ASU Picks Up Two Transfers from the IU Men’s Team

Recently, Dylan Boyd announced his decision to transfer out of ASU to finish out his three remaining years of NCAA eligibility with Michigan. Now, two Indiana swimmers have announced they’ll be transferring to ASU. Jackson Etter and Jack Kucharczyk, both sophomores, are heading to Tempe for the next NCAA season.

Arizona State is where Indiana had its winter training trip in the 2017-2018 season, giving the athletes an up-close-and-personal look at the Tempe campus.

JACKSON ETTER

Etter, a rising junior from State College, Pa., is an IM’er/distance freestyler.

“I am transferring for the opportunity to swim for Bob Bowman and his fantastic staff, and to take advantage of all that Phoenix and ASU have to offer, including the weather.”

TOP TIMES

  • 500y free – 4:38.74
  • 1000y free – 9:31.89
  • 1650y free – 15:42.26
  • 200y IM – 1:49.74
  • 400y IM – 3:52.29

Etter was named to the 2018 Big Ten All-Academic Team.

JACK KUCHARCZYK

Kucharczyk, a rising junior from Shelby Township, Mich., is a breaststroke specialist.

“A.S.U. provides endless opportunities in swimming, academics as well as a great environment to succeed. With the team culture, and guidance of Bob Bowman, as well as his staff all goals are possible. I can’t wait for next chapter.”

  • 100y breast – 54.40
  • 100m breast – 1:04.71
  • 200y breast – 1:56.20
  • 200m breast – 2:16.71

Kucharczyk says he will start training there at the end of this semester, suggesting he’ll be training in Tempe all summer.

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Hswimmer

Bet they’re hard core partiers

E Gamble

A party and a club is in every city if that’s what you’re looking for. I’m thinking it’s year round out door swimming and beautiful weather. ?

Onehandtouch

Terrible comment. Shame on you for assuming the worst.

Swimmer A

Well… ok is it really the worst?

Hswimmer

How is that even bad lol it’s a joke because asu is known for partying!

Becky D

And Indiana is all business.

Watchfuleye

Lol yep little 5 all business

Snarky

Exactly. Ever see the movie the movie Breaking Away.

E Gamble

BECKY D….I agree. I’ve twirled in Indiana…the club is poppin. ?lol ?

Watchfuleye

Yep partiers pull down those times…Culture, coaching, competition would be the draw PAC-12 and nothing better than swimming outside!

Swimmer now

I swam with Jack in high school and he was a good leader and captain of the team. Also an All-American. I believe him switching down to ASU is a great choice. Better climate and also training facilities. He does not party at all, he will look out for anyone else before he looks out for himself. Have some respect for these boys as they embark on a new chapter in their life.

ian finnearty

lies

Watchfuleye

Poser/imposter

Swimmer1

Wonder why?

Observer

If you look at the size of the IU roster it makes some sense. Over 40 on the men’s roster last season and only 20 or so travel spots. And a pretty stellar class coming in I’m sure some realized they would never make a travel squad.

Teams with smaller roster sizes would be appealing because you know you have a chance to travel. I think USC generally has small rosters? Others?

Watchfuleye

Looks like one traveled and scored entire career…B1G shows him scoring at Championships both yrs

OSU

Kucharczyk got 9th at Big Tens in the 200 Breast as a Freshman

Coach John

I mean… the article directly quotes the athletes decision… reading never hurt

oh boy

What the heck is going on with ASU and IU? Lots and lots of transfers and attrition from both teams. I don’t know if this means coaching changes are in order, but something seems really really off here.

46.06

Seriously?

bob

Who transferred from IU

Swimmash

Big numbers!

Swimmer now

I believe it is the coaches not being on the same page and also the coaches not respecting each others decisions when engaging in conversation. Just support the athletes decisions in transferring

Dark horse

The IU team has gotten too big and the coaches need to cut kids to make it smaller

Poolpool

Well sounds like poor planning

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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