Cayman Islands Swimmer Jordan Crooks Commits to Tennessee

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18-year old Cayman Islands swimmer Jordan Crooks has committed to join the men’s swimming & diving team at the University of Tennessee. Crooks is planning to join the program during the 2020-2021 season.

I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to further my academic and swimming career at the University of Tennessee. Go Vols!

Crooks has represented his country internationally at a number of Caribbean-centric meets, including the 2019 CARIFTA Swimming Championships. At that meet, he won the 200 free title in the 15-17 age group.

Best Times in Long Course Meters & Short Course Meters; Converted Yards Times

LCM SCM SCY (Converted)
50 free 23.48 22.68 20.43
100 free 51.41 49.87 44.87
200 free 1:56.33 1:52.88 1:41.69
100 fly 57.76 55.35 49.86
100 back 1:00.55 55.77 50.24

The Volunteers were short on sprint depth last year when they finished 6th at the SEC Championships. While they did score 41 points in the 100 free, they picked up only 11 in the 50 free. On top of that, their top 2 sprinters, Braga Verhage and Alec Connolly, both exhausted their eligibility at the end of last season.

The Volunteers hit sprinters early in their 2020 recruiting class, before turning their attention to middle distance freestylers later in the class. Among the other capable sprinters in the class are Harrison Lierz (21.0/44.9), Will Jackson (21.2/44.8), and Joseph Jordan (20.3/44.6).

They’ll join returning rising juniors Nolan Briggs and Seth Bailey, rising senior Josh Walsh, and rising sophomore Scott Scanlon in a rebuilding Volunteer sprint free group.

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1 year ago

coming back to this looks like he made a great decision my guy is at the moment a 18.53 as a FRESHMAN he may go a lot faster. Kredich and his staff are doing something right.

3 years ago

Surprised he didn’t go to the Florida like the Fraser’s.

3 years ago

Great swimmer and awesome kid! Go Cayman!

3 years ago

All this hate on the Vols tryna down vote positive comments! Y’all looking childish😂 go damn vols.

3 years ago

Great addition for the Vols and SEC! Can’t wait to see what he does

3 years ago

You will do great in Tennessee. Never underestimate the power of the Coonskin Hat!!!

3 years ago

Welcome to big orange country!!

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