National Junior Teamer Ethan Heasley Makes 2020 Verbal to Texas

Ethan Heasley Texas
Photo Courtesy: Elaine Heasley

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NEW COMMIT: Hillsboro, Oregon native and high school junior Ethan Heasley has announced his commitment to Texas and will join the Longhorns in the fall of 2020.

Heasley swims year-round with Hillsboro HEAT Swim Team and owns 12 Winter Juniors (or faster) cuts, six of which are also U.S. Open standards. The USA Swimming Scholastic All-American took seventh in the 500 free and 13th in the 400 IM at Juniors West last month and achieved 100% lifetime bests at Phillips 66 Nationals this past summer. As a member of the USA National Junior team, Heasley earned the bronze medal in the 400m free at the 2018 Junior Pan Pac Championships where he also competed in four other events.

He told Swimming World:

“I am extraordinarily excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue both my academic and athletic career at the University of Texas! I chose Texas because of the phenomenal team atmosphere and reputation, the fantastic facilities, and the high level academics. I would like to thank my family, friends, and coaches for supporting me through this whole process. Hook ’em!” 

His best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:38.18
  • 500 free – 4:19.82
  • 1650 free – 15:06.12
  • 200 back – 1:47.56
  • 200 breast – 2:02.82
  • 200 fly – 1:45.93
  • 200 IM – 1:47.86
  • 400 IM – 3:45.56

Even with 1.5 years of club swimming still to go before arriving in Austin, Heasley will make an immediate impact. He would’ve scored in the A-final of multiple events at the 2018 Big 12 Championships, and his best 400 IM time would already rank second on Texas’ top times for this current season.

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