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USA Swimming National Team member Charlotte Hook has announced her verbal commitment to Stanford University’s class of 2026. The Raleigh, North Carolina native is #2 on SwimSwam’s list of the top 20 recruits from the high school class of 2022.
“I am so honored and excited to officially announce my commitment to further my academic and athletic career at Stanford University; it really is a dream come true! A huge thank you to all my coaches who have helped me reach this point and to my friends and family for their endless support. I can’t wait to be a part of such an amazing team and school!🌲❤️ #fearthetree”
Hook is a rising senior at Cary Academy. She swims year-round for TAC Titans and is one of the best all-around talents in the class of 2022. She has the leading 200 fly/200 IM times and is one of the top 200/500 freestylers, as well. She would have won the 200 fly and scored in the A finals of the other three events at 2021 Pac-12 Championships. But that’s not all. She also would have scored in the A finals of the 1650 free, 100/200 back, 100 fly, and 400 IM and the B finals of the 100/200 breast.
- 200 fly – 1:52.72
- 100 fly – 52.20
- 200 IM – 1:54.79
- 400 IM – 4:06.43
- 200 free – 1:45.38
- 500 free – 4:41.83
- 100 back – 52.85
- 200 back – 1:55.28
- 1650 free – 16:27.38
- 1000 free – 9:42.51
- 100 free – 49.98
- 50 free – 22.81
- 100 breast – 1:01.59
- 200 breast – 2:13.91
Hook earned her first Olympic Trials Wave II qualification in the 200 fly in the summer of 2019, originally at Pro Swim Series Indy, then later winning the B final at Summer Nationals after which she was selected to represent the United States at World Junior Championships. In Budapest, she picked up a bronze medal in the 200 fly, finishing behind fellow American and future Stanford teammate Lillie Nordmann and Hungarian Blanka Berecz.
Hook has had an outstanding LCM season this year. In April, she notched PBs in the 100 back (1:01.75), 200 back (2:14.21), 100 breast (1:13.76), and 200 breast (2:39.83) at TAC Titans LC Premier meet. At Trials Wave II, she came within .97 of making the U.S. Olympic Team in the 200 fly, coming in third with 2:07.92 behind Hali Flickinger and Regan Smith. She also finished 12th in semifinals of the 200 IM and 19th in prelims of the 100 fly. Just last week she updated her times in the 50/100/200 free at Huntsville Futures.
Hook should bring Stanford glory back in the 200 fly after a dearth of Cardinal finalists in that event at NCAAs since the graduation of Ella Eastin. Her best time would have scored second at 2021 NCAA Division I Championships. In addition, she would have been and A finalist in the 200 IM and 400 IM and a B finalist in the 200 free and 500 free.
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