Couchon spent two seasons with Indiana earlier than his switch, and as anticipated, he’s listed as a junior on the Longhorn roster. He’s initially from the state of Indiana and educated with Carmel Swim Membership.
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 50 free – 20.33
- 100 free – 45.09
- 200 free – 1:40.23 (from highschool)
- 100 breast – 52.78
- 200 breast – 1:59.76
- 100 fly – 50.67 (from highschool)
- 200 IM – 1:51.20 (from highschool)
“I’m searching for a program the place I really feel a better sense of worth from the teaching employees and have a greater relationship with the coaches themselves,” Couchon instructed SwimSwam in June. “The children on IU’s group are unimaginable and really deserve the most effective; you’ll by no means hear me say a foul phrase about them. In direction of the top of this 12 months I simply felt as if the connection between the coaches and myself was fractured, and that for my very own wellbeing and happiness it might be finest for me to go some other place.”
Couchon had bests of 54.43/2:04.13 from highschool within the breaststroke occasions, his specialty. He dropped all the way down to 53.51/1:59.97 as a freshman, then hit his present bests throughout his sophomore season with the Hoosiers.
IU has a incredible breaststroke group, and due to that Couchon didn’t make their Large Ten roster in 2019 or in 2020. That mentioned, on the 2020 Boiler-Make-It Qualification meet (a last-chance meet at Purdue for the 2020 NCAAs), Couchon clocked his 100 breast lifetime finest (52.78) and ended final season as IU’s #2 100 breaststroker.
Couchon’s 52.78 within the 100 breast ranked him 41st within the nation final season; it took a 52.46 to get a 2020 NCAA invite. He joins a Texas breaststroke group led by sophomore Caspar Corbeau and junior Charlie Scheinfeld, each NCAA qualifiers in 2020. Junior Braden Vines and sophomore Jacob Foster have been each NCAA qualifiers final season within the 200 breast, too.