Backstroker Noah Yarian Makes Verbal Commitment to Michigan

Fort Wayne, Indiana native Noah Yarian has verbally committed to swim for the University of Michigan beginning in the 2019-20 school year. Yarian is a junior at Carroll High School and swims year-round for Fort Wayne Swim Team.

“I’m so pumped and proud to announce my verbal commitment to continue swimming and studying at the University of Michigan for the class of 2023! I want to thank everyone who has helped me along the way and pushed to achieve this goal! Go Blue!”

Yarian just finished swimming at the 2018 IHSAA Boys Swimming/Diving Championships where was runner-up in the 100 back (47.60) and placed fourth in the 100 fly (49.30). He swam the leadoff backstroke leg (22.28) on Carroll’s third-place medley relay, and contributed a leg (47.0) on the sixth-place 400 free relay.

Yarian has been on a steep trajectory over the last several years. He first qualified for Winter Juniors at the 2017 Indiana Swimming Senior Short Course Championships in March 2017, going 50.51 in the 100 back and 1:49.88 in the 200 back. At his first Winter Juniors (East) last December, Yarian placed fifth in the 100 back with 48.62 and went best times in the 200 back and 100 fly. Since then he’s logged PBs in the SCY 50/100/200 free, 50/100/200 back, and 100 fly.

Top SCY times and progressions:

  2016 2017 2018
50 back 24.16 22.96 22.28
100 back 51.87 48.55 47.60
200 back 1:57.75 1:49.11 1:47.01
100 fly 52.97 49.97 49.27
50 free 22.98 21.95 21.83
100 free 50.50 49.67 46.15

“I am very excited to get to start the next step of life swimming in college. I have a lot of friends swimming in college. I had a great teammate actually go to a Big Ten school as well, so it will be awesome to get to race him again.”

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3 years ago

Go Blue!!!

3 years ago

Amazing backstroke pickup for UM. came out of no where

bobby trulier
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3 years ago

Should be in position to win NC’s his freshmen year now…

Nancy and Clarence
3 years ago

Clarence and I are so happy for you and proud of you. We can’t wait to go to your swim meets at U of M! Go Noah, and Go Blue!

Conner Snare
3 years ago

Great swimmer and even a greater young man! Definitely a good pickup, good luck Noah!

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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