Justin Hanson, a senior at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California, is trading in his flip flops for snow shoes. The fly/IM specialist who swims at AquaZot Swim Club has given his verbal commitment to join the Northwestern Class of 2019 next fall.
“The genuine camaraderie of the Northwestern team was unmatched by any other team I visited and I couldn’t be more excited to be guided under the expertise of Coach Jarod Schroeder and Andrew Sheaff. I can’t wait to be part the close-knit wildcat family and I look forward to racing in one of the most competitive conferences in the country.”
Hanson has been a member of several national age group record-setting relays at AquaZot. They still own the boys 11-12 400 yard medley relay (set in 2009), the boys 13-14 400 yard medley relay (set in 2011), and two records set in 2014: boys 15-16 200 yard medley relay and boys 15-16 400 yard medley relay (Daniel Tran, Tyler Lin, Justin Hanson, Thomas Smith).
Hanson is a four-time finalist in the 200 IM and 100 fly at CIF-Southern Section Division I championships, and a member of CDM’s relays. His top times in fly and IM are:
|100y fly: 49.97||100m fly: 57.21|
|200y fly: 1:48.08||200m fly: 2:03.02|
|200y IM: 1:51.33||200m IM: 2:09.82|
|400y IM: 3:59.62||400m IM: 4:32.98|
Hanson should make an impact from his arrival in the fall of 2015. Already, his times in both flys and both IMs would have been top-five swims for Northwestern in the 2013-14 season.