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Liberty Christian Academy junior Jerry (J.C.) Gordon has verbally dedicated to affix the Virginia Tech Males’s Swimming program starting within the fall of 2024: 

“I’m tremendous excited to turn into a Hokie and be a part of a program that’s undoubtedly on the rise. After I visited campus, I felt proper at house. I’d wish to thank my coaches, teammates, and household for supporting me alongside the best way. I can’t wait to work with the VT teaching employees – they’ve been superior on this course of. Go Hokies!”

Gordon swims year-round for the Lynchburg YMCA swim workforce based mostly in VA. He’s a rangy freestyler, primarily specializing within the distance freestyle occasions. He improved practically 35 seconds within the 1650 free within the final 12 months alone. 

Finest occasions (SCY): 

50 free- 21.62
100 free- 47.04
200 free- 1:40.49
500 free- 4:30.53
1650 free- 15:38.65

On the 2022 VHSL Class 3 Swimming & Diving Championships, Gordon positioned 2nd within the 200 free (1:40.50) and 2nd within the 500 (4:31.04). Within the 2021 model of the meet, he gained the 100 free in a finest time of 47.04. 

Exterior of the highschool season, Gordon has proven that longer races cater higher to his strengths, as he ranked thirty second within the nation final 12 months amongst 15-16 year-olds within the 1650 freestyle, posting his 15:38.65 on the 2021 NC YOTA Enviornment Capital Basic. 

The Virginia Tech males positioned eleventh on the 2022 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, scoring 143 factors. Lots of their factors got here from sprint-specialist Youssef Ramadan, who positioned seventh within the 50 free (19.04), and eleventh within the 100 free (41.72). 

This 12 months, the highest time put up up to now within the 500 freestyle from a Virginia Tech swimmer has been a 4:29.46 by Luis Dominguez. Though that is nonetheless very early on within the NCAA season, Gordon’s 500 time as a highschool sophomore matches in effectively with this program. Final 12 months, the Hokies had no swimmers compete within the 1650 on the NCAA Championships, and their finest finisher at ACC’s was Filippo Dal Maso, who recorded a 15:19.30 for twenty first place. 

Gordon can be becoming a member of Lynchburg YMCA teammate Brendan Whitfield (highschool class of 2023) at Virginia Tech. Whitfield is a dash specialist, posting a 43.80 100 free and 1:36.78 200, and is the twelfth rank in SwimSwam’s Prime 20 NCAA Swimming Recruits within the Boys Excessive College Class of 2023. 

J.C. is the youthful brother of present College of Kentucky swimmer John Michael Gordon.

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