Trenton Julian

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Trenton Julian is a competitive swimmer who represents the United States internationally. Julian’s father, Jeff Julian, was on the U.S. National Team, while his mother, Kristine Quance, was a 1996 Olympic gold medalist with the United States’ 400 medley relay team. Julian attended Glendale high school, where he not only earned MVP Honors on the swim team all 4 years, but set 6 school records in the process. In 2016, he earned Olympic Trials cuts in the 100 & 200 Fly and the 200 & 400 IM.

College (Cal)

2017-2018

In his freshman season, Trenton made an immediate impact. At the PAC-12 Championships, he placed third in the 200 fly (1:41.69), fifth in the 200 IM (1:44.04) and 200 free (1:34.62), and was part of Cal’s sixth place 400 free relay. At the NCAA Championships a month later, Julian finished seventh in the 200 fly (1:40.81), 27th in the 200 free (1:34.65), 31st in the 200 IM (1:44.37).

2018-2019

In his sophomore season, Julian continued to improve as well as broaden his event repertoire. He was runner-up in the 200 fly (1:41.74) and 500 free (4:13.61) at the Pac-12 Championships, and also finished fourth in the 200 free (1:34.37). At the same meet, Julian was a part of Cal’s Championship garnering 800 free relay. At the NCAA’s, Julian placed fifth in the 400 IM (3:39.83), sixth in the 200 fly (1:40.94) and ninth in the 500 free (4:11.30), helping Cal to their 4th NCAA team title in 9 seasons. He was again part of Cal’s 800 free relay, which finished 3rd overall.

National/International

2019 World University Games

At the 2019 WUGs in Italy, Julian helped team USA to a gold medal in the 4×200 free relay. Splitting 1:46.99 on the 3rd leg to bring them ahead of Italy, who they were trailing after 2 legs, Julian gave the lead over to Zach Apple, who anchored the relay to first place. Julian also swam the 200 fly, where he finished 13th overall.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 500 Free 4:11.30 03/28/19 NCAA Championships
Austin, Texas
scy 1000 Free 8:58.70 02/23/19 Cal vs. Stanford
Berkeley, Calif.
scy 200 Fly 1:40.63 03/24/18 NCAA Championships
Minneapolis, Minn.
scy 400 IM 3:39.83 03/29/19 NCAA Championships
Austin, Texas
lcm 200 Free 1:47.57 07/26/18 2018 Summer Nationals
Irvine, California
lcm 200 Fly 1:56.20 07/25/18 2018 Summer Nationals
Irvine, California
lcm 200 IM 1:59.93 07/29/18 2018 Summer Nationals
Irvine, California
lcm 400 IM 4:17.03 07/27/18 2018 Summer Nationals
Irvine, California
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