December 21, 2016
GCY's Jon Pulaski Verbally Commits to Rhodes College!
Grimsley High School Senior Jon Pulaski, who trains year-round for the GCY Makos, has given his verbal commitment to Rhodes College, Class of 2021!
Although Jon is better known as one of the most prolific distance swimmers in GCY team history, he appears on our current top 10 list of all time on more than 20 occasions in nearly every stroke and distance, despite being a relatively late starter into year round swimming. He should have an immediate impact on the Rhodes program, as his current BEST times for the 500 and 1650 are within striking range of current team records, and these same times put him into top 3 in each event listed for him below in Rhodes current season.
Jon made his first YMCA National time standard at age 14 in the 200 freestyle, subsequently added the 50 and 100 butterfly, and helped multiple relays make the meet along the way. He has broken two team records, and is currently on the GCY record board for a very fast 800 freestyle relay (all swimmers averaged 1:48 or better). Jon joins former GCY swimmer Brannin Webber at Rhodes College, who is a sophmore and specializes in the 200/400 IM events.
We have also had the pleasure of meeting the incredible coaching staff and swimmers at Rhodes during our annual training trip in Florida; congratulations Jon, you made a GREAT choice!
Here are Jon's Top Times:
- 200 Freestyle – 1:46.92, LCM 2:03.87
- 500 Freestyle - 4:50.38, LCM 4:26.32
- 1650 Freestyle - 16:54.27
- 100 Butterfly - 54.24, LCM 1:00.87
- 200 Butterfly - 2:00.38, LCM 2:17.91
- 50 Freestyle - 23.62, LCM 27.24
- 100 Freestyle - 49.79, LCM 57.37
- 100 Breast - 1:02.83
Here's a few of Jon's progression charts from USA Swimming:
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