Nov. 22, 2005
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech swimming and diving program inked four men and six women during the early signing period, announced by head coach Stuart Wilson on Tuesday afternoon.
Ryan Crete (Sarasota, Fla.), Taylor Flynn (Memphis, Tenn.), Hannah Krimm (Columbus, Ohio), Agatha Kwasnik (Lake Bluff, Ill.), Way-Joe Lee (Jacksonville, Fla.), Jing Li (Chapel Hill, N.C.), Lisa Pucci (Raleigh, N.C.), Lauren Rhea (Acworth, Ga.), Bryce Roberson (Savannah, Ga.) and Alex Roan (Wareham, Mass.) all signed national letters-of-intent last week.
“All of these swimmers will help us next year and the coaching staff has done a great job in getting these recruits,” said Wilson. “All of these athletes are a great addition to the team.”
Crete, a senior at Riverview High School, competed at the Florida State Championships last weekend and won the 500-yard freestyle (4:27.29) and finished runner-up in the 200 free (1:41.46) at the 3A state meet. He recently broke the Sarasota YMCA Sharks swim club team record in the 1000 free with a lifetime-best mark of 9:08.15.
Flynn, a native of Memphis, Tenn., attends Briarcrest Christian High School. She will swim the middle distance freestyle events at Tech and holds personal-best times in the 200 free (1:53.00), 500 free (4:59.60) and 1000 free (10:12.50).
Krimm is a senior diver at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio. She competes with the U.S. Elite Diving Academy. She tallied a third-place finish at the Ohio State Diving Championships during her junior season and finished 22nd on the one-meter board and 18th on the three-meter board at the Spring Junior Nationals later that season.
Kwasnik, the younger sister of current Tech swimmer Jacob Kwasnik, helped lead Lake Forest High School to a third-place finish at the 2004-05 Illinois State Swimming Championships. She finished sixth in the 200 free (1:54.77) as a junior and made the consolation finals of the 100 free (53.47). Kwasnik holds lifetime-best times in the 50 free (24.29), 100 free (51.90) and 200 free (1:52.11).
Lee is currently a senior at The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. He helped lead his high school to its 18th consecutive Florida State 1A title this year with a first-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (58.35) and runner-up finish in the 200 individual medley (1:54.08).
Li is a middle distance freestyle and butterfly competitor from Chapel Hill, N.C. She holds personal-best times in the 500 free (4:59.19), 1000 free (10:08.55) and 100 fly (58.60).
Pucci attends Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, N.C. She holds lifetime-best marks in the 50 free (24.21), 100 free (52.15), 100 breast (1:06.68) and 200 breast (2:24.12).
Rhea is a senior at Harris High School in Acworth, Ga. She garnered All-American honors in the 500 free (5:00.60) this past season and earned Scholastic All-American honors from 2003-05. Rhea also was a state finalist in the 500 free in her final three seasons.
Roberson, a native of Savannah, Ga., is a senior at H.V. Jenkins High School. He holds personal-best times in the 100 free (46.80), 200 free (1:41.30), 200 IM (1:54.70) and 200 backstroke (1:51.90).
Roan, a senior at Bishop Stang High School, became a state champion this past summer in the 400-meter freestyle, 800m free, 1000-yard free and 1500m free. He holds lifetime-best times in the 500 free (4:32.90), 1000 free (9:26.70) and 1650 free (15:53.60).
The Yellow Jackets will return to competition after the New Year as Tech hosts Savannah College on Jan. 7, 2006, for a 1 p.m. dual meet in the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.