Gabe Jett on Opting for Westmont Over Pac-12s, Only Racing 500 Free vs Stanford


Gabe Jett was one of a handful of the members of the Cal men’s swim team that opted to race at the Pro Swim in Westmont over the Pac-12 conference championships this past weekend.

With the US Olympic Trials in June fast approaching, LCM race reps are at a premium and we’ve seen this course of action taken by Cal head coach Dave Durden before. In 2016, Ryan Murphy, Jacob Pebley, and Josh Prenot all skipped the Pac-12 Championships to go to a Pro Swim stop to race LCM. All three would go on to make the Olympic team that year (Ryan Murphy also noted that interestingly enough, that year was also his best NCAA Championships ever, just weeks after competing in LCM at the Pro Swim).

Jett also made an interesting lineup decision at the Cal/Stanford dual, only swimming the 500 free individually, where he dropped a massive 4:10.43.

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4 months ago

My wife and I were sitting over on the Stanford side for that 500 at the dual meet last month. This kid is crazy fast and has so much more in the tank. He seems like a great guy too. Always has a smile and seems confident and smart. Cal is definitely a step above when it comes to swimmers and character. I think his 200 free will also be crazy fast. Great interview. And allergic to chlorine!?! What irony for a swimmer!

4 months ago

Wouldn’t be surprised if he opts out of NCAA’s to swim a Speedo Sectionals meet or something

4 months ago

Cal swim is so poverty, it’s fine to just be honest and say you don’t like competition and are scared

Jonny Newsom
Reply to  Coleman Hodges
4 months ago

Nah, I got a few more.

Reply to  Andrew
4 months ago

Andrew can’t help himself! Too funny that he always chimes in with negativity on these Cal swimmer’s articles and interviews. Kinda creepy.

Reply to  Andrew
4 months ago

This is such an Andrew comment

4 months ago

God he’s hot

4 months ago

What a lad

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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