U.S. National Junior Teamer Jake Magahey Verbally Commits to Georgia for 2020

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Photo Courtesy: SwimAtlanta Twitter (@Swim_Atlanta)

NEW COMMIT: The University of Georgia has received a new in-state commitment for the fall of 2020 from Dacula, Ga. standout Jake Magahey. He announced via Instagram on Tuesday.

He will join NAG record-holder Gianluca Urlando in Athens as a member of the class of 2024. Magahey recently made waves by breaking the oldest National High School SCY record in the books.

Incredibly versatile, Magahey does his club swimming with Swim Atlanta and owns the Winter Juniors (or faster) standards across 12 different events – including four U.S. Open cuts. He most recently competed at the Southern Premier Invitational where he achieved 100% lifetime bests after winning the 500/1650 combo at Juniors East in December. He concluded his breakout long course season with two golds in the 400m/800m free at Junior Nationals after placing 13th and 16th, respectively, in those events at Phillips 66 Nationals this past summer.

A current member of the National Junior Team, Magahey represented Team USA at the Junior Pan-Pac Championships last year and earned gold in the 4x200m free relay, silver in the 200m free and bronze in the 800m free. Also competing for Mill Creek High School, Magahey has won the 200/500 double the last two seasons at the Georgia 6A/7A State Championships. He has also earned both NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am proud to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Georgia! I would like to thank my parents, family, coaches, teammates, and friends, along with everybody who’s been a part of my life along this awesome journey. GO DAWGS!”

His best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:35.13
  • 500 free – 4:14.61
  • 1650 free – 14:51.54
  • 100 fly – 48.47
  • 200 fly – 1:47.12
  • 200 IM – 1:50.35
  • 400 IM – 3:47.43
  • 100 back – 49.82
  • 200 back – 1:45.73

Even with 1.5 years of club swimming still to go, Magahey will make an immediate impact when he suits up for the Bulldogs at the start of the 2020-21 season. He was just outside of scoring range in the 500/1650 free at NCAAs, but would’ve scored top-5 in both events at the 2019 SEC Championships and will be an integral part of Georgia’s 4×200 free relay.

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

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