Summer Juniors Qualifier Andrew Zettle Verbals to In-state Texas Longhorns

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Andrew Zettle from Southlake, Texas has announced his commitment to the University of Texas for 2022-23.

“I am excited to announce that I will be furthering my academic and swimming career at the University of Texas!  I can’t wait to join the Longhorn family.  Hook ’em horns!”

Andrew will take the baton from his brother Alex Zettle, currently a senior on the Longhorns’ swimming and diving roster. Their sister Ashley Zettle swims at Florida State, where both their parents swam (Craig Zettle was an All-American and held the 100 breast school record for eight years).

A senior at Southlake Carroll Senior High School, Zettle was an A finalist in both the 100 free (7th) and 200 free (7th) at the 2021 Texas UIL 6A State Swimming and Diving Championships. He further contributed to Southlake Carroll’s fourth-place team finish with the leadoff leg on the fourth-place 400 free relay and the breaststroke leg on the seventh-place 200 medley relay.

Zettle does his year-round swimming with Lakeside Aquatic Club. He had a couple of very strong meets in 2021, beginning with the Lone Star Spring Invitational in March, where he notched lifetime bests in the 50/100/200/500 free, 200 back, and 100 breast.

Similarly, he unleashed a torrent of PBs at Austin Sectionals in July, going LCM bests in the 50 free (24.12), 100 free (52.03), 200 free (1:55.59), 400 free (4:03.49), 100 back (59.52), 200 back (2:09.37), and 200 IM (2:07.72).

Zettle will join the Texas class of 2026 with Alec Enyeart, Alec Filipovic, Alexander Turney, Charlie Crosby, Holden Smith, Manning Haskal, Ryan Branon, and Spencer Aurnou-Rhees.

Best SCY times:

  • 50 free – 21.06
  • 100 free – 44.74
  • 200 free – 1:38.68
  • 500 free – 4:27.79
  • 200 back – 1:52.00
  • 100 breast – 58.59
  • 200 breast – 2:09.02

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2 years ago


Reply to  MCH
2 years ago

This kid is in-state. Tuition at UT for in-state costs $11K. I think it’s safe to say that he’s not factoring into your “9.9” comment at all.

Reply to  swimgeek
2 years ago

Haters gonna hate

Generally speaking, people from south lake aren’t going to find UT tuition prohibitive either

Reply to  Horninco
2 years ago

And just to be clear — I’m not “hating” on Mr. Zettle at all. Dude is going :44/1:38/4:28 — he is very legit. But I’m speculating that he’s the kind of swimmer Eddie can probably get outside of the scholarship realm, especially b/c he’s in-state and it’s inexpensive. The 9.9 applies to full rides (not literal dollars) — whether it’s worth $11K of tuition (in-state) or $40K of tuition (out of state). My guess is that more of the 9.9 are used on out of state kids who have a much larger bill to pay.

2 years ago

Hot damn 21.0/44.7 is seriously impressive, he must’ve come home like a freight train

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Reply to  PVSFree
2 years ago

21.4 to the feet so it’s likely he has more in the 50 than he has shown.

2 years ago


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