The Other Shoe Drops: Carson Foster Makes Verbal Commitment to Texas

Less than a month after his older brother, Jake Foster, announced his intention to swim for the University of Texas in the class of 2023, and putting to rest all the will-he-or-won’t-he speculation, Carson Foster sent out his verbal commitment to the Longhorns via social media today.

“I’m so proud to announce my verbal commitment to swim for the University of Texas!  So thankful for my family, coaches, and friends who have helped me get to where I am today!  Can’t wait to be a part of such a great team, culture, and history!  HOOK’EM?? #UT2024”

Foster, who swims for Mason Manta Rays and Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been on a tear over the last year. As a member of Team USA at the 2017 Junior World Championships in Indianapolis last summer, he won an individual silver medal in the 200m backstroke (1:57.87), as well as two relay medals: gold in the men’s 4×100 medley and silver in the men’s 4×200 free. Also last summer he won the 100 back, 200 back, 200 fly, and 200 IM at Summer Juniors; he placed third in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 fly.

The high school sophomore is a coming off a highly successful meet at 2018 Ohio State High School Division I Championships where he won the 200 free (1:34.19) and 500 free (4:20.21). He set the state record in the 200 and narrowly missed Grant House’s 2017 state mark of 4:19.15 in the 500. Foster led off Cincinnati Sycamore’s 3rd-place medley relay in 21.99 and anchored the 4th-place 400 free relay in 43.89.

Event Best SCY times Best LCM times
400 IM 3:44.16 4:21.10
200 IM 1:43.79 2:01.46
200 back 1:41.66 1:57.87
100 back 47.15 55.61
50 back 21.80 26.48
200 fly 1:46.87 1:58.47
500 free 4:20.21 3:58.14
200 free 1:33.76 1:50.44
100 free 44.98 50.76
50 free 20.28 23.68

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Benjamin Keefe
3 years ago

Ok cool! Hook ’em

4 years ago

Sucks at Fortnite

bobo gigi
4 years ago

Wow! A few days ago I said that if Carson Foster went to Texas it would be huge after his brother and Drew Kibler.
Maybe the entire US 4X200 free relay of 2020 will train at Texas with Haas, Kibler, Conger and Carson Foster. 🙂
I’m curious to see when Destin Lasco will announce his decision. And which university? I’d like to see him at Texas, Florida or Cal.

4 years ago

whats next? kids in kindergarden making verbal commitments to 2040-41 college season?

Reply to  Lolita
4 years ago

I mean if they thrown down fast enough times…

Steve Swims
4 years ago


Tea rex
4 years ago

At this rate I expect Boomer Phelps’ first words will be his verbal commitment to swim at Arizona state.

Go Bearcats
Reply to  Tea rex
4 years ago

This is one of the best comments I’ve seen

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4 years ago


Reply to  Tea rex
4 years ago

Commitment to ASU maybe, but Boomer is gonna play football.

Reply to  Tea rex
4 years ago

Bommer already non-verbally committed to TEXAS! Hook Em.

Go Bearcats
4 years ago

Will the year of training without his brother be good or bad for him?

A$AP Pocky
4 years ago

“omae wa mou shindeiru”

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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