Jared Butler is a student-athlete currently in his freshman year University of Texas. Originally from California he attended Rockwall-Heath High School in Rockwall, Texas and chose to stay in his home state to swim for one of the top men’s programs in Division I swimming. With only a few years of swimming experience under his belt, Butler is full of potential standing at 6’4″ and he played baseball and basketball. He’s primarily a backstroker with a best time of 50.93 in the 100 and 1:48.94 in the 200.
University of Texas
Butler said to the Dallas Morning News that he was being recruited by other successful swim programs such as the universities of Arizona and Indiana, but chose to sign with the Longhorns in fall 2014.
So far Butler has swam in dual meets as well as the Texas Invite, where he received a U.S. Open cut in the 200 IM finishing in 1:47.21.