Minnesota Record-holder Jack Dahlgren Verbally Commits to Mizzou

Jack Dahlgren from Victoria, Minnesota has verbally committed to the University of Missouri, where he will join his sister, rising junior Kylie Dahlgren.

“After much heartfelt thought and consideration, I am thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to further my education and swimming career at the University of Missouri!  Watching the success over the last couple years of not only the program, but more importantly my sister, Kylie, proved to be enough to convince me to join the Tigers.
I want to thank my family, friends and coaches for helping me reach the goal of swimming at a Top Division 1 program and being there for me throughout this entire process. Go Tigers!!”

Dahlgren swims under coach Kate Lundsten at the Aquajets Swim Team, as well as for coach Megan Hawker at Chanhassen High School, where he will be a senior in the fall. A two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, Dahlgren is a NISCA All-American in the 500 free, 100 fly, 100 free, and 100 back over the past two high school seasons. At the 2017 MSHSL Boys AA Swim & Dive Championships, he broke both the MN Class AA and All-time records in the 100 back with his winning 48.28. He was also runner-up in the 100 fly (48.85) and led off the runner-up 400 free relay in 44.92. He also split a 23.00 backstroke leading off the third-place 200 medley relay. The previous year he was runner-up in both the 200 free (1:40.00) and 500 free (4:32.64).

Swimming with his club team at 2016 Winter Juniors West, Dahlgren was a B finalist in the 200 free (16th) and 200 back (16th) and a C finalist in the 100 fly (23rd). He contributed to the Aquajets’ national-champion 4×100 free relay at 2016 Summer Junior Nationals. His top SCY times, and their progressions during his high school career, include:

  2015 2016 2017
100 Free 49.06 45.88 44.92
200 Free 1:44.08 1:40.00 1:38.60
100 Back 54.99 52.37 48.28
200 Back 2:07.47 1:45.85
100 Fly 53.56 52.33 48.85
200 Fly 2:06.71 1:50.99

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4 years ago

Congrats to JD and his family!

4 years ago

Jack Dahlgren is a terrific kid, amazing teammate and an absolute beast in the water. Mizzou is the lucky one in this deal. We look forward to watching Jack’s college career take off in Columbia and the SEC. Congratulations Jack, Kylie, Mom and Dad!

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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