Hoosiers Get 2021 Verbal from US Open Water National Junior Teamer Jackson Carlile

Jackson Carlile
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NEW COMMIT: Indiana University has received a new in-state verbal commitment for their growing class of 2025 from Fishers, Ind. Jackson Carlile who will join Luke BarrSean Swift, Josh MathenyLucas Piunti, and Henry Bethel in Bloomington in the fall of 2021.

One of the top distance swimmers in the class, Carlile swims year-round with Fishers Area Swimming Tigers under head coaches Joe Keller and Alec Haley. After placing in the top-6 at the 2019 USA Swimming 10K Open Water Championships, Carlile was named to the 2019-20 USA Swimming Open water National Junior Team.

In the pool, he owns three U.S. Open standards in the 400m/800m/1500m free. Carlile finished 12th in the 800m free, 13th in the 400m free, and 17th in the 1500m free at Junior Nationals this past summer. He earned a pair of best times at Juniors East last winter before going on to win the 1000 free at Indiana Seniors as well as earn silver in the 800m/1500m free combo at Indianapolis Sectionals. A multi-sport athlete, the two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American also runs cross country.

He told Swimming World:

“I am excited and humbled to announce that I will be continuing my swimming and academic careers at Indiana University in the fall of 2021! The opportunity to train with and compete for one of the top swim programs in the nation is a dream come true. A special thanks to everyone who believed in me and supported me in getting to this day. The future looks bright…can’t wait to see it unfold. Go HOOSIERS!“
His best times include:
  • 500 free – 4:35.84
  • 1000 free – 9:14.79
  • 1650 free – 15:40.03
  • 200m free – 1:54.85
  • 400m free – 3:59.18
  • 800m free – 8:16.03
  • 1500m free – 15:50.08
When he arrives in Bloomington in the fall of 2021, Carlile will add his talents to a distance training group that’ll include Mikey Calvillo and Will Gallant. Under head coach Ray Looze, Indiana is coming off their second-straight third-place finish at the men’s 2019 NCAA Championships after securing their third-consecutive Big Ten title.

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