Iowa State Record Holder Forrest Frazier Makes Verbal to Cal for Class of 2024

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Photo Courtesy: Lydia Frazier

NEW COMMIT: The University of California – Berkeley has been given a verbal commitment from Iowa City, Iowa’s Forrest Frazier. Currently a high school junior, Frazier will join the Golden Bears in the fall of 2020.

Frazier swims year-round with Eastern Iowa Swim Federation and owns three U.S. Open standards. He finished fourth in the 100m breast, 16th in the 200m IM and 22nd in the 200m breast at Junior Nationals this summer where he recorded 100% lifetime bests. He had a trio of second-swims at Juniors West last winter where his highest finish was an eighth-place showing in the 200 breast. He also earned two silvers at Pleasant Prairie Sectionals in March and recently returned from the USA Swimming National Select Camp held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Frazier also swims for Iowa City High School in addition to earning both NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors. He won the 100 fly and 100 breast at the Iowa State Championships as a sophomore; his winning 100 breast time of 54.16 demolished the previous Iowa State record of 55.69 set back in 2003.

He told Swimming World:

“I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of California, Berkeley.  I want to thank my coaches, my family, and my teammates who have all supported me so far. The Cal culture is like no other – I’m pumped and honored to join the Bear family.”

His best times include:

  • 100 breast – 54.16
  • 200 breast – 2:00.03
  • 100 fly – 49.10
  • 200 IM – 1:49.67
  • 400 IM – 3:59.46

Even with nearly two years of club swimming to go before suiting up for the Bears as a member of the class of 2024, Frazier’s best 100 breast time would’ve scored in the B-final at the 2018 Pac-12 Championships. Frazier will have two years of overlap with breaststroke standout Reece Whitley who is currently a freshman for Cal.

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Jin Zhou
5 years ago

Lydia Wilcox Frazier, proud mom!!!

Lydia Wilcox Frazier
5 years ago
Reply to  Jin Zhou

Thanks Jin!

Shelly Hawkins Turner
5 years ago

Way to go, Forrest!

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