#3 Nate Germonprez Hands Texas Men 1st Verbal Commitment for 2023-24

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Nate Germonprez from iNspire Swim Team in Omaha, Nebraska has made a verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Texas in the class of 2027. He is the number 3 recruit on our Way Too Early list of top-20 boys from the high school class of 2023.

“I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academic career at the University of Texas at Austin. I’d like to give a special thanks to Wyatt Collins and Eddie Reese for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this incredible program. I’d like to give another thanks to my previous coaches including Tom and Becky, and Julie and JB for helping me become the swimmer and person I am today. HOOK’EM! 🤘”

Germonprez is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American at Westside High School, where he is a junior. At the 2020 Nebraska High School State Championships, the freshman kicked off his prep career with a win in the 200 IM (1:52.08) and a runner-up finish in the 100 free (46.54).

When he began racing again after the pandemic shutdown, Germonprez let loose with a series of best times, beginning with the 100 back and 400 IM in October 2020. He added the 100 free and 100 fly in November and then the 200 back, 100 breast, and 200 IM at 18&U Winter Championships in December.

Germonprez had a big meet at Jenks Sectionals in March. He won the 200 IM (2:04.91) and notched lifetime bests in the 50 free (23.28), 100 back (56.15), 200 back (2:07.65), 100 fly (55.96), and 200 IM. His 100 back time qualified him for Olympic Trials Wave I, where he finished sixth with 55.75. The following week he time trialed the 100 fly and 200 IM and blasted an impressive 2:02.50 in the latter. Germonprez wrapped up the LCM season at Speedo Summer Championships-West. There, he finaled in the 100 free (17th), 100 breast (15th), 100 fly (22nd), and 200 IM (3rd) and went PBs in all but the IM.

LCM times:

  • 100 free – 50.73
  • 100 back – 55.75
  • 100 breast – 1:04.03
  • 100 fly – 55.25
  • 200 IM – 2:02.50

In short course, he has augmented his prowess in the four stroke 100s with some pretty good 200 times as well. At NCSA Spring Championships, he won the 50 back and 200 IM, finished top-8 in the 100/200 back and 100 fly, and was 9th in the 50 free.

Best SCY times:

  • 200 IM – 1:45.41
  • 200 free – 1:36.16
  • 100 free – 44.73
  • 50 free – 20.83
  • 100 back – 47.72
  • 200 back – 1:45.14
  • 100 breast – 54.52
  • 200 breast – 2:00.43
  • 400 IM – 3:56.01

Germonprez will bring incredible flexibility to the NCAA champion Longhorns in the fall of 2023. His times are already fast enough to score in the C finals of the 100 back, 200 back, and 200 IM at SECs (which Texas will join in 2025) and in the A finals of the 200/400 IM, 200 free, 100/200 back, 100/200 breast at the Big 12 Championships (in which there are only three men’s teams).

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Reid
1 month ago

More like Nate Frank-Walter Steinmeier am I right

Horninco
1 month ago

Hook em!

Big mac #1
1 month ago

Such versatility

top 5000 high school recruit
Reply to  Big mac #1
1 month ago

He shows versatility similar to both Fosters, Seliskar, and Casas. This kid is special, for sure.

Coach Tom
1 month ago

Congrats, way to go Nate!

DTRB
1 month ago

Going to need to be faster if they move to the SEC

coachymccoachface
Reply to  DTRB
1 month ago

Yeah…those are times from a sophomore in HS. I think this kid will be okay will his talent level

swimgeek
Reply to  DTRB
1 month ago

Yeah, a HS sophomore going 1:45 IM has no future in this sport.

B1Guy!
Reply to  DTRB
1 month ago

Yeah cause the SEC schools are bringing in kids with faster times HA! Get lost

Nate G
Reply to  DTRB
1 month ago

Facts

Um what?
Reply to  DTRB
1 month ago

The kid just turned 17 like 5 minutes ago and I’m pretty sure he is good. He is going nowhere but up.

Horninco
Reply to  DTRB
1 month ago

SEC needs to get faster with Texas showing up

Paul
Reply to  DTRB
1 month ago

Awesome times for a swimmer his age. He has a great future and congrats to him!!

DTRB
Reply to  DTRB
1 month ago

Meaning the depth of the SEC meet makes it harder for Texa to bring a full squad as they normally do.

Horninco
Reply to  DTRB
1 month ago

SwimSwam’s greatest collegiate myth:
Texas should care more about winning SEC’s than NCAA’s

Stewie
Reply to  Horninco
1 month ago

This is what the B1G and SEC teams with zero chance of winning NCAAs all think…

Right Dude Here
Reply to  DTRB
1 month ago

If you scored Texas’ 2020 Big 12 results (that meet they allegedly “blow off” every year) into the 2020 SECchamps, they still would have finished 2nd…

Before diving.

nategermfan
1 month ago

This kid is a bot tbh

More than a Casual Observer
1 month ago

Way to go Nate! Hook ’em! \m/

JeahBrah
1 month ago

Impressive! It feels like this type of versatility in elite recruits is becoming more common – current freshmen Connery, Grimm, Luke Barr, Arsenio Bustos all swim every stroke well, as does Baylor Nelson in 2022 class and Will Modglin in 2023.
Whereas not that long ago, Seliskar was more of an aberration.

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