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From 1:52 to 1:44 in 200 BK Since Pandemic Hit, Matthew Van Deusen Chooses UNC


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North Carolina had added Matthew Van Deusen of Nation’s Capital Swim Membership for his or her class of 2025. He’s a senior at Colgan Excessive College in Virginia.

I’m tremendous excited and humbled to announce my verbal dedication to proceed my athletic and educational profession on the College of North Carolina. I wish to thank my coaches at NCAP and my household and buddies who helped me alongside the best way. #goHeels!


  • 50 free – 20.90
  • 100 free – 45.31
  • 200 free – 1:39.21
  • 100 again – 48.49
  • 200 again – 1:44.44
  • 200 IM – 1:51.22

This winter, Van Deusen has seen some fairly absurd time drops. In freestyle, his pre-pandemic bests had been simply 21.8/47.8/1:44.8, whereas he’s dropped three seconds within the 100 again, virtually eight within the 200 again and over six within the 200 IM. His 200 again, now, is definitely just a few tenths higher than his 200 free was in March.

His bests got here from two meets in December, the digital Winter 18 & Below Championships and the Icebreaker Invitational. On the Winter 18&U Champs, racing on the Potomac Valley web site, he blasted 48.49 within the 100 again and 1:44.44 within the 200 again– he went straight from 51 to 48 within the 100 and 1:52 to 1:44 within the 200 at that meet. On the Icebreaker Invitational, he clocked his bests within the 50/100/200 free and the 200 IM, whereas he additionally dropped lifetime bests within the 100/200 fly (51.27/1:51.79).

Chris Thames, a senior, leads the Tar Heels within the 200 again (1:41.6 from 2018), whereas senior Tyler Hill is the highest 100 backstroker this season (46.three final month). Van Deusen’s 200 again time is now quick sufficient to be on the B/C-final bubble on the ACC Championships.

Van Deusen joins Aidan Crisci, Dylan CittaJay BakerNick RadkovRyan SilverSami Moussally, and Walker Davis within the class of 2025.

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