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John Metts
John  Metts


Columbia, S.C.

High School:
A.C. Flora




Gamecocks Tie for Top Honors on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina places 48 on the league's honor roll, tying Alabama and Florida for the most


Rutqvist Posts First `B' Cut of Season to Lead Gamecocks on Day Two Prelims at Nike Cup

Gamecocks place 37 swimmers, four divers in Friday's finals

2011-12 - Swam in all but one regular season meet...Had a season-best finish of fourth place in the 100 butterfly against Georgia (51.03) and in a meet with Duke and Queens (50.77)...Swam two exhibitions in the 50 freestyle...Also competed in the 100 freestyle at the Nike Cup Invitational...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 - Walked on the swim team in August...Swam three events in an exhibition role at SEC Championships...Posted 21.04 in 50 free; fourth-best by a Gamecock this year... Top 100 fly time is 49.62, third-best Carolina time of the year...Posted 46.67 in 100 free...All top times came at SEC Championships...Swam butterfly leg on winning 200 medley relay team vs. East Carolina (1:34.93)...Runner-up in 100 fly at ECU.

2009-10 - Enrolled at South Carolina but did not compete on the swim team.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from A.C. Flora High School...Coach was Chris Lyons...Team captain...Was a member of the all-state team three times...Club team is Palmetto Aquatics...Named a scholastic All-American...Helped team to the state title in the 400 medley relay...Made three junior national cuts and one senior national cut...Earned Mr. Palmetto Award and Eye of the Tiger Award.

PERSONAL - Born August 2, 1990, in Columbia, S.C....Parents are Rodney and Sally Metts...Has two brothers, McDavid and Lee, and a sister, Jane...Has not declared a major...Chose South Carolina because of the business school and the coaching staff.

Metts' Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 free 21.04 2/17/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
100 free 46.67 2/19/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
100 fly 49.62 2/18/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.

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