Summer Junior National Finalist Jed Garner Sends Verbal to Tennessee

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High school senior, Jed Garner, has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee. He will arrive in Knoxville next fall. Garner currently swims for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club and Clarksburg High School. 

I’m extremely excited to announce my commitment to the University of Tennessee. I’d like to thank my family and coaches as well as everyone else who has helped me along the way. Go Vols!🍊”

At Speedo Junior Nationals earlier this August, Garner recorded best times in all the breaststroke events. He qualified for the A-final, and finished 7th overall in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:17.58. He also made the C-final of the 100, and finished 17th with a time of 1:03. 36.

This past spring at the 2022 MPSSAA State Championships, Garner won the 100 breast for Class 4A-3A in a lifetime best of 55.49. He was the breaststroke leg of Clarksburg’s third place 200 medley relay team, splitting 25.42.

Top Times – SCY:

  • 50 breast: 25.42 (relay)
  • 100 breast: 55.49
  • 200 breast: 1:58.82

Top Times – LCM: 

  • 50 breast: 29.79
  • 100 breast: 1:03.36
  • 200 breast: 2:17.58

The Tennessee men finished 2nd at the 2022 SEC Championships and 18th at NCAAs. It took a 1:58.13 to make it back in the 200 breast this past spring at the 2022 SEC Championships, meaning Garner’s best time is within striking distance of scoring. 

Tennessee had a strong group of breastrokers this past year with Jarel Dillard, Brett Champlin, Michael Houlie all qualifying for the ‘A’ final of the 100 breaststroke at SECs, while Dillard made the ‘A’ final, Champlin the ‘B’ final, and Houlie the ‘C’ final of the 200 breaststroke. This group will all be graduated by the time Garner arrives on campus, so Garner could provide Tennessee with some much needed depth to the breaststroke events. 

Garner joins swimmer Wyatt Carlton and diver Harper Thornett in Tennessee’s class of 2027. 

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5 months ago

This young man is THE most underrated breastroker in the recruiting class. Watched him swim and his leg drive and low drag is to die for. I predict him as an NCAA A finalist in the 200 breast his FR year! GO VOLS!!!

Reply to  Radiogaga
5 months ago

Enough to make a grown man cry.

5 months ago

They got a good one! Great kid and incredible teammate!

5 months ago

Rumor has it kids gonna going off

NTG secret admirer
5 months ago

Ridiculous swimmer and trains so hard during practice. Go Jed!!

5 months ago

Go vols baby

Matt Cohen
5 months ago

I know him

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Reply to  Matt Cohen
4 months ago

We know you Matt