#2 in Class of 2022, National Teamer Charlotte Hook, Chooses Stanford

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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.

Best Times:

  • 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.

Hook will join the Stanford class of 2026 with Gigi Johnson, Kayla Wilson (#15), Kirsti McEnroe, Lucy Bell (#7), Natalie Mannion, and Sophie Duncan (#17).

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Curious George
5 months ago

But UVA…

5 months ago

It’s getting kinda boring…Stanford/UVA/Maybe one other school, wash-rinse-repeat.

Reply to  WestCoastRefugee
5 months ago

It’s interesting that Cal just doesn’t get these kind of recruits any more despite having great results the last several years.

You don’t say
Reply to  oxyswim
5 months ago

Teri’s reputation precedes her. Once she leaves the women’s program will have recruiting success again.

5 months ago

No photo-shopped images of her swimming – and she actually took the SAT! Good going Charlotte – welcome to Leland Stanford Junior University.

Reply to  That70s_swimmer
5 months ago

For D1 NCAA eligibility, all the kids have to take the SAT or ACT.

Reply to  Swimtaxi
5 months ago

This is not true. The NCAA temporarily dropped the SAT/ACT requirements for the Classes of 21, 22, and I think even 23.

Reply to  Swimtaxi
5 months ago

I think they are joking about the admissions scandal.

5 months ago

The competition for Charlotte Hook:

2019 Phillips 66 National Championships
Women’s 200 meter butterfly
A – Final
Smith, Regan – 2:07.26
Nordmann, Lillie – 2:07.43

B – Final
Hook, Charlotte – 2:07.87

Stanford Endowment Trustee
5 months ago

darn if only she was more well rounded…

5 months ago

I’m so ✨suprised✨

5 months ago

The NCAA are already getting very exciting. Stanford will be adding T. Ruck, R. Smith,T. Huske, and returning B. Forde for yr5, and the Nordmann sisters, and two divers who red shirted, plus many very good swimmers from last year, and a bunch( six?) of highly ranked freshman. Yes UVA has their four Olympians, But Stanford will be at Full strength this year. Oh, and then there is always Cal. This will be a very exciting year and only three years till the next Olympics.

Reply to  Dave
5 months ago

Four Olympians?

Reply to  Monteswim
5 months ago

Madden, Walsh, Douglass… And Weyant.

Samuel Huntington
Reply to  HulkSwim
5 months ago

Is Madden coming back?

Reply to  Samuel Huntington
5 months ago

She isn’t

Reply to  USA
5 months ago

ah, thanks

Reply to  HulkSwim
5 months ago

…. versus Forde, Huske, Smith (Regan).

Reply to  Smith-Jacoby-Huske-Weitzeil
5 months ago

Can you change the first part of your username to reflect this (Regan) distinction?

Reply to  HulkSwim
5 months ago

I believe they are also getting the younger Walsh as well!

Reply to  Dave
5 months ago

Are we sure Ruck is coming back to Stanford? Sounds like she might need to take some time to focus on some personal issues.

Reply to  Dave
5 months ago

But the coaching at Stanford. Thank goodness college swimming isn’t long course.

Reply to  Applesandoranges
5 months ago

You guys with this Meehan is trash narrative are really hilarious.

Reply to  Dave
5 months ago

fortunately, Meehan doesn’t have to deal with the Mixed Medley Relay at NCAAs…..

5 months ago


Little Mermaid
Reply to  Hswimmer
5 months ago

its all about depth! looking forward!

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