Danish Nat’l Champ Lucas Strobek Makes Verbal Commitment to Princeton for 2022

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Lucas Strobek, who hails from the Copenhagen suburb of Hellerup, has made a verbal commitment to the application process* at Princeton University.

“I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to the application process at Princeton University where I will continue my athletic and academic career. I want to thank my coaches, family and friends who have supported me along the way. I chose Princeton because it offers the best opportunity to combine world class academics with a competitive swimming environment. Princeton University is the perfect place for me to achieve my goals both academically and athletically. I am also very excited to see how far Coach Crispino and Coach Lennox can take the program and I am excited to be a part of it. I believe they have a strong vision for the team and we share many of the same values. In addition, I am eager to build an international swimming hub & NCAA Top 10 program with Coach Matt & Coach Doug. Go Tigers!”

Strobek is currently a senior at Falkonergarden High School. He is reclassifying to the class of 2022 and plans to join the Princeton men’s swimming and diving team’s class of 2026 beginning in the 2022-23 school year.

Strobek swims for the club team Gentofte Svømmeklub and specializes mainly in IM and backstroke. A national champion and Nordic champion in both long course and short course meters, he is part of the Danish 2024 Olympic prospect group. At the 2020 Danish Short Course Nationals, he won the 200m IM (1:59.24), was runner-up in the 400m IM (4:17.41), placed 7th in the 100 back (55.03), and came in 9th in the 100 IM (55.97). He picked up new PBs in the 100 and 200 IMs.

Strobek represented Denmark at the 2019 European Junior Championships in Kazan last summer. He was a top-10 finisher in both the 200m IM and 400m IM and made semi-finals in the former. His 2:03.82 in the 200 ranks him as the #2 all-time Danish junior swimmer in the event.

Strobek will overlap one year with Raunak Khosla, who is sitting out a year after having won both the 200 IM and 400 IM at the 2020 Ivy League Men’s Championships. Strobek’s best converted times would have scored at last year’s conference meet in the A final of the 400 IM and the B finals of the 100 back, 200 back, and 200 IM. His best 100/200 free relay splits will make him an asset to the Princeton relays, as well.

SCM times (converted to SCY):

  • 200 IM – 1:59.24 (1:47.42)
  • 400 IM – 4:14.59 (3:49.36)
  • 100 back – 54.59 (49.18)
  • 200 back – 1:58.28 (1:46.55)
  • 100 free relay split – 48.77 (43.93)
  • 200 free relay split – 1.47.96 (1:38.16)

LCM times (converted to SCY):

  • 200 IM – 2:03.82 (1:48.66)
  • 400 IM – 4:26.83 (3:54.62)
  • 200 back – 2:04.72 (1:50.19)

*Note: A verbal commitment between an Ivy League coach and a prospective student-athlete is not an offer of admission, as only the Admission Office has that authority. The coach can only commit his or her support in the admission process. Ivy League Admission Offices do not issue “Likely Letters” before October 1 of the prospective student-athlete’s senior year of high school. The Likely Letter, while issued after an initial read of the student’s application, is not an offer of admission to the university.

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Jum Tuchler
8 months ago

Welcome Future Tiger!

Josh Glantz
8 months ago

Looking forward to seeing Lucas continue Princeton’s historical dominance in the IMs! #PUCSDT

Johnny Twobad
Reply to  Josh Glantz
3 months ago

It will a long time before Tiger fans forget Josh Glantz. (cf. Good-bye Columbus). Or was it Jeremy? Never could tell those two apart!

8 months ago

Great pick up for the Tigers! Looking forward to seeing how he can translate his success from SCM to SCY!

Reply to  theroboticrichardsimmons
8 months ago

nice one

Jim Tuchler
8 months ago

Welcome to being a Tiger! Great choice.

8 months ago

Great recruit! Looking forward to seeing him compete for PUCSDT.

8 months ago

I always feel like these meters to yards swimmers do really well. What a great catch for Princeton.

Jeremy Glantz
8 months ago

Great decision, Lucas and welcome to Princeton Swimming. Congrats to coach Matt Crispino and coach Doug Lennox!

X Glide
8 months ago

Always great to see coaches tapping into the international pipeline! ‘Grats to Lucas, Coach Crispino, and Coach Lennox

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