Jack Mangan is a backstroke and freestyle swimmer originally from Illinois. He grew up in the city of Winnetka and graduated from New Trier High School as a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American. Born June 28, 1995 to George and Julie Mangan, he is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, where he’s an NCAA All-American and Big Ten Champion. Like many of his teammates, Mangan is enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Mangan competed for the New Trier Swim Club for eight years before joining Mike Bottom’s Wolverine squad. A strong 200 backstroker, Mangan’s verbal commitment gave life to Michigan in an event they really needed. In the summer prior to his commitment to Michigan, Mangan made huge improvements in the long course season. In a time trial he dropped six seconds in the 200m backstroke at the Olympic Trials – where Head Coach Mike Bottom first spotted Mangan – and in the prior short course season he dropped a still, massive, four seconds 200 backstroke. According to collegeswimming.com’s rankings Mangan was among the top 50 recruits in the class of 2013, and aside from his backstroke talent, he’s also a fantastic freestyle swimmer. He’s a National High School Record Holder, and graduated from New Trier winning four relay championships and three consecutive team titles.
As a freshman Mangan earned Big Ten Swimmer of the Week Feb. 25. At the Big Ten Championships he finished 13th in the 200 backstroke, 3oth in the 200 freestyle and 34th in the 500 freestyle.
Mangan is currently in his sophomore season as a Michigan Wolverine. He earned NCAA All-America honors in the 800 freestyle relay – the squad was also the Big Ten champion. At the Big Ten Championships he finished ninth in the 200 backstroke, 10th in the 200 freestyle and 14th in the 500.
Mangan qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100m backstroke – he also competed at the 2013 U.S. Open and 2013 World Championships Trials. In Sept. 2011 he made competed in the Duel in the Pool in Osaka, Japan.
As a swimmer for New Trier High School Mangan was a 10-time All-American, and the National Public High School record holder in the 400 freestyle relay. He also holds three National Age Group records: 400 medley relay (15-16), 800 freestyle relay (15-18) and 200 medley relay (15-18).