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Landon D’Arianoa USA Swimming Scholastic All-America of West Chester, Pennsylvania, has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Texas’ 2028 class of 2024, becoming the fifth top-20 recruit to give the Longhorns a commitment for fall 2024. He will join #2 Cooper Lucas, #6 Jeremy Kelly, #9 Kyle Peck, #20 Luke Stibrich and “Best of the Rest” Max Hatcher.
D’Ariano swims for his high school and for the Germantown Academy Aquatic Club. He specializes primarily in IM, but is also a Summer Juniors Qualifier in 200 Back and 200 Fly and a Winter US Open Qualifier in 500/1000/1650 Free. He lost 2.2 seconds and finished second in the 400 IM (3:46.98) at Winter Juniors East 2022, where he also placed 18th in the 500 Free, 24th in the 1650 Free, and 21st in the 200 IM occupied. He also competed in the 200 Free and 200 Fly, earning a PB in the latter.
D’Ariano ended his summer with stellar LCM performances, beginning in May at the SCAR Memorial Day Meet. There he scored PBs in 100/200/400 Free, 200 Fly and 200/400 IM. He won the 200 Fly and the 200/400 IM and finished second in the 200/400 Free and fourth in the 100 Free. He finished the long course season at the NCSA Summer Championships with updated PBs in the 200 Free (1:53.74), 800 Free (8:04.20), 200 IM (2:03.74) and 400 IM (4: 21.00). He finished second in the 800m Free and 200m IM, fourth in the 400m IM and sixth in the 400m Free. His 400 IM time would have placed second at the Summer Junior Nationals, just 0.80 seconds behind Diego Nosack’s winning time of 4:20.20.
With Jake and Carson Foster and David Johnston likely already graduating by the time he starts, D’Ariano will be part of a changing of the guard in the storied Longhorn IM group. He will overlap two years with Alec Enyeart and Spencer Aurnou-Rhees and also find ready training partners in future classmates Lucas and Stibrich in IM and Hatcher in Distance Free.
Best SCY times:
- 400 minutes – 3:46.98
- 200IM – 1:47.94
- 1650 free – 15:20.35
- 1000 free – 9:08.03
- 500 free – 4:24.46
- 200 free – 1:39.67
- 200 back – 1:48.44
- 200 flies – 1:49.61
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