(NLI Photos) Longhorns add backstroker Butler

Jared Butler of Rockwall, TX signed his National Letter of Intent to swim for the University of Texas beginning in the fall of 2014.

Butler is primarily a backstroker: his best times are 51.56 and 1:49.32 in the 100 and 200 respectively. He trains at Rockwall Center of Excellence and swims for Rockwall-Heath High School.

Butler poses with his coaches at the signing ceremony.

Butler poses with his coaches at the signing ceremony.

Butler adds to a strong incoming Texas class that includes Joseph Schooling and Brett Ringgold. Read more about Butler’s commitment here.

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That is some serious Texas swimming lineage in that picture with your coaches Jared. It is going to be awesome for you! Congrats and Good Luck!


Not to mention Jonathan Roberts and Austin Temple. Just using flat start times, Butler, Temple, Schooling, Ringgold come out to a 3:15.5 medley relay. And Roberts might be a better backstroker than Butler. 23.76 lead off in the 200 medley relay. You expect some more development from these guys, and throw in that Jack Conger fellow, and I’d say it looks like Texas is pretty set with its medley relays for the next few years.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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