Franco Reyes
Franco  Reyes
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Burr Ridge, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale Central

Height:
5-9

Event:
Fly, Free, IM

Club Team:
Hickory Willow Swim Association


09/30/2017

Gold Defeats White in Intrasquad Meet This Weekend

Georgia Tech swimming & diving will open up the 2017-18 regular season next Friday at home versus Pittsburgh at 3 p.m.

Before Tech: A four-year letterwinner on the swim team at Hinsdale Central High School under head coach Robert Barber ... Ranked as high as the No. 2 overall male swimmer in the class of 2017 in the state of Illinois ... Ranked as high as No. 1 nationally among the high school rankings in the 100 fly ... A four-time all-American in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 ... A three-time Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys 100 fly state champion ... A three-time Team MVP in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and winner of the John Kinsella Award his senior year for overall athletic achievement ... A four-time all-conference swimmer ... Holds six Hinsdale Central High School records overall ... Led his Hinsdale team to an Illinois High School state championship title in 2015, a second-place state championship finish in 2014 and 2017, and a third-place finish at the state championship meet in 2016 ... Won the 100 fly at the 2015 (47.50),  2016 (47.72) and 2017 (48.50) state championship meets ... Also a member of the 200 free and 200 medley relay state championship teams as a junior in 2016 ... Placed seventh overall at the 2015 state championships in the 200 IM (1:52.75) ... Won the maximum number of medals possible during his performance at the high school meets, medaling in all 16 events ... A member of the Hickory Willow Swim Association under coach Tom Reiman ... Also represents Panama in international competition ... Participated in the XXVII Central American and Caribbean Championships in Costa Rica in 2013 and won the 13-14 boys' 50 fly, 100 fly, and 50 free as a member of the Panamanian Junior Team ... Also swam at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China and the XXIX Central American & Caribbean Championships in Barbados in 2016, where he won the boys' 15-17 50 fly and 100 fly events ... Placed 36th in the 50 fly and 49th in the 100 fly at the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia in 2015 ... Also had the overall fastest reaction time (RT=0.56) at the championship event ... Turned in a time of 54.99 in the 100 fly event held at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

Personal: Full name is Franco Antonio Reyes ... Son of Raul and Marisa Reyes ... Was born on Aug. 15, 1998 in Lima, Peru ... Has an older sister named Daniella who played tennis at Quinnipiac University (2012-14) ... Father, Raul, swam at the U.S. Military Academy (1979-80) .. Has also lived in Florida and Illinois ... Chose Tech because of its outstanding academics, the coaching staff and swimming & diving team, and the city of Atlanta, which also has warmer weather than Chicago ... Plans to major in business administration.