14:37 SCM Miler Alexander Aslak Nørgaard Verbals to NC State for 2020

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NC State has picked up a big distance commitment for the class of 2020 – Denmark’s Alexander Aslak Nørgaard. Nørgaard’s SCM best time of 14:37.90 in the 1500 converts to 14:32 for SCY, which would be the top mile time in the class of 2020 by roughly 19 seconds. His best time of 14:55.56 in the LCM 1500 currently sits at 10th in the world this year. Nørgaard is on Denmark’s roster for Worlds this Summer, and is training to represent his home country in Tokyo next Summer. Here is Norgaard’s statement about his commitment:

“I am pleased and honored to announce my verbal commitment to NC State University in 2020. It is with one eye crying as I will have to leave my family, friends and my great Club SIGMA with the best team led by our great coach Jonas Lundström and co-coach Flemming Poulsen.  At the same time it is with the other eye smiling and shining of  big expectations and joy. I am so grateful to NC State University for giving me this very special opportunity to train, compete, and study at such a great university. I have received videos etc. from experiences with the Wolfpack, and I am really looking forward to being a proud member of the Wolfpack. I am so thankful to Anton, Bobby, Braden, Mark and all of the NC State team to give me this opportunity, and for having had the patience to guide and advice me, a special thanks to Bobby for all his time spent on skype/phone with me. Thank you, everyone at SIGMA for supporting me, always letting me dream, giving me hope, and unconditional back-up. Currently, I will spend all my time on preparations for the WC, in South Korea and afterwards I will give full focus on the  qualification for the Olympic Games in 2020 . THEN I will look forward to and be proud of this chance given me – be sure – I will do my best.”

Top Meters Times (SCY conversion):

  • 200 free LCM – 1:52.93 (1:38.85)
  • 200 free SCM – 1:49.47 (1:38.62)
  • 400 free LCM – 3:52.78 (4:20.81 SCY 500)
  • 400 free SCM – 3:47.51 (4:20.01 SCY 500)
  • 800 free LCM – 7:57.50 (8:55.01 SCY 1000)
  • 800 free SCM – 7:42.73 (8:48.83 SCY 1000)
  • 1500 free LCM – 14:55.56 (14:37.99 SCY 1650)
  • 1500 free SCM – 14:37.90 (14:32.99 SCY 1650)

He adds to a 2020 class that is already shaping up to be both strong and versatile. Nørgaard is set to join Conall Monahan, Nick LawsonLuke MillerMichael MooreJames Place, and Austin Winchester in 2020.

The last time NC State had a distance freestyler from Denmark, he wound up as an NCAA Champion in the mile: Anton Ipsen.

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2 years ago

Big moves!

2 years ago

Seems like they’re doing a nice job of cornering the local market!

2 years ago

The last time a Danish distance swimmer committed to the Pack, he ended up being an NCAA champion. Congratulations and best of luck!

2 years ago

😮 😮😮😮😮😮

2 years ago

James plage*

Reply to  Daddy
2 years ago

James Plage, Eric Knowles, Ross Dant, Nørgaard……oh boy

Foreign Embassy
2 years ago

How old is he?

Reply to  Foreign Embassy
2 years ago


Swimming is not everything
Reply to  Snarky
2 years ago

So he will be 20 or 21 when class of 2020 starts!

Anton Ipsen
2 years ago

Best of luck brother! Can’t wait to see what you can achieve at NC State both in the pool and personally.
I’m beyond excited for your future, and looking forward seeing you continue the strong Denmark –> NCSU tradition. I have no doubt that you made the right choice!

Human Ambition
Reply to  Anton Ipsen
2 years ago

He is in good hands with Dino ٩(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)۶

2 years ago

Guntoro is heating up the international recruiting for NCSU. Has he always been doing the international recruiting for them?

Reply to  Oldskool
2 years ago

How is this heating up? They’ve pulled top international recruits for years. It literally gives you an example in the article.