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Summer time Nationals Qualifier Blake Amlicke (2025) Verbally Commits to UVA

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Highschool junior Blake Amlicke has made a verbal dedication to swim and examine on the College of Virginia starting within the 2025-26 faculty 12 months.

Amlicke hails from Clarksville, Tennessee. He swims for Pope Preparatory College and Nashville Aquatic Membership and makes a speciality of dash free and backstroke. On the 2024 Tennessee Excessive College State Swimming and Diving Championships in February, he was runner-up in each the 50 free (19.95) and 100 free (43.63), incomes lifetime bests in each occasions. He additionally led off the medley relay (21.47 backstroke) and anchored the 400 free relay (43.55), serving to Pope to complete ninth out of 47 groups within the boys’ meet.

In membership swimming, Amlicke is a Summer time Nationals qualifier within the 100 again and 200 again. He notched a PB within the 100 at 2023 Winter Juniors East, the place he positioned sixth within the 50 free (20.01), 14th within the 100 free (44.27), and third within the 100 again (46.62). His finest 200 again time dates from early March when he went 1:43.77 in prelims at Dynamo’s Southern Premier.

Amlicke kicked off 2024 lengthy course season with new instances within the 100 free (52.57) at PSS Knoxville in January and within the 100 again (55.76) at Dynamo’s lengthy course time trials in February.

Greatest SCY instances:

  • 50 free – 19.95
  • 100 free – 43.63
  • 100 again – 46.62
  • 200 again – 1:43.77

Amlicke is becoming a member of one of the stacked 2025 lessons, with verbal commitments from Thomas Heilman (#1), Maximus Williamson (#2), Thomas Mercer (#8), Josh Howat (#12), Grant Murphy, Jackson Tishler, and Noah Powers. Heilman, Williamson, Howat, Powers, and Amlicke are all sub-20 within the 50 free.

Amlicke is the newest member of the Nashville-to-Charlottesville pipeline, which additionally consists of Spencer Nicholas (highschool class of 2024) and 2023-24 UVA roster members  Ella Nelson, Alex Walsh, and Gretchen Walsh.

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