FL 1A State Champ Julian Smith Stays Local, Signs with Florida (2021)

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Julian Smith of the Episcopal AmberJax is staying in-state with a commitment to the University of Florida for fall 2021. He’s a senior at Episcopal High School and joins UF’s class of 2025.

“I chose the University of Florida because of the unparalleled balance between academics and athletics, and to be surrounded by a team that is highly motivated and wants to get better.”

TOP TIMES (SCY)

  • 50 free – 20.41
  • 100 free – 46.95
  • 100 breast – 55.41
  • 200 IM – 1:53.13

In November, racing at the Florida HS 1A State Championships, Smith won the state title in the 50 free (20.56) and placed fourth in the 100 breast (56.05). His prelims swims of 20.41 in the 50 free and 55.57 in the 100 breast were lifetime bests.

Since the pandemic hit, Smith has taken .99 off of his 50 free time and over 1.5 seconds off of his 100 breast.

Florida’s sprint breaststroke group is led by junior Dillon Hillis (51.2), while their sprint free group is led by juniors Kieran Smith (42.1) and Will Davis (19.2/43.3) and sophomore Eric Friese (19.3/43.5).

Smith joins Ben Cote, Peter BretzmannMacguire McDuffDavid FitchJoaquin GonzalezMason Laur, and Oskar Lindholm in Florida’s class of 2025.

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Sam
4 months ago

We need some Lochte pics for these articles!

wolfensf
4 months ago

Hillis is a JR. his sister is a SR

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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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