a four-time Junior National qualifier with a U.S. Open cut in the 400 IM. He had a stellar NCSA Championships this past summer where he was a three-time finalist and achieved five lifetime bests. He won four events at Louisiana 13&O LCM State Championships and three events at the SCY meet in February in addition to finaling in the 200 back at Juniors West last winter.

Also competing for Jesuit High School, Edwards is a six-time Louisiana DI Championship finalist. As a junior, he finished third in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 IM. He was the 200 IM runner-up as a sophomore and earned the bronze in both events during his freshman season.

He told Swimming World:

“The community and the hard-working coaches and athletes at Auburn University made me feel at home. Combining that with the tradition of excellence, I knew Auburn was the place for me. War Eagle!”

His best times include:

  • 100 back – 51.06
  • 200 back – 1:49.11
  • 200 IM – 1:51.57
  • 400 IM – 3:57.35

Edwards has improved significantly over the past two season, shaving three seconds off his 100 back, five from his 200 back and 200 IM, and six off his 400 IM. When he arrives at Auburn for the 2019-20 season, he’ll join a talented backstroke group that includes David Crossland and an IM squad led by Spencer Rowe.

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Chandler Brandes is a senior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Public Communication and double minoring in Coaching and Sports Management. She is a former swimmer for the Catamounts and this is her fourth year on board with Swimming World.

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