Jack Flanagan Commits to Tennessee After Starting Club Swimming in 2019

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Nashville Aquatic Club’s Jack Flanagan has committed to the nearby University of Tennessee for this coming season. He’s a senior at Montgomery Bell Academy.

I’m super excited to announce my commitment to swim at the University of Tennessee. It is a perfect fit for me in all aspects. Go Vols!


  • 50 free – 20.44
  • 100 free – 44.77
  • 200 free – 1:41.41
  • 100 fly – 51.01

Flanagan is a remarkable case; he only swam during the Tennessee high school season in 2018 and 2019, then in 2019 he began to train with a club year-round for the first time. He began racing club first with Ensworth Aquatics, and he’s since moved to NAC, switching over last summer.

His first full meet with club training under his belt was in September 2019, where he went 22.9/49.6/1:51.9 in the 50/100/200 free. By December, he’d gotten down to 21.7/47.2, then he went 21.6/46.9 in January 2020 and 21.4/46.2 in February 2020. Coming out of the first months of lockdown due to COVID-19, Flanagan dropped to 21.2/46.1 in August 2020. He hit a 21.0/45.6 in November, then clocked a 20.99 in the 50 free in December.

In the new year, he went 20.95/44.83 in January before landing on his current bests (20.44/44.77) at the Southeastern LSC Championships in March.

At the 2020 Tennessee HS State (TISCA) Championships, Flanagan finished eighth in the 100 free and ninth in the 200 free. The 2021 meet is coming up this weekend, and Flanagan could challenge for state titles.

Flanagan joins Jack Stelter, Gus Rothrock and Griffin Hadley in Tennessee’s sprinter-heavy class of 2025.

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26 days ago

Welcome Jack!! Sounds like a Alec Connelly kind of story, and he anchored our sprint program for years.

flex tape cant fix that
26 days ago

That is one hell of an improvement curve

26 days ago

I believe it has been announced that Jordan Crooks from the Cayman Isl is also a part of this class

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Karl Ortegon

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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