John Metts
John  Metts


Columbia, S.C.

High School:
A.C. Flora



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.