Texas Gets 2022 Verbal from Pan American Maccabi Games Gold Medallist Manning Haskal

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NEW COMMIT: The University of Texas has received a new verbal commitment for their growing Class of 2026 from U.S. Open qualifier Manning Haskal, who is originally from California and now lives in Austin.

He will join Ryan Branon, Alec Filipovic and Holden Smith in Austin at the start of the 2022-23 season.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I couldn’t be happier to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academics at the University of Texas! This incredible opportunity wouldn’t be possible without the support of all my coaches, teammates, family, and friends. The outstanding UT coaching and team camaraderie is a dream come true and I can’t wait to contribute in every way possible to my future longhorn family! Hook ‘em🤠

A talented distance freestyler, Haskal now trains with Austin Swim Club and notched a best time in the 500 freestyle at the 18&U Winter Championships last month after earning a trio of lifetime bests at the Toyota U.S. Open. He also recorded four top-4 finishes at East LA Sectionals in December 2019.

In Summer 2019, he placed 13th in the 1500m free and 17th in the 400m free at Santa Clarita Sectionals before going on to have a strong showing at Mount Hood Futures. That summer, he also represented Team USA at the Pan American Maccabi Games in Mexico City where he collected 11 medals, seven of them gold.

His best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:37.71
  • 500 free – 4:28.71
  • 1000 free – 9:19.80
  • 1650 free – 15:46.71
  • 200 IM – 1:59.00
  • 400 IM – 4:08.93
  • 200 back – 1:57.70
  • 200 fly – 1:54.56

Currently a junior at The Buckley School, Haskal raced the 500 free at the CIF State Championships during his freshman season. Although he now lives in Texas, he is doing his schoolwork remotely as The Buckley School is in Los Angeles.

Under legendary head coach Eddie Reese, the Longhorns won their 24th Big 12 conference championship title last season.

He will overalp three years with the Longhorns’ impressive Class of 2025 that includes Tim Connery, Kayde CrossMarko Vujosevi, Nathan QuartermanLuke Hobson and Anthony Grimm.

If you have a commitment to share, please send a photo and quote via email to hs@swimmingworld.com.

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