Summer Juniors Qualifier Alex Hazlett (2022) Makes Verbal Commitment to Yale

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Greenwich, Connecticut’s Alex Hazlett has announced his verbal commitment to the application process* at Yale University for the 2022-23 school year. His sister Kate Hazlett is a rising sophomore at Harvard and their father, Robert (“Bert”) Hazlett swam for Yale in the class of 1987. He was captain of the Yale Swimming and Diving team and was a program record-holder in the 50 free and as a member of several relays.

“I am proud and honored to announce my commitment to the admissions process to swim and study at Yale University!! I could not be more grateful to my family, friends, and coaches for their endless support in helping me get to this point. Go Bulldogs!! #boolaboola”

Hazlett is a member of the class of 2022 at Brunswick School where he swims and plays varsity baseball. A two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, he was a member of the Brunswick 4×100 SCM freestyle relay that broke the National Independent School record in December 2019.

In March at the Easterns Virtual Championships, he won the 100 fly (48.56) and 200 IM (1:48.67). He went best times in both events and also in the 50/100 free leading off the 200/400 free relays. Two weeks later he bettered his 100 fly time at the ISCA International Senior Cup in St. Petersburg, Florida. Finaling in the 50 free (24th), 200 free (20th), 100 breast (27th), 100 fly (19th), 200 fly (16th), and 200 IM (17th), he left the meet with PBs in the SCY 200 free (1:39.09), 100 fly (48.47), and 200 fly (1:50.31) and the LCM 100 breast (1:08.18).

Hazlett had a strong performance last November at the U.S. Open-Richmond. He earned new PBs in the 50m free (23.76), 100m free (52.19), 100m fly (56.04), and 200m IM (2:05.59).

Hazlett does his year-round swimming with the Greenwich YWCA Dolphins Swim Team. His top SCY times include:

  • 200 IM – 1:48.67
  • 400 IM – 4:03.11
  • 100 fly – 48.47
  • 200 fly – 1:50.31
  • 50 free – 20.81
  • 100 free – 44.98
  • 200 free – 1:39.09
  • 100 breast – 56.76
  • 100 back – 51.28
  • 200 back – 1:54.15

Hazlett will suit up for the Bulldogs in the class of 2026 with Finn Henry, Jack Maketa, Lucius Brown, Nareg Minassian, and Tommy Park.

*Note: A verbal commitment between an Ivy League coach and a prospective student-athlete is not an offer of admission, as only the Admission Office has that authority. The coach can only commit his or her support in the admission process. Ivy League Admission Offices do not issue “Likely Letters” before October 1 of the prospective student-athlete’s senior year of high school. The Likely Letter, while issued after an initial read of the student’s application, is not an offer of admission to the university.

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Coach Mike 1952
2 months ago

Nice times, great head of hair too! Congratulations Alex.

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Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
2 months ago

^^^^^^This. I’m especially jealous of that hair.

2 months ago

Gosh… there is more info about the father than the kid.

Reply to  Phil
2 months ago

There are 37 words in a 459 word article about his father, so you must be using a different standard for “more info” than I am.

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago

Yea… too many words about the father.

Nooooobody Caaaaaares
Reply to  Phil
2 months ago

You’re a bad commenter lol

2 months ago

When is Yale going to build their new pool that they have been talking about for years? Just curious…..

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