Gabriel Jett is a 2x NCAA Team Champion as a part of the 2022 and 2023 Cal Bears and 7x All-American.
Gabriel Jett comes from a family rich in swimming history, as his mother (Kristie, 15x All-American) and father (Scott, 16x All-American) met swimming collegiately at Auburn and were on the US National Team. His sister, Sierra, also ended up swimming at Auburn.
In High School, Jett swam at the Clovis Swim Club, where he was a 16x age group record-holder and 9x senior record-holder, as well as team captain for the 2020-21 season. At the 2021 Futures Championship in Santa Clarita, Jett won 5 titles in the 100 free, 200 free, 400 free, 100 back, and 200 IM.
On November 27, 2019, Gabriel Jett announced his verbal commitment to swim at Cal. In SwimSwam’s Re-rank of the High School Class of 2021, Jett was included in the “Best of the Rest” under distance free, with best times of 1:36, 4:22, and 9:10 in the 200/500/1000 freestyles.
Jett made an immediate impact his freshman season. At his first conference championships, Jett 4th in the 200 fly (1:41.42), 6th in the 200 free (1:33.46), and 20th in the 500 free (4:23.09). He also swam on the 3rd place 800 free relay.
At his first NCAA Championships, Jett earned All-American status individually as well as on a relay. On night 1, he swam on Cal’s school record-setting 800 free relay, splitting a team-best 1:31.54 to help the bears secure a 4th place finish. While he placed 24th in the 500 free and 18th in the 200 free over the next two days, Jett improved as he moved through the meet. On the final day, he snuck into the 200 fly final, placing 8th in prelims, .03 ahead of 9th place. In finals, he moved up 2 spots with a 1:40.22, placing 6th overall.
Jett made great strides in his sophomore year, becoming a swiss army knife for the Bears in dual meets in often swimming backstroke individually and on relays. At the 2023 Pac-12 Championships, Jett won his first conference title on night 2, touching first in the 500 free in 4:09.66. He went on to win the 200 fly as well (1:39.27) and finish 8th in the 200 free. He also swam on Cal’s winning 200 free relay and 3rd place 800 free relay.
At the 2023 NCAA Championships, Jett became a 3-event scorer. He placed 6th in the 500 free, (4:12.74, 4:10.62 prelim) 2nd in the 200 free (1:30.74), and 3rd in the 200 fly (1:39.40). He also swam on Cal’s 3rd place 800 free relay and 5th place 400 medley relay.
2021 Olympic Trials
After his senior year of high school, Jett swam at Wave II of the 2021 Olympic Trials in Omaha. He swam the 200 free (20th), 200 back (22nd), 400 free (36th), 800 free (39th), and 200 fly (44th).
2022 Summer Nationals
In Irvine, Jett had a breakout long course performance. On the first night of the summer nationals, Jett won his first national title, touching in 1:54.37 to earn gold. He also placed 3rd in the 100 fly (52.19) and 9th in the 200 free (1:47.44).