Jake Foster

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Jake Foster is a competitive swimmer who represents the United States internationally. He was the boy high school swimmer of the year in 2019.

High School (Sycamore High School)

Jake Foster was ranked #2 on SwimSwam’s Top 20 NCAA Recruits list for the class of 2019. On February 19, 2018, Foster announced his verbal commitment to the University of Texas.

At the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships in February 2019, Foster won the 200 IM (1:43.99) and 100 breast (53.76) titles, breaking Ohio state high school records in both events. He also swam on the winning 200 and 400 free relays a the same meet. He shared the most outstanding swimmer award with his brother, Carson.

Later in 2019, Jake was awarded the NHSCA Boy’s swimmer of the year.

2019 Southern Premier

In Nashville at the 2019 Southern Premier, Foster went a slew of best times. This included 52.92 in the 100 breast (1st), 3:42.28 in the 400 IM (1st), 4:17.94 in the 500 free (1st), and 1:54.27 in the 200 breast (1st).

College (Texas)


National/International Competition

2018 Jr Pan Pacific Championships (Suva, Fiji)

On day 1, Foster placed 11th in the 200 fly (2:01.25), notching a career best. The next night, he had a head-to-head battle with his brother, Carson, in the 400 IM, where Jake came out with a silver and career best of 4:15.78.

On the last day of competition, Foster pulled a double, swimming the 200 breast and 200 IM in prelims. He scratched the 200 breast after placing 11th in the morning to focus on the 200 IM, where he placed 9th, winning the B heat in a time of 2:03.25

2018 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – East 

At winter jrs, Foster was a five-time finalist. He touched for 2nd in the 400 IM (3:43.64), 200 IM (1:44.57), 100 breast (53.20) and 200 breast (1:56.01), all of which were best times besides the 200 breast. He also finished 7th in the 200 fly (1:47.36).

2019 Phillips 66 Summer National Championships 

Foster finished third in the 200 IM (1:59.15) and 400 IM (4:15.03) at Summer Nationals, while also placing ninth in the 200 breast (2:11.01), 25th in the 200 fly (1:59.43), and 25th in the 100 breast (1:01.85), all of which were best times.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 100 Breast 52.92 03/01/19 2019 SE Speedo Southern Premier
Knoxville, Tennesee
scy 200 Breast 1:53.15 12/07/19 2019 Minnesota Invite
Minneapolis, Minnesota
scy 200 IM 1:43.16 12/05/19 2019 Minnesota Invite
Minneapolis, Minnesota
scy 400 IM 3:40.71 12/06/19 2019 Minnesota Invite
Minneapolis, Minnesota
lcm 100 Breast 1:01.85 08/03/19 2019 National Championships
Palo Alto, California
lcm 200 Breast 2:11.01 08/01/19 2019 National Championships
Palo Alto, California
lcm 200 IM 1:59.15 08/04/19 2019 National Championships
Palo Alto, California
lcm 400 IM 4:15.03 08/02/19 2019 National Championships
Palo Alto, California
Jake Foster (photo: Jack Spitser) Carson and Jake Foster (photo: Jack Spitser) Mason Manta Rays Coach Jake Foster Carson Foster (photo: Jack Spitser) Photo courtesy Ken Heis Mason Manta Rays 15-18 boys' 800 meter free relay national age group records. Jacob McDonald, Carson Foster, Adam Chaney, Jake Foster Jake Foster (photo: Jack Spitser) Courtesy: Jim Foster