Florida 4A Champion Julian Hill Verbally Commits to ASU for 2019-20

Julian Hill, a junior at F. W. Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Florida, has announced his verbal commitment to Arizona State University for the fall of 2019. He will join Jarod Arroyo, who announced his intention to join the Sun Devils last September, in the class of 2023. Hill wrote on social media:

“So proud and stoked to announce my commitment to swim at Arizona State University! Many thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. ??”

Hill is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American who swims the 200/500 free double in high school, but is equally proficient in breast and IM. He won the 200 free (1:37.68) and was third in the 500 (4:28.31) at the 2017 FHSAA Class 4A Championship in November. He also anchored Buchholz’s runner-up 200 medley relay (20.61) and led off the fourth-place 400 free relay (45.96). Hill then went on to improve all his times at Winter Juniors East a month later. He finished 6th in the 200 free, 10th in the 500 free, 43rd in the 200 breast, and 55th in the 100 free. He was 23rd in the 200 IM in prelims but scratched finals.

Hill had a strong summer LCM season, too. He won the 200 free at Nashville Futures and was an A finalist in the 400 free (3rd) and 200 breast (6th); he also placed 10th in both the 100 free and 200 IM. Hill dropped over 22 seconds in the 400m free and 6.4 in the 200m free last summer. In SCY, he has improved by over 7 seconds in the 200 free and 10 in the 500. His top SCY times include:

  • 100 free – 45.92
  • 200 free – 1:36.54
  • 500 free – 4:22.15
  • 200 breast – 2:04.35
  • 200 IM – 1:50.60
  • 400 IM – 3:58.83

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].


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4 years ago

Is Bowman the only college coach that poses for these recruit pics?

Reply to  aviatorfly
4 years ago

well he’s pretty famous so you know

Reply to  aviatorfly
4 years ago

Tread lightly. I made the same comment on another post about an ASU recruit and got called an ASU hater with a clear vendetta against Bowman and the school by some swim mom. For the record, I find it a bit odd.

Reply to  DMSWIM
4 years ago

Hell hath no fury like a scorned swim mom with a pitchfork

Reply to  aviatorfly
4 years ago

AVIATORFLY…hahaha!? Love your comment! Sun Devil parents are pretty observant especially with the same bloggers who have nothing better to do but attack every second they get to insinuate nonsense! Even if their comments have nothing to do with the article written and published on Swimswam, they just have to be petty, and insinuate ridiculous nonsense!!!

Congratulations to Julian and best of luck to him at ASU! What an opportunity it is to swim for the legendary coach, Bob Bowman! There is no better time to join Bob and his young talented Sun Devils but now! Great choice, Julian!!! Go Devils…☀️?

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom 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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