Top Uncommitted Recruits in the Boy’s High School Class of 2022

With the high school class of 2021 officially beginning their college swimming careers, the focus now shifts to the high school class of 2022. Many of the top athletes in the class have already announced their verbal commitments to colleges around the country, including 19 out of the 20 girls and 16 out of the 20 boys ranked in SwimSwam’s Rankings of the High School Class of 2022. 

However, there are still several notable athletes who have yet to announce their commitment to any school. Although several factors may be contributing to this, it is impossible to know when they’ll officially announce which college they are going to. 

On the boy’s side, there are currently 4 top-20 recruits who have not committed to a college yet, they are #6 Sebastien Sergile, #9 Sam Powe, #11 Zhier Fan, and #15 Andres Dupont Cabrera

All four swimmers currently reside in states that are home to some of the top NCAA programs in the country, Sergile is from Georgia, Powe is from Tennessee, Fan is from Texas, and Dupont Cabrera is from Florida. With this, it seems likely that at least one of these swimmers will remain in-state. 

Sergile, who competes for Swim Atlanta is an incredibly versatile swimmer, who focuses primarily on the mid-distance freestyle and butterfly events. Since early 2020, Sergile has quickly evolved into one of the top talents in this entire recruiting class, dropping over 3 seconds off of his 200 freestyle time, 5 seconds off of his 200 butterfly, and 3 seconds off of his best time in the 200 IM since the end of the pandemic lockdown. Sergile is also coming off of a strong summer in the long course pool, where he placed 3rd overall in the 200 butterfly at Wave I of US Olympic Trials, just missing Wave II. 

Powe is another swimmer who saw huge drops last year. When the rankings for the High School Class of 2022 originally dropped in 2020, Powe wasn’t even mentioned on the list. However, he rose all the way to the #9 ranked recruit in 2021 after dropping over 6 seconds in the 200 backstroke (1:48.4 to 1:42.3), putting himself on the cusp of an NCAA-invite time. Powe also has decent range in the 100 and 200 freestyle, giving him value as a relay swimmer in the NCAA format. 

Fan is the best breaststroke prospect in the entire class, holding times of 53.36 in the 100 breast and 1:56.99 in the 200 breast. Although he hasn’t dropped as much as some of the other swimmers in his class during his junior year, Fan still saw several personal bests in 2021, including a 1 second drop in the 100 breast, a 2 second drop in the 200 breast, and a 2 second drop in the 200 IM. 

Cabrera represents Mexico internationally, but like quite of few of our top class of 2022 swimmers with international roots, he trains out of the U.S. and competes at the club and high school level within the United States. Although he focused more on long course for the 2021 season, attempting to qualify for Mexico’s Olympic  Team, Cabrera still made big strides in the short course pool. Like Powe, he was unranked in the initial rankings for the class of 2022, but managed to drop times of 20.28, 43.91, and 1:35.60 in the freestyle events to slot himself into the conversation.

Several other “Best of the Rest” recruits are also still uncommitted, including 

  • Reid Miller (Sprint Freestyle: 20.2/44.8/1:37.4)
  • Riley Sampson (Distance Freestyle: 15:25/9:11/4:22.7/1:38.0)
  • Ronald Dalmacio (Backstroke: 48.2/1:46.0)
  • Justin Bender (Breaststroke: 54.3/1:59.7)
  • Tom Caps (Breaststroke: 55.1/2:02.0 – but a long course 1:03.1BR)

Top Uncommitted Swimmers: Boy’s High School Class of 2022

6 Sebastien Sergile SwimAtlanta GA
200 free – 1:35.13, 200 fly – 1:44.05, 200 IM – 1:47.71, 400 IM – 3:49.25, 100 fly – 48.35, 200 back – 1:46.98, 100 free – 44.31, 500 free – 4:23.30, 1650 free – 15:32.55
9 Sam Powe McCallie GPS Aquatics TN
200 back – 1:42.39, 100 back – 47.07, 200 free – 1:37.76
11 Zhier Fan Metroplex Aquatics TX
100 breast – 53.36, 200 breast – 1:56.99, 200 IM – 1:47.76, 400 IM – 3:57.15, 200 back – 1:45.44
15 Andres Dupont Cabrera Bolles School FL
200 free – 1:35.60, 100 free – 43.91, 50 free – 20.28, 100 fly – 48.77
Best of the Rest Reid Miller SwimMAC NC
50 free – 20.2, 100 free – 44.8, 200 free -1:37.4
Best of the Rest Riley Sampson Central Florida Marlins FL
1650 free – 15:25, 1000 free -9:11, 500 free – 4:22.7, 200 free – 1:38.0
Best of the Rest Ronald Dalmacio Rose Bowl Aquatics CA
100 back – 48.2, 200 back -1:46.0
Best of the Rest Justin Bender Spartans Aquatic Club GA
100 breast – 54.3, 200 breast -1:59.7
Best of the Rest Tom Caps Aulea Swim Club HI
100 breast – 55.1, 200 breast – 2:02.0 – but a long course 1:03.1BR
N/A Matthew Chai Fullerton Aquatic Sports Team CA
1000 free – 9:15.00, 1650 free – 15:21/99, 200 free – 1:44.90
N/A Colby Hatton Clovis Swim Club CA
50 free – 19.96, 100 free – 44.20
N/A Hunter Lund Premier Aquatics Club of Klein TX
200 free – 1:38.73, 500 free – 4:24.20, 1000 free – 9:07.23, 1650 free – 15:40.48
N/A Jc Castrillon Long Island Aquatic Club NJ
1650 free – 15:19.84, 1000 free – 9:12.44, 500 free – 4:26.33, 200 free – 1:38.19
N/A Stuart Higdon Area Tallahassee Aquatic Club FL
1650 free – 15:25.53, 1000 free – 9:09.28, 500 free – 4:25.26, 200 free – 1:39.53
N/A Steven Bendoraitis Scarlet Aquatic Club NJ
1650 free – 15:35.08, 500 free – 4:30.34, 200 free – 1:42.36
N/A Luca PG Gissendaner Scottsdale Aquatics Club AZ
100 breast – 53.50, 200 breast – 2:01.14, 50 free – 20.88, 100 fly – 50.68
N/A Sage Sungail Patriot Aquatics FL
50 free – 20.43, 100 free – 44.77, 200 free – 1:37.99, 100 back – 51.10, 100 fly – 49.99
N/A Saavan Shah Swim Atlanta GA
100 breast – 54.79, 200 breast – 2:00.72, 200 IM – 1:53.99
N/A Max Vega Cuevas Baja California CA
400 IM – 4:23.60, 200 IM – 2:04.75, 400 free – 4:04.27, 200 breast – 2:24.08 (all times in LCM)

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OhioSwimmer
13 days ago

Carl Bloebaum is committed to V Tech

PVSFree
Reply to  OhioSwimmer
13 days ago

Geez that fly group at Tech is insane

wolfensf
13 days ago

UF needs some 200 Free and 200 Back help.

Hswimmer
Reply to  wolfensf
13 days ago

Sergile could help with Free/Fly

SwimPhan
13 days ago

I thought I heard somewhere (perhaps on some recruiting twitter) that Gissendaner verballed to USC. He’s on the same Scottsdale Aquatic Club as current 2021 Trojan recruit Daniel Matheson.

HJones
13 days ago

Not sure how accurate this is, but I heard Zhier Fan is committed, but is waiting to get official acceptance to the university before announcing it.

tnp101
12 days ago

How many of these kids are waiting for Stanford admissions? Anyone knows?

shhhhh
Reply to  tnp101
11 days ago

maybe some of the top 20 ones but the rest are probably waiting for an Ivy.

Guerra
12 days ago

Keep Indiana University, lead by GOAT Coach and Hall of Famer, Ray Looze, and Cory Chitwood and staff. They are taking kids and making them great!

Beth Anne Jalbert
12 days ago

Missing Drew Jalbert from CAC! Uncommitted 55.2 100 fly long course

tcaps lover
12 days ago

My boy Tom Caps is goated Every coach needs to hit the bro up!

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