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
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