Brandon Dyck
Brandon Dyck
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cary, N.C.
High School: home-schooled
Events: Back
Major: Exercise Science

As a sophomore (2018-19)… CSCAA First Team All-American (200-back); CSCAA Honorable Mention All-America (100-back, 200-free relay, 400-medley relay); All-SSC First Team, SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll… won the 50-free in the season-opener at Rollins… against No. 14 Saint Leo, finished second in the 100-back, missing the win by six one-hundredths of a second… against No. 18 Tampa, swept the 100- and 200-back… also won the 100-free, making him a triple-winner… against Florida State, was runner-up by taking second in the 100-backstroke in 51.49 seconds… at the Panther invite, had a win in the 100-back, and his time of 49.34 seconds was five one-hundredths of a second away from a "B" standard… also placed second the 200-back… at the Spartan Invite, in the 50-free finished fourth in 20.60 seconds… later placed fifth in the 100-fly in 49.28, a season-best… came back to win the 100-back in 48.05… in the 200-backstroke, he finished fourth in 1:47.53… against Emory, won the 100-back and the 200-fly… in the dual against Nova Southeastern, took gold in the 100-backstroke, swimming that race in 50.85 seconds… against Indian River State, won the 100-backstroke in 49.80 seconds and placed second in the 50-free in 21.78… at the SSC Championships, won the consolation final in the 50-free in 20.32… finished in seventh-place in the 100-fly in 48.53 seconds, Florida Southern's first NCAA "B" time of the season in that event… won the 100-backstroke for the second time in as many years with an NCAA "B" time of 47.94 seconds… finished fourth in the 200-back with another "B" time of 1:47.12… at the NCAA Championships, held in Indianapolis, competed in the 50-freestyle but did not advance beyond the morning prelims with a time of 20.40 seconds… competed in the 200-medley relay, but was eliminated during the prelims… was part of the 200-free relay team that finished 15th in 1:21.72… swam in the 100-fly, but was eliminated in the prelims with a career-best time of 48.21…  swam as a part of the 400-medley relay that placed 15th in 3:17.49… reached the consolation final of the 100-backstroke, where he finished 15th overall in 48.54 seconds after a season-best 47.88 in the prelims… it was Dyck's second All-American award in the 100-back, after doing so for the first time last year as a freshman… in the 200-back, posted his best time of the season in the morning prelims, with Dyck reaching the championship final, placing eighth in 1:45.66…

As a freshman (2017-18)… First Team All-American in the 100-backstroke (8th place) and 400-medley relay (2nd place)… Honorable Mention All-American in the 200-backstroke (9th place) and the 200-medley relay (10th place)… Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… In addition to his All-American events, also competed in the 50-freestyle at the national finals… Had NCAA provisional qualifying times in both backstroke events, the 100-butterfly, and the 50-free… Helped three different relay teams (200-free, 200-medley, and 400-medley) achieve NCAA qualifying times too… SSC individual champion in the 100-backstroke and was runner-up to teammate Matias Lopez in the 200-back… Swam the backstroke/leadoff position on Florida Southern’s SSC champion 200 and 400-medley relay teams, giving him a total of three gold medals and one silver at the SSC Championships… Competed in all 12 meets for Florida Southern including the conference and national championships… Regular swimmer in the backstroke events and the 50-free… Swam the 100-free once and the 100-fly twice… Had seven individual wins and four relay wins… All seven of his individual wins came in the 100-backstroke… Finished third in the 100-back at the multi-team Shark Invitational and DII Fall Showcase in his first two college meets, then won seven of his next eight races in that event (placed third at Florida State)… Ranked #1 on the Florida Southern times list in the 100-back and 100-fly, was #2 in the 200-back, #3 in the 50-free, and #4 in the 100-free… Finished the year #10 nationally on the 100-back times list and was #7 in the 200-back.

TOP INDIVIDUAL TIMES AS A FRESHMAN:
50-free: 20.38 (at NCAA National Championships, 3/14/18)
100-free: 46.13, relay leg (at Spartan Invitational, 12/18/17)
100-back: 47.64 (at NCAA National Championships, 3/16/18)
200-back: 1:45.36 (at NCAA National Championships, 3/17/18)
100-fly: 48.58 (at SSC Championships, 2/23/18)

In high school… home-schooled student who competed for YMCA of the Triangle Area (YOTA) in Raleigh… Multi-event qualifier and relay finalist at the 2016 YMCA Short Course Nationals… Personal… Son of Chris and Theresa Dyck… Has one sister (Britney).