Sprinter/Water Polo Dual Athlete Jared Martin Commits to Cal Lutheran

Grover Beach, California’s Jared Martin has committed to California Lutheran University for 2018-19. Martin is a senior at Arroyo Grande High School who specializes in sprint freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke and is still a relative newcomer to the sport.

From his sophomore to his junior season he dropped nearly five seconds in his 100 free, going from 52.0 to 47.22 on a relay. In the 50 free, he went 23.48 as a sophomore and 22.13 at the Pac-8 League finals this season. In club swimming, where he competes unattached under his high school coach, Russell Peterson, Martin notched PBs of 25.12 in the LCM 50 free and 56.55 in the LCM 100 free last summer at Western Zone Senior Championships.

Martin has earned first team all-league honors in the Pac-8 in both swimming and water polo (he was the starting goalie for the Eagles). He was named to the All-County First Team for San Luis Obispo County his junior year. Also during his junior season, he was a key member of the school record-setting 400 free relay that went 3:07.89 in a swim-off at 2017 CIF State Championships and earned All-American honors.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 22.13 flat start / 21.64 relay split
  • 100 free – 49.18 flat start / 47.22 relay split
  • 100 fly – 53.50
  • 100 back – 55.40

The CLU Kingsmen finished 38th at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships.

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God of swimming

He’s gonna make 2024


Question—is a high school coach allowed to recruit swimmers to train unattached during the off season? Seems a little off to me…


Training unattached is mandatory per CIF rules: if the swimmer wants to swim both high school and club during a high school season, the swimmer must compete as unattached for a club during the high school season.

Not sure how that would affect recruiting, though


Swimmertx, some states do not allow High School coaches to train their swimmers during the season or in the offseason. Some people around the country probably aren’t used to hearing that swimmers can be coached in high school and club swim by the same coach at the same time. Pinodee, as mentioned above, Swimmers are allowed to swim unattached according to CIF rules.

Swim fan

Does Cal Lutheran have a head coach yet? Tom Dodd retired a few months ago.

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