Nat’l Junior Teamer Jake Foster Declares Intent to Swim for Texas in 2019-20

The University of Texas Men’s Swimming and Diving class of 2023 is already shaping up to be a stellar one. After landing verbal commitments from Caspar Corbeau and Peter Larson, the Longhorns have now received a pledge from Cincinnati, Ohio’s Jake Foster, who said:

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim for the University of Texas in the class of 2023. The incredible team, coaches, facilities, and opportunities for academic success will help me to achieve my goals both in and out of the water. I would like to thank my family, friends, and coaches who have helped me all throughout this process. Hook ‘Em??”

Foster is a junior at Cincinnati, Ohio’s St. Xavier High School. He was selected to the 2017-2018 Men’s National Junior Team for his 400 IM at 2017 Summer Junior Nationals, which he won with 4:19.40, breaking 4:20 for the first time and landing the #4 performance of all-time for 15-16 boys. Foster swims for Mason Manta Rays and focuses on breaststroke in addition to the IM. In LCM, he owns the #4 200 breast of all-time for 15-16 boys, as well as the #8 100 breast, #9 200 IM, and #25 200 fly. Foster won the 200 yard breast at Winter Juniors East, was runner-up in the 200 IM, and came in third in the 400 IM and 100 breast. He was also 6th in the 200 fly. In SCY he ranks on the all-time 15-16 lists at #31 in the 100 breast, #11 in the 200 breast, #31 in the 200 IM, and #17 in the 400 IM.

Foster will bring needed IM and breaststroke talent to Austin. Will Licon and Jonathan Roberts will have graduated, and Sam Stewart will be in his senior year. All three scored for Texas in Foster’s main events (200 breast and 200/400 IM) at 2017 Men’s NCAAs. While only 17, the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American is on pace to fill some of their shoes. (It took 1:54.13, 1:43.32, and 3:43.64, respectively, to score in 2017).

SCY times to date:

  • 400 IM – 3:45.46
  • 200 IM – 1:44.15
  • 200 breast – 1:55.40
  • 100 breast – 53.46
  • 200 fly – 1:46.88
  • 500 free – 4:24.54
  • 200 free – 1:39.07

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6 years ago

no stanford for the foster bros?

Swim Fan
6 years ago

Can anyone say why Jake decided not to swim for St. Xavier High of Cincinnati OH? Xavier is stacked this year, but Jake could have put them over the top for the mythical High School Championship and help them get close or break several national relay records. Just wondering.

Reply to  Swim Fan
6 years ago

St. Xavier coaches do not allow club swimmers to train with the club team during the school season. Coach Ken is a very good coach so the Fosters may not want to lose that training.

Swim Fan
Reply to  EXOL
6 years ago

His brother is swimming for Sycamore high school, so it is just St. X’s coach policy?

Steve Wheeler
6 years ago

Congrats to Jake! Texas, you got a great one!

bobo gigi
6 years ago

A very good chance now that Carson goes to Texas.
But Florida or Cal would be also great.

Reply to  bobo gigi
6 years ago

Only those other schools would be great for Carson?

6 years ago

Great get. Jake is a top recruit and with Carson next in line it will be interesting. I would like foster brothers to stay together they just seem so in sink with each other. Texas is a great program good for them. Maybe I am just a sucker for siblings but I also want walsh sisters at same place. Either way congrats Jake Texas is a great choice!

Tammy Touchpad Error
6 years ago

Licon Jr (except with a future in US intl competetion

bobo gigi
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6 years ago


A$AP Pocky
6 years ago

Bad news bears. Texas got their breaststroker.

Hint of Lime
Reply to  A$AP Pocky
6 years ago

Not to knock Jake, but his breaststroke times vs. Reece?

Hint of Lime
Reply to  Hint of Lime
6 years ago

Congratulations to Jake on his commitment! Will undoubtedly continue to thrive and have a promising career at Texas. Simply also saying not to count out Cal!

Reply to  Hint of Lime
6 years ago

Doesn’t matter that much, Texas should have the advantage or close to it on back with how much depth they have, Jake for a solid breaststroke, and a slew of good free and flyer to put together a nasty medley relay.

6 years ago

congrats, jake!

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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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