YMCA National Record Holder Brendan Burns Verbally Commits to Indiana

Photo Courtesy: Brendan Burns (Twitter)

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NEW COMMIT: One of the top swimmers in the high school class of 2019, Brendan Burns, has announced his verbal commitment to swim for Indiana University. Burns is a multiple time YMCA National Champion and YMCA National record holder. He’s a junior at Conestoga High School and swims for Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, Pennsylvania.

His best times include:

  • 50 Back 21.72
  • 100 Back 46.24
  • 200 Back 1:42.17
  • 200 Fly 1:42.94
  • 100 Fly 46.61
  • 200 IM 1:47.20
  • 200 Free 1:36.01

At YMCA Nationals in April Burns won the 100 and 200 backstroke and butterfly events. He set National records in the 100 and 200 butterfly and the 100 backstroke. His best times will have a significant impact for the Hoosiers in the Big Ten. At this year’s Championship meet he would have finished third in the 100 backstroke and 200 fly and fifth in the 200 backstroke. He would have landed in the 100 fly B final as well.

With a year left in his high school career Burns is already closing in on NCAA scoring. It took a 1:42.40 to sneak into the 200 fly B final at March’s National Championship. Burns is only a half second shy of that mark. A 45.80 was 16th after prelims of the 100 backstroke this year, another time that Burns is only a half second away from.

He wrote in his announcement made on Twitter,

“Proud to announce my verbal commitment to Indiana University! Can’t wait to be a Hoosier and join an incredible academic and swimming community!”

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    Bob YMCA

    Congratulations to Brendan. An incredible young man. First Class!

Author: Cathleen Pruden

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Cathleen Pruden is a 2016 graduate of Mount Holyoke College and was a four time All-American and a three time Academic All-American for the Lyons. She grew up swimming in and has also coached in Raleigh, North Carolina. Currently she is the Assistant Coach at Bowdoin College.

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