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Seven Sign for Stanford

Nov 22, 2021

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford brings in an impressive class of seven swimmers and divers who are set to join the team for the 2022-23 season. The class features Andres Dupont (Cancun, Mexico), Henry Morrissey (Philadelphia), Josh Zuchowski (Jupiter, Fla.), Liam Custer (Sarasota, Fla.), Peyton Donald (Spring, Texas), Rafael Gu (Shanghai, China), and Zhier Fan (Plano, Texas).

"We are thrilled to be welcoming these young men into our Stanford Swimming and Diving family," said The Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming, Dan Schemmel. "This is a fun group full of character, talent, and grit, with each one hungry to do their part to elevate the program."

The class has a combined 27 event records at the high school, conference, and state levels, 17 state champions, and five MVP awards.

"They embody the meaning of what it means to be an elite student-athlete and have tremendous appreciation for what the Stanford experience offers," added Schemmel. "We can't wait to have them on campus with us!"
 

Andres Dupont, Cancun, Mexico - The Bolles School

Quick Profile: Swims the 50, 100, and 200 meter free for The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. … Team district and state champions in 2020 and 2021 and national runners-up in 2020 and 2021 … Took first place at the FHSAA state championship in consecutive years (2020-21 and 2021-22) in the 200 free, 100 free, 400 free relay, and 200 free relay … Holds The Bolles School high school record in the 200 free (1:35.60) … Competed at the UANA Tokyo Qualifier in four events, missing the cut to represent Mexico in the Tokyo Olympics in the 100 free by 0.1 seconds … Three-time champion at the Far Western LCM Championships, and four-time finalist at the CCCAN Championships … Competing at the Junior Panamerican Games in November, 2021.

National Team: Competed at the UANA Tokyo Qualifier in four events, missing the cut to represent Mexico in the Tokyo Olympics in the 100 free by 0.1 seconds … Three-time champion at the Far Western LCM Championships, and four-time finalist at the CCCAN Championships … Competing at the Junior Panamerican Games in November, 2021.

Personal: Parents are Walter Dupont Kritzler and Ivette Cabrera Jaimes … has a younger sister, Paulina … Is interested in studying economics … Hobbies include wakeboarding, spearfishing, kitesurfing, fishing, hunting, and hiking.
 

Henrey Morrissey - Philadelphia - Germantown Academy


Quick Profile: Two-season captain for Germantown Academy in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania … Competed in freestyle and helped his team to a seventh place finish in the Eastern Interscholastic championships in 2019 and a sixth place finish in 2020 while taking first in the 500 free … Named All-American for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons … Earned Best Combined in Achievement and Sportsmanship (2019) and Best Combined Academic Excellence and Involvement in the Aquatics Program (2020 and 2021).

Club Swimming: Also competed for Germantown Academy Aquatic Club … finished seventh at the 2021 NCSA Summer Swimming Championships … Earned USA Swimming Silver Medal Club Award (2019, 2020, 2021) … Named USA Swimming Scholastic All-American (2019, 2020, 2021).

Personal: Parents are Jim and Hope Morrissey … Has three sisters, Maggie, Kitty, and Annie … Father Jim played tennis at Siena College … Sister Kitty played lacrosse at Duke University … Hobbies include hiking, biking, water skiing, crossword puzzles, weather watching, and house projects.
 

Josh Zuchowski - Jupiter, Fla. - The King's Academy


Quick Profile: Captain for The King's Academy and competed in back and IM …Team finished second in state in 2020 and 2021 … won the FHSAA Class 1A 200 medley relay … Seven-time individual FHSAA state champion … Owns the state of Florida's 200 IM record ...Was named Sun Sentinel Swimmer of the Year four years in a row (2018-21) … Named first team All-County five years in a row (2017-21) … Named first team All-State four years in a row (2018-21) … Three-time Palm Beach County Swimmer of the year (2019-21) … Named Florida's Mr. Swimming in 2019 … 2020 FHSAA Class 1A Swimmer of the year. 

Club Swimming: Also swam for Flood Aquatics Swim Team … Named Bronze Medal Club three times (2019-21) … NCSA champion in 100 and 200 back in 2020 … 11-time National age group record holder.

National Team: Qualified for the Olympic trials in 2019 at age 14… Member of the 2021 United States National Junior Team.

Personal: Parents are Jonathan and Lidsay Zuchowski … Has a younger sibling, Marin … Is interested in studying economics and investment banking … Hobbies include sports card collecting, video games, movies, sports, and escape rooms.
 

Liam Custer - Sarasota, Fla. - Pine View School


Quick Profile: Attends Pine View School and competes as captain for the Riverview High School swim team … Led team to a second place finish in the FHSAA Class 4A Championship in 2019 … State champion in the 500 free and 200 Im in 2020 … Named USA Today national high school Swimmer of the Year finalist and USA Today Florida high school Swimmer of the Year in 2020 … Named USA Today Sarasota/Manatee/Charlotte Counties Athlete of the Year and Swimmer of the Year in 2020… Five-time All-American (2019 and 2020) … Nine-time state championship finalist (2018-2020) … Riverview High School Swimming Team MVP (2020, 2021).

Club Swimming: Also competes for the Sarasota Sharks club team (2018-22) … Named USA Swimming Gold Medal Club and Podium Club in 2021 … YMCA National Champions in 2019 … USA National Age Group record holder in 1650 yard free in 2020 … Florida Swimming Age Group record holder in four events in 2020 … Swim Swam National Age Group Swimmer of the Year (2020) … Florida Swimming Swimmer of the Year, 15-16-year-old male, (2020) … USA Swimming 18 & Under Winter Championships, Champion 1650 yard free (2020) … 2021 US Olympic Trials Qualifier in 800 meter and 1500 meter Freestyle  … SwimSwam Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month in July 2020 … Three-time Scholastic All-American (2019-21). 

National Team: Joined the 2020 USA Swimming National Select Camp.

Personal: Parents are Scott and Melanie Custer … Has a younger sister, Clare … interested in studying Management Science and Engineering … Interested in Data Science.
 

Peyton Donald - Spring, Texas - Grand Oaks High School


Quick Profile: Captain of the diving team at Grand Oaks High School for the 2021-22 season … Competed in the state meet in boath 2019-20 and 2020-21 … Earned second place at the 2019-20 state meet … Two-time All-District, two-time All-State, two-time All-American and two-time High Point Scorer (2019-20 and 2020-21) … Named team MVP during the 2019-20 season … Holds the Grand Oaks High School record for 11 dives and six dives.

Club Diving: Competed for the Woodlands Diving Academy (2018-22) … Men's team took second place at the USA Diving Junior Nationals in 2018 while the whole team earned fourth … Overall team finished fifth in 2019 and second in 2021 at the USA Diving Junior Nationals.

National Team:  Earned first place on the 1-meter at Marc Lepoole Dive Meet in B.C. Canada while a member of the 2018 national team … Also named to the 2019 and 2021 National Teams.

Personal: Parents are Hubbard and Kendra Donald … Has two siblings, Emily and Christopher … Brother Christopher currently dives at Auburn University ... Interested in studying architecture … Hobbies include reading, traveling, watching movies, and painting.
 

Rafael Gu - Shanghai, China - Shanghai American School Puxi Campus


Quick Profile: Competes for Shanghai American School Puxi Campus in Shanghai … Helped team to a third place finish at the APAC championships in 2019 … Owns the APAC records in the 50, 100, and 200 free and 100 back (2019) … Named the Varsity MVP (2020) … Holds the high school records for 50 and 100 fly, 50 and 100 back, 50, 100 and 200 free, 100 200 and 400 IM. 

Club Swimming: Also swam for Rosebowl Aquatics (2019) … Competed in the 2019 Winter Junior National Championships and won the men's highest point total … Qualified for Junior Nationals and was a B finalist in the 100 free in the summer of 2019 … Also a B finalist in the 100 and 50 free in the winter Junior National Championships.

Personal: Parents are Alfred Gu and Freda Qian … has two siblings, Max and Ethan … is interested in studying bioengineering … Hobbies include gaming, playing piano, watching YouTube videos.
 

Zhier Fan - Plano, Texas - Plano Senior High School


Quick Profile: Competed for the Metroplex Aquatics Club from 2010-2021 … Two-time Scholastic All-American (2019-20 and 2020-21) … Junior National team member (2021-22).

National Team: Competed at the FINA World Cup in Berlin and Budapest in 2021, earning fourth in both 100 and 200 breast … Placed second in the mixed 200 medley relay, setting a junior world record … Earned fourth in the 100 breast and third in the 200 breast in Budapest … Also placed first in the mixed 200 medley relay.

Personal: Parents are Yonchao Fan and Yanjun Zhang … has an older brother Zhiyuan … interested in studying computer science or finance … considering careers in computer engineering or investment banking … Hobbies include playing basketball.