Winter Junior Qualifier Kyle Raskay Commits to Grand Valley


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Kyle raskay from Broomfield, Colorado, announced his commitment to pursue his academic and athletic careers at Division II Grand Valley State University starting in the 2022-2023 academic year.

“I am delighted to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at Grand Valley State University! I am very grateful to all of my coaches over the years who have brought me to this point, as well as the support of my family. I am incredibly grateful for this opportunity and cannot wait for my future. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent the Lakers. Anchor yourself! ️ @gvsuswimdive #anchorsup #gvsu

Raskay swims for Front Range Barracudas in Broomfield, CO. He competed in the Winter Juniors West in early December and had a better time in every event he competed in. These times included the 50 (21.21), 100 (46.38) and 200 (1: 43.79) freestyle, 100 butterfly (50.16) and 200 IM (1: 54.37).

He started his senior year this fall at Legacy High School in Broomfield, CO. In June, he competed at the Colorado State 5A Championships and placed seventh in the 200 IM as well as 12th in the 100 butterfly. He is also a member of the 200 IM and 400 freestyle relays which hold district records. These two relays also won NISCA All-American honors.

His best short course yardage times are:

  • 50 free: 21.21
  • 100 free: 46.38
  • 200 freestyle: 1: 43.79
  • 100 butterfly: 50.16
  • 200 IM: 1: 54.37

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) is a public university located in Allendale, Michigan, on the outskirts of Grand Rapids. The school is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The GVSU men have dominated the conference recently as they have won the last seven conference championships.

The team won the conference title at the 2021 GLIAC Championships. Based on his best times, he would have reached the “A” final in the 100 butterfly and the “B” final in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle as well as the 200 IM.

Raskay to arrive on campus in fall 2022 as a member of the 2026 class with sprint freestylers Evan Scotto Divetta and Matthew Bosch, breaststroke Brandon gardner, and remote freestylers French connor and Zach wheeler. Raskay will arrive on campus just in time as the team’s 100 fastest butterflies, Oscar Saura-Armengol, will graduate this spring (they will overlap for one year if Saura-Armengol takes its fifth COVID-19 year).

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