While it’s common for entire families to be on the same club team in swimming, siblings aren’t always close enough in age to be in the same group all at once, let alone on the team at the same time. This is not the case for the Fosters.
Hannah, Jake, and Carson Foster have all been swimming for years now, but for the last few years, they’ve actually all been on the same club team, training together in the same group. Although they’ve always been close, they noted a shift when Hannah started being able to drive, and would drive the three of them to practice without parents present. Spending so much time together with just the three of them has brought them even closer, and that doesn’t even touch on their time spent together in the water.
On a typical day, Carson and Hannah swim in the same lane, with Jake swimming two lanes over from them. The day that SwimSwam visited the Mason Manta Rays was no exception. When speaking with their teammates, it was rumored that the Foster’s bickering is infamous and frequent. Both Carson and Hannah confirmed that rumor, although they did say it was purely familial, and hoped their teammates understand.
Hannah, a senior in high school, has committed to swim for the University of Tennessee next year. She said her decision was certainly impacted by how far away the school was from her home, noting that she is extremely close with both of her brothers as well as her parents. Hannah was comforted by the fact that at Tennessee, everyone was merely a car ride away. Jake and Carson agree that it will be a big change in the siblings’ dynamic with one piece of the foster puzzle so far away.
Jake, a junior in high school, recently announced his verbal intent to swim for the University of Texas once he’s done with high school. This follows with the trend of earlier and earlier commitments we’ve been seeing in the past 18 months. Jake considered his decision heavily, and felt that Texas checked all the boxes for him, including good coaching staff, easily relatable team, and perhaps most of all, somewhere that Carson could potentially follow him to.
Carson jumped at the opportunity, sending his verbal intent to the longhorns a month after Jake did as only a sophomore in high school. When asked about the decision, Carson said that he and Jake had gone on all of the same college visits, and they has dreamed of going to school together. After their visits, the only school they really overlapped in all facets on was Texas. So once Jake committed to the longhorns, it was an easy choice for Carson.