Fast-Improving NJ Butterflier Lily Hann Chooses Indiana for 2022

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Lily Hann of the Lakeland Hills YMCA in New Jersey has verbally committed to Indiana University for fall 2022. Hann is a junior at Mountain Lakes High School and will be part of IU’s class of 2026.

I am so excited and honored to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Indiana University! I would like to thank my coaches, friends, family, and teammates for helping along the way. Go Hoosiers🤍❤️


  • 100 fly – 54.86
  • 200 fly – 2:01.10
  • 100 free – 52.65
  • 200 free – 1:54.28

Hann is primarily a butterflier, and she clocked lifetime bests in the three events listed above in December at the Lakeland Hills Y Big Classic. Her progression since the pandemic began has been very impressive; as of March 2020, she was just 55.51 in the 100 free, 56.24 in the 100 fly and 2:03.04 in the 200 fly.

She first got down to 55.99 in the 100 fly and 2:02.95 in the 200 fly at an October meet, her first post-lockdown raceing. There, she also hit her current lifetime best in the 200 (1:54.28) and dropped a then-lifetime best 53.92 in the 100 free.

Indiana’s fly group this season returns sophomores Ashley Turak (54.0) and Carla Gildersleeve (54.2/1:56.0) and junior Mac Looze (1:57.6).

With Hann’s 2020 progressions, she’s drawn within a half-second or so of scoring speed in both butterfly events at the Big Ten Championships. Indiana placed third as a team at the 2020 Big Ten Champs.

Hann joins IU’s class of 2026 with Cat Watrous, Avery SpadeChiok Sze YeoGracie OlsenKristina Paegle, and Mya Dewitt.

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Blue collar swagger
2 years ago

This class has a lot of promise and raw talent. Will be fun to watch!

2 years ago

Lily, congratulations to you and a warm welcome to Indiana University! You’re gonna love it here! I told The GOAT, Coach Ray Looze, and his wife, Kandis, when they arrived in Bloomington that, “if you love Indiana University, it will love you back and take you to places and heights that you never dreamed or imagined.” Just to give you a little history on the IU program, here it is…

In the beginning, God created Bloomington, Indiana. In the middle of Bloomington, he put Indiana University. God said, “this is beautiful and good.” He then blessed IU with a swim team and said, “this program will achieve greatness and I will always be with them.” God gave IU a legendary… Read more »

Kitajima Fan
2 years ago

Oh gawd SwimSwam said the I-word

Guerra 2024
2 years ago

Guerra where are you

Cortney Hann
2 years ago

Woohoo! So proud of you, Lily! Hard work pays off!

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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