Kentucky Jumps Into 2019 Recruiting with Verbal from Jacob Eismann

Jacob Eismann from Columbus, Ohio has announced his verbal commitment to swim for the University of Kentucky beginning in the 2019-20 season.

“I am excited to announce that I will be pursuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Kentucky! I chose Kentucky because of the beautiful campus and great team environment. I am looking forward to getting on campus in the fall of 2019 to begin working with my teammates! Go Big Blue!!”

Eismann swims for Ohio State Swim Club and Columbus Academy. This is his first year as a full-time, one-sport athlete; previously he also played soccer. Eismann is coming off a very successful Winter Junior Nationals East in which he placed 10th in the 100 back, notching a time that was 3 seconds faster than he’d been at this time a year ago. He also went a PB in the 50 free, going just over 1 second faster than he’d been in December of 2016. Eismann also competed in the 100 free and 200 back, two of the events he swam best time in this fall. All in all, he has recently improved significantly in the 50/100/200 free, 50/100/200 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM.

In his sophomore season at Columbus Academy, Eismann achieved NISCA All-American status while anchoring the runner-up 400 free relay (45.94) and finishing 6th in the 50 free (21.25) and 4th in the 100 back (50.96) at the 2017 OHSAA Division 2 Boys’ State Championships. He has improved significantly over the last six months, as seen in his best times below:

Top times as of Fall 2017 (Spring 2017 times in parentheses):

  • 100 Back: 49.02 (50.63)
  • 100 Free: 45.18 (47.16)
  • 50 Free: 20.76 (21.22)
  • 200 Free: 1:41.77 (1:51.23)
  • 200 Back: 1:51.81 (1:52.11)
  • 100 Fly: 52.70 (55.06)
  • 200 IM: 1:55.33 (2:06.70)

Eismann’s current PB in the 100 back (49.02) would make the Wildcats’ all-time top-ten list.

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Dale Hays
3 years ago

I’m extremely proud of Jacob and what he has accomplished this year . . . has been a great pleasure for me to watch his progression over the years and see his progress as not only an athlete, but as a fine dang young man. You Go Jacob . . . at Big Blue!

Swim Parent
3 years ago

Congratulations, Jacob! It’s great to see all your hard work pay off, and I’m sure there are big things yet to come at UK!

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