Cameron Craig Returns to NCAA Swimming, Joins Ohio State Roster

After leaving Arizona State University, Michigan native Cameron Craig has announced today that he’ll continue his NCAA career with Ohio State University.

Craig, one of the fastest 200 yard freestylers in history, competed with the Sun Devils for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. As a freshman, he raced to a fifth-place finish in the 200 free at NCAAs and added a 13th place finish in that same event as a sophomore in 2018. He swam on all three free relays and served as the 400 medley relay anchor at NCAAs both seasons.


  • 50y free – 19.50
  • 100y free – 41.95
  • 200y free – 1:31.71
  • 100y back – 47.33
  • 100y fly – 47.18
  • 200y IM – 1:42.75

In October of 2018, ASU confirmed with SwimSwam that Craig would be sitting out the fall semester after he did not compete at all last summer. In January of this year, ASU confirmed that Craig was no longer part of the team. After a 14-month hiatus from racing, Craig returned to the pool this summer, training with Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics. He swam a few meets this summer, hitting lifetime bests in the 50 fly (24.79) and 100 fly (52.46) and also adding times of 23.35 in the 50 free and 49.75 in the 100 free.

This is a big pickup for the Buckeyes, who finished ninth at the 2019 NCAA Championships. They had two men go 1:32 in the 200 free last year: current senior Drew Loy and current junior Paul Delakis. Delakis placed fifth in the individual event.

Craig has split sub-19 and sub-42 on relays, and should he be on form in yards when he joins the OSU roster, he’d be an upgrade on any relay. SwimSwam has reached out to Craig to confirm when he’ll be joining the roster, but it would appear he still has two years of eligibility left and would feasibly be able to start competing with the Buckeyes as soon as he wants to with OSU and ASU being in different conferences.

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2 years ago

Congratulations Cameron!!! Best of luck to you on this new chapter of your swimming career!

2 years ago

19, 41, and 131… that deserves some of that Ohio St booster club $$$$

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Reply to  Sccoach
2 years ago

Only if those numbers have anything to do with football….like 19TD, 41 YPC (this is a stretch) and 131 YPG in a single season… all based on being a WR or RB… although looking at him, probably for a TE or 19 Sacks, 41 Passes Defended and 131 Total Tackles for a LB

2 years ago

Great pick up for the Buckeyes! Hopefully he can stay eligible this time, he’s very talented.

2 years ago

Great swim

2 years ago

Must say I didn’t see that one coming.

But close enough to home so he can have some support if need be. Dude has some serious talent.

2 years ago

Saw this coming… 😉

2 years ago

Gonna be a huge pickup for the buckeyes. their relays with him on them are gonna be top 5 easily.

swim swam man
2 years ago

Marijuana leaf in the shirt really?! Yeah Cameron, good ole’ pot is definitely gonna help you get back into championship form….. NOT!!!

Reply to  swim swam man
2 years ago

Thats a buckeye leaf mate

JP input is too short
Reply to  swim swam man
2 years ago

I mean, I hope you’re trolling but… it’s a buckeye leaf. For the Buckeyes.

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Reply to  JP input is too short
2 years ago

That’s like people complaining about a leaf in their Chipotle, when its really a bay leaf. Dumb, or straight up trollling.

A$AP Pocky
Reply to  swim swam man
2 years ago

got em scene

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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