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Collins will continue his career at Delaware

Liberty swimmer Addison Collins will be entering the University of Delaware as a Pennsylvania state champion when he continues his academic and athletic career as a Blue Hen this fall.

Collins was part of the Hurricane 200 free relay team that captured PIAA state gold this past March while also earning state silver in the 200 medley relay.

Collins, mainly a sprinter, is the reigning District XI Class 3A champion in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle and plans to concentrate on those events at Delaware with the hope of adding others to his lineup.

“I met with the coach Pablo (Marmolejo). He’s really fun, and what I noticed on my official visit is he’s really good with the swimmers, and they have a great connection. That’s what I wanted in a coach,” Collins said, “but he seems tough too, and he definitely will push me.”

Collins visited a handful of colleges, but has family connections to Delaware.

“Both of my parents went to Delaware and met there, so it was already an option for me, and I’d already seen the campus before, and I really liked it, so it was definitely high on my list of colleges,” he said. “I went on an official visit last summer, and nothing really compared to it. I loved their facilities and their pool.”

Collins is going into his freshman year as a business major.

“I’ll be leaving late August, and I’m looking forward to meeting new people and being on the team,” said Collins. “Swimming’s always been a part of my life, and training-wise, it’s kept me in shape and kept a routine for me.”

Addison Collins