3x Minnesota Class A Champion Hailey Farrell Sends Verbal to Kansas (2022)

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The Kansas Jayhawks have added Hailey Farrell of High Tides Swim Club to their class of 2026. Farrell is a junior at Hutchinson High School in Minnesota.

I am so incredibly excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Kansas to further continue my academic and athletic career!  I could not have made it this far without the help of my family, friends, teammates, and coaches and I thank you all so much.  I’m so happy to be a future Jayhawk!!!! #rockchalk 


  • 200 IM – 2:04.10
  • 200 free – 1:51.49
  • 500 free – 4:59.15
  • 100 fly – 57.58

Individually, Farrell is a three-time Minnesota HS Class A State Champion. Since getting to high school, she’s undefeated at the Class A meet in the 500 free, while she won the 200 IM for the first time in fall 2019. There was no 2020 state meet due to the pandemic, but Farrell won her sectional titles in those two events.

Farrell has also split 24.7 swimming fly on the 200 medley relay and 51-mid on the end of a 400 free relay. She’s been on Hutchinson’s 400 free relay the last four years (in Minnesota, you can swim at the state meet while in middle school), helping them win state titles 2016-2019 on that relay. In 2019, they set a new Class A record.  

Kansas finished second at the 2021 Big 12 Championships, and Kansas backstroker Mannon Manning was invited to the 2021 NCAA Championships, where she placed 20th in the 100 back prelims.

Farrell would’ve been #5 on the Jayhawk roster in the 200 IM this season, and she would’ve been less than a second away from making the 200 IM A-final at the Big 12 Champs. She joins butterflier Lydia Lafferty in Kansas’s class of 2026.

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About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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