Rose Bowl Aquatics’ Danny Syrkin Will Stay Local, Verbals to USC Trojans for 2020

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NEW COMMIT: La Canada, Calif. native and current high school junior Danny Syrkin has given his in-state verbal commitment to the University of Southern California and will suit up for the Trojans as a member of the class of 2024.

Syrkin, who owns a trio of U.S. Open standards, does his club swimming with Rose Bowl Aquatics and most recently placed 13th in the 100m fly at the Speedo Grand Challenge after winning the 200m fly at Carlsbad Speedo Sectionals. He finished sixth in the 100 fly and 15th in the 200 fly at Juniors West in December after earning gold in the former at NCSAs this past summer.

Also competing for La Canada High School, Syrkin is a six-time CIF Central DII Sectional Championship finalist and has earned both NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors. He earned gold in the 100 fly and 50 free at the sectional meet during both his sophomore and junior seasons before going on to place second and third, respectively, in those events at the CIF State Championships last month.

He told Swimming World:

“I’m very excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at USC! I’d like to thank my family, coaches, and teammates for supporting me along the way. I’m super proud to carry on my family’s Trojan legacy and can’t wait to join the team. FIGHT ON!!!”

His best times include:

  • 100 fly – 46.63
  • 200 fly – 1:45.63
  • 200 IM – 1:50.69
  • 50 free – 20.32
  • 100 free – 44.65
  • 100 back – 48.87

Syrkin will make an immediate impact in the Trojans’ fly group, as his best times already would rank near the top of their lineup this past season. He would’ve scored in the B-final of both fly events at the 2019 Pac-12 Championships and will have a year overlap with top returning flyer Nikola Miljenic.

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