Jack Dalmolin from Cumming, Georgia, has verbally committed to the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe, Arizona. With Bob Bowman as the head coach, and Michael Phelps as an assisant coach, ASU has burst onto the recruiting scene in the last two years. The ASU men’s team had 6 individual swimmers qualify for the 2016 NCAAs, after having just 4 qualify for the eight previous NCAA championships combined.
Dalmolin announced his commitment via his Twitter account:
Couldn't be any more excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim at Arizona State! Go Sun Devils!! ????☀️ pic.twitter.com/7CG0PCpg9X
— Jack (@JackDalmolin) October 6, 2016
He swims for Chattahoochee Gold Swim Team, where he is a captain. He also competes for his high school, North Forsyth. At the 2016 GHSA 6A State Championship, Dalmolin finished 2nd in the 200 Free (1:39.47) to Future Gator Michael Taylor and 4th in the 100 Breast (57.36).
Keep an eye out for Dalmolin at this year’s GHSA championship because he’s made huge time drops in the six months following the 2016 GHSA meet. At this year’s NCSA Spring Championship, which was about a month after the GHSA meet, Dalmolin went best times in the 100 yard breast (56.25), 200 yard breast (2:03.07), 100 yard fly (50.67), 200 yard IM (1:51.32) and 400 IM (3:58.75). All of those swims, with the exception of the 100 fly, were junior national cuts.
Dalmolin then backed up his success in the small pool with a monstrous long course season. During the 2016 Georgia Futures Championships, which was held two months ago, he went best times in the 100 meter free (53.20), 200 meter free (1:55.34), 100 meter breast (1:04.73), 200 meter breast (2:21.45), 100 meter fly (58.32) and 200 meter IM (2:06.82). His 100 breast (more than 2 seconds faster than his previous best), 200 breast (more than 5 seconds faster than his previous best) and 200 IM (almost 6 seconds faster than his previous best) times qualified as senior national cuts.
In total, Dalmolin went 13 best times in a five-month span (3/10/16 to 8/10/16). It’s safe to say he’s trending upward.
Here’s a closer look at his best times:
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Dalmolin currently looks to be a breastroke and IM specialist, who can stretch to middle-distance freestyle. But based on his rapid improvements across so many events, he could probably fill just about any hole in the Sun Devils’ lineup.
He joins Grant House for the men’s team, along with Emma Nordin and Erica Laning, who have given verbals to the ASU women’s team, in the Class of 2021.
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