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Swiss nationwide relay report holder Robin Yeboah has verbally dedicated to affix the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets for the autumn of 2023.

“I’m completely stoked to announce my verbal dedication to the Georgia Institute of Know-how beginning within the fall of 2023! I can’t wait to expertise the following steps in my tutorial and athletic endeavors within the humble and uplifting surroundings everybody creates at GT. Thanks Xav, my household, and associates which have helped me make one of many best choices of my life.

“GO JACKETS!”

Yeboah trains with the membership workforce Schwimmverein beider Basel situated in Muttenz, a small city with a inhabitants of about 17,000 on the northern border of Switzerland. Beneath coach Xavier Fleury, Yeboah earned a spot on Switzerland’s 2021 Quick Course World Championship roster and crushed his world championship debut. He anchored Switzerland’s nationwide record-setting 4×100 free relay throughout finals, bringing the workforce of Roman Mityukov, Antonio Djakovic, and Thomas Hallock residence with a remaining time of three:11.53.

Earlier that 12 months, Yeboah was a four-time finalist on the 2021 Swiss Quick Course Championships in November and a three-time finalist on the 2021 Swiss Nationwide Championships in April. He has had a profitable historical past as a part of Switzerland’s junior nationwide workforce, most notably as a three-time champion on the 2019 Junior Swiss Championship. There, he received the 100 fly, 100 free, and 200 free and positioned second within the 400 free.

On the 2021 European Junior Championships in Rome, Yeboah positioned sixteenth within the 50-meter free semifinal (23.31) and 14th within the 100-meter free semifinal with a lifetime finest time of fifty.42. He blasted a private finest 50 free time in prelims (23.19).

Greatest LCM instances (transformed to SCY):

50m free – 23.19, Jul 2021 (20.17)
100m free – 50.42, Jul 2021 (43.98)
200m free – 1:55.39, Mar 2022 (1:41.07) 
50m fly – 24.80, Dec 2022 (21.71)
100m fly – 55.73, Apr 2021 (48.94)

Yeboah graduated from the Worldwide College Basel, an Worldwide Baccalaureate (IB) college,  in June 2022 and is presently greater than midway by way of 18 weeks of coaching on the Swiss Armed Forces Sport Heart of Competence.

His lifetime finest instances would have positioned him shut to creating a 2022 Atlantic Coast Convention (ACC) Championship remaining. He would have completed in twenty eighth place within the 100 free (which might have made him the Yellowjackets’ second-highest-placing finisher) and thirty ninth within the 50 free (which might have made them their third-highest-placing finisher.)

Georgia Tech nonetheless has robust ACC Championship finalists within the 100 and 200 free with junior and Turkish nationwide report holder Batur Ünlü who positioned sixth within the 200 free and twenty first within the 100 free final season. However, their butterfly and 50 freestyle teams took a success from seniors who graduated final summer time. The Yellowjackets graduated their high two 100 butterfliers (Christian Ferraro who positioned eighth and Kyle Barone who positioned twenty first within the occasion on the 2022 ACC Championships) and their highest-placing 50 freestyler Austin Daniel who completed in twenty third place. Yeboah’s transformed finest 100 fly time of 48.94 will assist replenish and strengthen the butterfly group, though it could have missed making the ultimate in forty second place finally season’s championship meet. 

Yeboah has expressed curiosity in attending faculty in the US on social media since at the very least 2018, however at first, it appeared like he would possibly find yourself competing within the Southeastern Convention (SEC.) He attended a Florida swim camp in 2018 and posted pictures with Gator alumni Ryan Lochte and Caeleb Dressel, hinting within the caption “#futurehome?” 

Georgia Tech males are coming off a fifth place end on the 2022 ACC Convention Championships beneath head coach Courtney Shealy Hart.

Yeboah joins Bennett Parramore, Ricky Balduccini, Victor Sega, and Henry Gibbs within the Yellowjackets’ class of 2023 verbal commitments.

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