Backstroker Aidan Lohr of Badger Aquatics Club Pledges Verbal to Iowa

Aidan Lohr
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NEW COMMIT: Backstroker Aidan Lohr of Baraboo, Wis. has pledged his verbal commitment to the University of Iowa and will suit up for the Hawkeyes in the fall of 2020.

Lohr swims year-round with Badger Aquatics Club under head coach Drew Walden and owns a pair of Summer Juniors standards. He capped off his summer season with 100% best times at Wisconsin LCM States where his highest finish was a runner-up showing in the 100m back. Last winter, he won the 100 back at Wisconsin SCY States before going on to final in all three backstroke events at NCSAs. Also competing for Baraboo High School, Lohr is a six-time Wisconsin DII State Championship finalist. He earned silver in the 100 back and 200 IM as a junior after grabbing bronze in both of those events during his sophomore season.

He told Swimming World:

“I am honored and thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Iowa. I am very grateful for the support of my family, friends and coaches who have helped me through this journey. Thank you to the Hawkeye coaching staff for this fantastic opportunity! #gohawks”

His best times include:

  • 50 back – 23.07
  • 100 back – 49.58
  • 200 back – 1:48.75
  • 200 IM – 1:52.53
  • 100 breast – 57.78

When he arrives in Iowa City as a member of the class of 2024, Lohr will add valuable depth to their backstroke training group that’ll be led by Ryan Purdy and Anze Fers. It took a 48.22/1:45.40 to score in the 100/200 back at the 2019 Big Ten Championships, but Lohr will surely see some big improvements this year after his stellar long course season.

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