Louisville Dips Into 2024 Recruiting With Verbal From Distance Standout Luke Whitlock

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NEW COMMIT: The University of Louisville has officially entered the Class of 2024 recruiting game, recently receiving a verbal commitment from Luke Whitlock of Noblesville, Indiana.

He told Swimming World:

“I am beyond excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic careers at the University of Louisville! I want to thank my coaches, family, and teammates for getting me to where I am today. Go Cards!”

Whitlock, who trains year-round with Fishers Area Swimming Tigers, most recently earned all best times at Junior Nationals where he finished fourth in the 1500m free, eighth in the 800m free and 11th in the 400m free. Two weeks prior, he achieved four best times in his non-primary events at Indiana LCM Seniors, recording a trio of top-10 finishes.

The distance ace won the 500 free and mile at Indiana Seniors back in March, also taking second in the 1000 free. He then went on to take fourth in the 1500m free at Indianapolis Sectionals.

His best times include:

  • 400m free – 3:58.79
  • 500 free – 4:31.43
  • 800m free – 8:14.60
  • 1000 free – 9:15.54
  • 1500m free – 15:38.15
  • 1650 free – 15:23.55

Currently a junior at Noblesville High School, Whitlock placed 15th in the 500 free at the 2021 Indiana State Championships as a freshman but did not compete in high school swimming as a sophomore.

Louisville is coming off yet another successful season in 2021-22, finishing second in the team standings at the ACC Championships before taking 12th at NCAAs.

History was made in 2021 for the Cardinals as the program won their first-ever ACC title, snapping NC State’s then six-year streak by two points. Louisville also won the first NCAA relay title in program history in the 200 medley relay, and Nick Albiero became the fifth individual NCAA champion for UofL in 2021.

Albiero was recently named ACC Men’s Swimmer of the Year for the second year in a row.

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