Alabama Adds Tommy Hagar to Growing Group of 2023 Commits

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A member of the class of 2023, Tommy Hagar of Braintree, Massachusetts has announced that he will be heading to Tuscaloosa in two years, committing to swim at the University of Alabama. Hagar is currently in his junior of high school and does his club swimming with Commonwealth Swimming.

Hagar competed in five events in December 2021 at the Winter Junior Championships-East meet. His high finishes came in the 200 back and 400 IM where he took 33rd and 34th, respectively. In the 200 back, he hit a new lifetime best time, touching in 1:47.78. Hagar also dipped below 4:00 in the 400 IM for the first time, touching in 3:59.01. He also added new bests in the 200 IM (1:52.09) and 200 fly (1:50.57).

In the long course pool, Hagar dominated the New England LSC 15 and Over Championships last summer, finishing in the top-3 of nearly all of his events. He claimed first in the 100 back, second in the 200 back and 200 fly, and third in the 100 fly and 400 IM. He also added a new lifetime best of 2:01.86 in the 200 free.

Top SCY Times

  • 100 fly – 50.69
  • 200 fly – 1:48.90
  • 100 back – 49.06
  • 200 back – 1:46.02
  • 200 IM – 1:52.09
  • 400 IM – 3:58.18

Hagar will provide the Crimson Tide with strong depth across all of his events when he arrives on campus in two years. His biggest contributions will likely come in the 200 fly and 200 back, with his current bests being only just outside of what it took to score points at the 2021 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships. Both of those events were among the team’s best at that meet, with the program scoring 78 of their 841 points in the 200 back. While the top two finishers for the team in that event, Jake Marcum and Matt Menke, will have both graduated prior to Hagar arriving on campus, Eric Stelmar will be in his senior year during the 2023-2024 season. Stelmar was a B-finalist in the 100 and 200 backstrokes last season as a freshman.

Joining Hagar in the class of 2027 will be Connor Carlisle and Ben Kutufaris.

While Alabama is currently in it’s first season under first time head coach Margo Greer, the team doesn’t appear to have slowed down. Based on SwimSwam’s Scored Mid-Season NCAA Psych Sheet, the Crimson Tide are predicted to finish in 8th at the NCAA Championships later this season.

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Stewie
8 months ago

Hagar, the Red Rocker! Fitting that he goes to ‘Bama! #greenaintmeancomparedtored

Swimmingrules!!!
8 months ago

CLAPS! Though he committed like 4 months ago.

Swimm
8 months ago

Michael Deans & Gavin Lindley will also be joining the team next year.