Ohio State Finalist Cooper Burt Commits To In-State Buckeyes

Ohio State Finalist Cooper Burt Commits To In-State Buckeyes

NEW COMMIT: The Ohio State University has secured a verbal commitment for the 2025-26 season and beyond from in-state U.S. Open qualifier Cooper Burt of Okeana, Ohio.

He told Swimming World:

“I am extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to THE Ohio State University where I will continue my academic and athletic career. I would like to thank my family for all they have done to help me get to this point. I also want to thank my coaches Chris McKinney, and Alex Muni, for all they have done for me over the years. I have dreamed of this since I was little and can not thank Coach Wright, Coach Hulme, and Coach Dorenkott and the rest of the coaching staff enough for this amazing opportunity. GO BUCKS!”
Burt does his club swimming with Miami University Makos under head coach Chris McKinney. He finaled in four events at Indianapolis Sectionals in March after earning four best times at Juniors East in December. Last summer, he earned silver in the 100m back and bronze in the 200m back at Ohio Long Course Seniors.

His best times include:

  • 100 back – 49.00
  • 100m back – 57.69
  • 200 back – 1:47.00
  • 200m back – 2:04.90
  • 100 fly – 49.64
  • 200 fly – 1:52.92

Currently a junior at Ross High School, Burt finished third in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 fly at the 2024 Ohio State Championships. He raced to sixth in the 100 back during his sophomore season.

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