Mason's Swimming Sensation, Adam Chaney Selected as LaRosa's MVP


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NAME: Adam Chaney
SCHOOL: Mason High School
SPORT(S): Swimming
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: 2 Jr. Relay World Records
BIRTHDATE: 3/27/02
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'4"-180 lbs.
PARENTS: Chris & Cheryl
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Older Sister Blaise
FUTURE GOAL: "Be the best I can be."

Mason High School senior Adam Chaney is one of the nation's top prep swimmers. He is a four-time Ohio state swimming champion, a NISCA swimming All-American and a member of the USA Junior National Team.

Adam is the reigning Ohio state champion in two individual events, which he earned his junior year. He won the state title in the 50 freestyle in 19.79, with his prelim time of 19.69 setting an Ohio state record. His 50 freestyle time of 19.64 leading off the 200 freestyle relay also set an Ohio state record. Additionally, he won the state championship in the 100 freestyle in 43.67 with his prelim time of 43.27 setting a new Ohio state record, breaking the 27-year-old record previously held by LaRosa's Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist swimmer Joey Hudepohl. Adam also won the state championship in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events his sophomore year while attending Fenwick High School.

Adam's high school accomplishments have earned him numerous awards, including last year being named 1st team all-GMC, 1st team all-city and he was a finalist for's Sports Awards' Swimmer of the Year. He also won Mason High's ESPY Award for Athlete of the Year and Performance of the Year.

A month after the state competition, Adam last February competed in the Southern Premier meet in Knoxville, Tennessee and swam the 100 freestyle in 43.00, the third fastest time ever for a 16 year old.

Adam also swims for the Mason Manta Rays and is a member of the USA Junior National team. He has competed in numerous international events such as the Junior World Championships in Budapest, where he was a member of two junior world record-setting relay teams, and in the Pan Pacific Games in Fiji, where he earned four medals, including a gold medal in the 400 freestyle relay. A big-time college recruit, Adam will swim next year at the University of Florida.

A fly-fishing enthusiast in his spare time, Adam's favorite athlete is Steve Smith Sr., favorite entertainer is Matthew MaConaughey, favorite book is The Hobbit, favorite movie is Batman-The Dark Knight Rises and most-like-to-meet is Bill Russell.