The Final Holdout on our Top 20 List, #15 Trenton Julian, Chooses…

Trenton Julian, our #15 recruit in the high school class of 2017, has elected to spend the next four years of his life at the University of California, Berkeley. While both of his parents (Jeff Julian and Kristine Quance Julian, a 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist) swam at USC, Julian has forged his own path and will head north next fall to be a Golden Bear.

Just like that, Cal has secured 25% of our top 20 recruits, plus some fast-rising swimmers we’ll be watching over the next several years. The Golden Bears’ class of 2021 will feature: Bryce Mefford (#11), Daniel Carr (#16), Jackson Gabler, James Daugherty, Jarod Hatch, Nate Biondi, Ryan Hoffer (#1), Sean Grieshop (#2), and now Julian (#15).

Julian has been a butterflyer since he began swimming but has recently developed into a strong mid-distance freestyler as well. As a junior at Glendale High School last season, he won both the 200 free (1:36.21) and 100 fly (47.88) at 2016 CIF-Southern Section Division II Championships, narrowly mission the division records in each one.

You can see our interview with him here.

Julian swims year-round for Rose Bowl Aquatics. He competed at U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100/200m butterfly events, and has Winter Juniors cuts or better in the 100/200/400/500 free, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM. His best SCY times are:

  • 100 fly – 47.88
  • 200 fly – 1:45.81
  • 100 free – 45.70
  • 200 free – 1:36.21
  • 500 free – 4:28.43
  • 200 IM – 1:48.71
  • 400 IM – 3:52.46

Proud and excited to be committed to the Cal men's swim team! Go Bears!!

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Reid

Unbelievable. Competition to make Cal’s 18 man NCAA roster is going to be fierce.

He Gets It Done Again

Cal men’s class rankings on SwimSwam:

2013: #3
2014: #1
2015: #2
2016: #1
2017: #1 (probably)

Joe

I keep thinking that facilities or available scholarship money is gonna sink Cal, but they keep attracting the best swimmers, as they should given their track record. In-state tuition gives them a scholarship edge (so that a smaller scholarship is equivalent to a bigger scholarship from an out-of-state or private school) must help them somewhat as well.

Would not be surprised to see Cal take over Texas in 2018.

Uberfan

Cal will beat a Texas losing Licon, conger, Smith and Glass. That’s so many points gone. Cal loses Murphy but Seliskar has a great 50 back. Their relays will be ever strong. Cal will win next year no doubt

swimfan

Florida and NC State aren’t too far behind… Texas has to pick up their recruiting game!

Sree Akkineni

New aquatic facility is recently opened – looks amazing which I’m sure has further bolstered the recruiting efforts. Hoping to get back to the bay area this spring to see a swim meet at the new complex

Joe

It does look great, not sure they’re holding meets at it for now though.

Wondering...

Odd, though, that the SwimSwam #3 Recruit from 2014 who went to Cal quit swimming and then the #4 Recruit who also went to Cal has yet to make NCAAs… So let’s not count the ‘Horns out yet!!!

Fly errrrr

Congrats Trenton!!!

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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