Virginia Tech Adds Verbal From NCSA Meet Record Holder Ryan Vipavetz

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NEW COMMIT: Silver Spring, Md. native Ryan Vipavetz has announced his verbal intention to swim for Virginia Tech beginning in the fall of 2019.

Vipavetz does his club swimming with Rockville Montgomery Swim Club and owns four U.S. Open qualifying standards. He most recently competed at the NCSA Championships this summer where he recorded eight lifetime bests and won the 200m fly (1:59.62) en route to breaking the four-year-old meet record at finals. He had a trio of top-5 finished at NCSAs in March en route to posting four personal bests.

Also representing Good Counsel High School, Vipavetz is a six-time Washington Metropolitan Prep School Championship finalist. The NISCA All-American won the 200 free and 500 free at the meet as a junior after placing third in both of those events as a sophomore.

He told Swimming World:

“I chose Virginia Tech because of the superior coaching staff members, such as Coach Sergio Lopez and Coach Josh Huger, who have made me feel that Virginia Tech is a new home.  In addition, the team has one of the best cultures I have see; their inclusiveness is one of a kind.  Not only is the team on the path to greatness, but so are my academics at such a school. I am super excited to become a Hokie!”

His best times include:

  • 100 fly – 50.45
  • 200 fly – 1:46.65
  • 200 free – 1:39.14
  • 500 free – 4:22.45
  • 1000 free – 9:05.09
  • 1650 free – 15:23.84

Vipavetz is a huge pickup for the Hokies and will make an immediate impact when he arrives in Blacksburg for the 2019-20 season. His best 500, 1000 and mile would’ve ranked third on their lineup last season while his 200 fly would’ve sat in second. He would’ve scored in the C-final of the 500 free and 200 fly at the 2018 ACC Championships.

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1 comment

  1. Michael Curley

    Congrats Ryan look forward to seeing you at ACC meets