Michigan Scores Verbal Commitment from CWAC Sprinter Parker Nolan (2021)

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Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Parker Nolan has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Michigan men’s swimming and diving class of 2025. Nolan will be a second-generation Wolverine, as his mother Erika is a Michigan alumna.

“I am unbelievably excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Michigan. I want to thank my family, friends, and coaches for their support throughout the recruiting process. Can’t wait to be in Ann Arbor next fall! Go Blue!”

Nolan hails from Chicago, Illinois where he is a senior at St. Ignatius College Prep. As a freshman at the 2018 Illinois High School Boys’ State Championships, he was a finalist in both the 50 free (5th with 21.03) and the 100 free (7th with 45.93). He also led off the 4th-place 200 free relay (21.11) and the 5th-place 400 free relay (46.08). Nolan does his club swimming with Chicago Wolfpack Aquatic Club. He is a U.S. Open qualifier in the 50/100 free and 100 fly and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 200 free. He swam the 50/100 free and 100 fly at 2019 Winter Juniors East, finaling in both freestyles. He left the meet with new PBs in the 50/100/200 free and 100 fly. In January, at the 2020 CSC Winter Invitational, he added a new time in the 200 fly.

Nolan was a top-8 finisher in the 50/100 free and 50/100 fly at the 2019 NCSA Summer Championship. He came in 16th in the 200 free. He improved his lifetime bests in the 50m free (23.46), 100m free (51.73), and 50m fly (24.85).

  • 50 free – 20.52
  • 100 free – 44.69
  • 200 free – 1:39.36
  • 500 free – 4:38.87
  • 100 fly – 48.94
  • 200 fly – 1:57.91

Nolan will suit up for the Wolverines with Cameron Luarde (breast/IM), Connor Hunt (mid-distance/distance free), and Jacque Wenger (back/IM). He will reunite with CWAC teammate Bence Szabados, currently a freshman on the Michigan swimming and diving roster.

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#MFan
1 month ago

Welcome! Go Blue!

B1G Daddy
1 month ago

I met Parker at a local private pool here in Chicago about two months ago. This is a pool normally used by older recreational swimmers, so when you arrive and see a guy pushing 24-second 50’s you notice him right away. I had no idea who he was, but as we struck up a conversation I said, “Guessing you go around 1:40 for a 200.” He said, “1:39” with a look on his face like, “Uhhhh, this guys knows SOMETHING.” He talked about how fast he was swimming in February and his belief that he was primed to go much faster than he’d been before had COVID not stopped his season. He pointed to the :20.9/:45.3 he went in Indy… Read more »

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