Philip Moldovanu Commits to George Washington With Atlantic-10 Winning Mile Time

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Photo Courtesy: Philip Moldovanu

NEW COMMIT: Junior National qualifier Philip Moldovanu of Boynton Beach, Fla. has announced his commitment to George Washington University as a member of their Class of 2025.

He will join Connor Rodgers of Carmel, Calif. in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2021.

He told Swimming World:

“I am beyond excited to announce my commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at The George Washington University! I chose GW because of their exceptional academics and location in our Nations beautiful Capital. I’m grateful to my coaches, family, and friends who have supported me throughout this journey. I am excited to join such an amazing swimming program, and can’t wait to get to work. #RaiseHigh??”

Moldovanu, who does his club swimming with Wahoos of Wellington, is a talented freestyler who recorded five best times and a first-place finish in the 500 free at the 18&U Winter Championships in Stuart back in December.

In Summer 2019, he posted four top-5 finishes at Florida Gold Coast LCM Seniors before going on to race three events at Greensboro Futures.

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Photo Courtesy: Philip Moldovanu

His best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:38.82
  • 500 free – 4:28.56
  • 1000 free – 9:35.35
  • 1650 free – 15:23.67

Also competing for Wellington High School, Moldovanu placed fifth in the 500 free and eighth in the 200 free as a junior at the Florida 4A State Championships. He collected gold and silver, respectively, in those events at the District 8 meet in 2019.

He has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors twice for his efforts in the pool and in the classroom.

Moldovanu will make a big impact when he suits up for the Colonials this fall. He would’ve scored in the A-final of the 200/500 free, and his fastest mile time is already fast enough to win the event at the 2020 Atlantic 10 Championships.

Additionally, his best 1650 time is only five seconds off the program record of 15:18.37 set by Moritz Fath in 2019. George Washington finished second overall in the team standings at last year’s conference meet.

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