Jack Alexy is a 2x NCAA Champion as a part of the Cal Bears. At the 2021 Olympic Trials, he swam a 48.69 at age 18, breaking Caeleb Dressel’s NAG record in the event.
During his high school career in New Jersey, Alexy was a 3x high school state champion, a 3x Morris County champion, a YNats champion, and a back-to-back junior national champion (2018 & 2019) in the 100 free.
Jack Alexy was ranked #5 on SwimSwam’s Way Too Early Recruit Ranks for the high school boys of 2021. He was later ranked #6 on SwimSwam’s Official Rankings of the class as well as in the Re-rank of the class.
On October 7, 2019, Alexy announced his verbal commitment to Cal.
Alexy was an immediate impact swimmer for the Bears. At his first Pac-12 Championships, he placed 6th in the 50 free (19.35), 10th in the 100 back (46.15), and 3rd in the 100 free (41.93). He also swam on Cal’s winning 200 and 400 free relays.
At his first NCAA Championships, Alexy placed 23rd in the 50 free (19.27), 36th in the 100 back (46.37), and 23rd in the 100 free (42.21). He once again swam key legs on Cal’s 3rd place 400 free relay and 2nd place 200 free relay, contributing to the Bears’ team title.
Alexy continued to improve during his sophomore season. At the Pac-12 Championships, he placed 5th in the 50 free (19.13), 8th in the 100 back (46.14), and 2nd in the 100 free (41.42). He once again swam on Cal’s winning 200 and 400 free relays, notably anchoring the 400 free relay to a come-from-behind victory against ASU.
At NCAAs, Alexy scored individually, placing 6th in the 50 free (18.87) and 2nd in the 100 free (40.92). He swam on Cal’s 2nd place 200 and 400 free relays as well as their 4th place 200 medley relay.
2019 World Jr Championships
In Budapest, Jack Alexy swam on the prelims relay of the 4×100 free relay, leading off in 50.26. The relay would go on to win in finals, netting Alexy a gold medal.
2020 Olympic Trials
Alexy made headlines in Omaha on Day 4 on the competition, clocking a 48.69 100 free at 18 years old to break Caeleb Dressel’s 17-18 National Age Record in the event from 2015. He was ranked 9th heading into the semi-final and would go on to finish 10th overall.
2023 U.S. International Team Trials (Indianapolis, Indiana)
In the prelims of the 100 free, Alexy proved he could convert his short course gains to the long pool. Alexy held a previous best of 48.69 from Olympic Trials and absolutely smashed it with a 47.75 to claim lane 5 in the final behind Ryan Held. In the final, Alexy got off to a quick start, turning first. He was able to hold onto his position and place first despite adding with a 47.93.
In the 50 free, Alexy posted a 21.83 personal best in the prelims. In the finals, he shaved a further .20 seconds off to place 2nd. He held off Michael Andrew by a mere .01. The swim makes him the #7 American ever and #4 win the world ranking for the year to that point.
2023 World Aquatics Championships (Fukuoka, Japan)
Alexy opened his meet with a 47.56 split on the 400 free relay to help the Americans to 3rd. He was 2nd in prelims of the 100 free with a 47.68 best time. Alexy was disastrous off the blocks but fought back to a 48.06 to barely make it back 8th into the final. Down in lane 8 in the final, Alexy was off a lot faster than the semis, out in 22.48 to lead the field. He held on down the stretch, keeping all but Kyle Chalmers at bay with a 47.31 for 2nd. The swim also makes him the #2 American ever, passing David Walters.
Alexy secured his status as America’s new sprint star with his 50 free. He moved through prelims with a 21.73 for 4th and semis with a 21.60 PB for 2nd. In the final, it was all Cam McEvoy as he roared to a 21.06 (and the largest margin of victory in championship history), but it was Alexy 2nd in 21.57, just .01 ahead of Ben Proud.
After his silver, Alexy led off the American Mixed 400 free relay in 47.68, the fastest lead off in the field. America ended up 2nd to Australia. He wrapped his meet by anchoring the 400 medley relay in a 47.00 as they dominated the field with a championship record of 3:27.78.