Matthew Jerden, a junior at Bloomington South High School, has opted to swim for Indiana University beginning with the 2017-18 season.
“I’m proud to announce my verbal commitment to swim for Indiana University following my high school career. I want to thank my family, friends, and all the coaches for getting me here. I am truly excited for what Ray and the rest of the coaches have planned for me, and to be a part of an amazing team. Once a hoosier always a hoosier!”
Jerden placed third in the 100 fly (49.16) and was runner-up in the 500 free (4:32.93) at the 2016 IHSAA Boys Swimming/Diving Championships in February. He also swam fly (21.84) on the 200 medley relay and anchored the 400 free relay (45.93).
Jerden swims year-round for the Indiana Swim Team, where he has achieved national-level standards in the 100/200 fly in SCY, and 400 free, 200 fly, and 200/400 IM in LCM. His top times include:
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