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Corey Welch
  • Senior
  • Breast/IM
  • Larksville, Pa. (Wyoming Valley West)

Career Best Times:
Long Course (Meters)

100 Breast - 1:04.84 (U.S. Summer Nationals, 8/8/03)
200 Breast - 2:19.64 (U.S. Summer Nationals, 8/6/03)

Short Course (Yards)
100 Breast - 55.68 (All-American Invitational, 3/9/03)
200 Breast - 2:00.78 (SEC Championships, 2003)

National/International Competition: Placed 23rd with a time of 2:21.19 in the 200-meter breast at the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials…Took fourth in C final in 200-meter breast (2:19.64) at 2003 Summer Nationals.

At Florida:
2003-04:
SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Placed ninth in 100 breast (55.72), 11th in 200 breast (2:01.36) and 27th in 200 IM (1:53.16) at SEC Championships … First as part of 400-meter MR team (3:53.56) vs. Alabama (1/24/04) … Fourth in 200-meter breast (2:25.65) vs. Auburn (1/23/04) … Third in 200 breast (2:08.00) and fifth as member of 200 MR team (1:39.16) at TCU (1/17/04) … Sixth in 200 breast (2:06.74) and seventh in 100 breast (59.00) at Texas A&M (1/15/04) … Finished 11th as member of 400-meter MR team (3:58.79), took 19th in 200-meter breast (2:26.71) and swam in prelims of 100-meter back (1:07.99) at 2003 U.S. Open … Fourth as member of 200 MR team (1:38.60) at South Carolina (11/14/03) … Fourth as part of 400 MR team (3:25.01) and was seventh in 200 breast (2:06.46) at Georgia (11/13/03) … Swam on winning 400 MR team (3:23.34) vs. Florida State (11/11/03) … Second in 200-meter breast (2:25.74) and seventh in 200-meter free (2:14.91) at Michigan (10/31/03) … Sixth in 200 breast (2:05.62) at Minnesota (10/30/03) … Swam on second place 200 MR team (1:31.94) and placed four in 100 breast (58.59) and sixth in 400 IM (4:11.18) at Florida Invitational (10/18/03).

2002-03: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … 12th in 200 breast and 15th in 100 breast at the SEC Championships … Third in 100 breast (57.41) vs. Florida Atlantic (2/8/03) … Sixth in 200 breast (2:06.17) and eighth in 200 IM vs. Tennessee (2/1/03) … Fifth in 200 breast (2:06.04) and was member of 200 MR team at Alabama (1/25/03) … Third at Auburn on 1/24/03 (2:06.26) and sixth against Georgia (11/23/02) in 200 breast … Fourth in 200 breast (2:10.00) and eighth in 200 MR at Florida State (11/19/02) … Member of second place 400 MR team (3:29.32) vs. South Carolina (11/15/02) ... Member of the 400 MR team (3:28.23) at Penn State (10/26/02) … Third in 100 breast (59.35) against Indian River CC (10/18/02) … Member of third place 400 MR team (3:29.50) vs. LSU (10/11/02).

2001-2002: Swam 200 IM, 100 breast and 200 breast at Southern States ... Fifth in 100 breast (58.98) against Florida Atlantic (2/9/02) ... Member of 400 MR team (3:35.98) and also finished in 2:09.67 in 200 breast against Alabama (1/26/02) ... Swam 1:57.07 in 200 IM vs. Auburn (1/25/02) ... Against Penn State (1/5/02), swam 1:58.02 in 200 IM and 2:09.53 in 200 breast ... Seventh in 100 breast (59.97) and in 200 breast (2:16.13) vs. Florida State (11/16/01) ... Third in 200 MR (1:39.57) and against Miami/Indian River CC (10/20/01) ... Swam 200 IM and 200 breast against Kentucky (10/14/01) ... Participated in SEC Invitational as exhibition swimmer, swimming 4:21.50 in 400 IM and 1:00.79 in 100 breast … Sixth as part of 400 MR team (3:38.39) 3:38.39 vs. Georgia (10/12/02).

High School: Won 15 gold district medals and one silver … Set district record in 100 breast … State champion in senior year in 100 breast and 200 IM … PIAA Male Swimmer of the State Meet … Three-time high school All-American in swimming … Two-time All-American in water polo … Three-time All-State … Pennsylvania Male Rookie of the Year his freshman year … All-East team in water polo … Set team records in 200 MR, 400 FR, 100 breast, 100 back and 200 IM … National Silver Select Camp participant … NISCA Academic All-American … National Honor Society … French Club.

Club: Competed for FAST … Coached by Frank Tribendis … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.


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