Versatile Joseph Radde Commits to In-state Hoosiers for 2021-22

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Joseph Radde from Granger, Indiana has committed to swim at Indiana University beginning in the fall of 2021.

“I am proud to announce my commitment to Indiana University. I chose Indiana for its academic opportunities, team culture, and amazing coaching staff. I am very thankful for my parents, coaches, and teammates for supporting me in and out of the pool. Go Hoosiers!”

Radde is a senior at Penn High School. He does his year-round swimming with Irish Aquatics and is a national-level qualifier in backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. At the 2020 Indiana High School Boys State Championships, he placed 6th in the 100 fly (49.59) and 10th in the 100 back (49.64). He also led off the state-champion 200 free relay (20.86) and swam fly (22.03) on the 5th-place 200 medley relay.

After a four-month COVID-induced absence from racing, Radde competed at an intraclub time trial in July and picked up a pair of new PBs in the LCM 50 free (24.55) and 100 fly (57.82). In September, he swam at another IA invite, this time picking up new times in the SCY 100 free (45.78) and 200 free (1:41.52). In November he competed in the 100 back and 100 fly at U.S. Open in Indianapolis, going a lifetime best in the LCM 100 back (58.58). But he saved his best performance for the last meet of 2020: the OLY Winter Invite. There, he place top-8 in all his events (100 free, 100 back, 200 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM, and left Michigan with new PBs in the 50/100 free, 100/200 back, 100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 20.70
  • 100 free – 45.73
  • 200 free – 1:41.52
  • 100 back – 48.90
  • 200 back – 1:48.89
  • 100 breast – 56.50
  • 100 fly – 49.25
  • 200 IM – 1:52.05

Radde will suit up for the Hoosiers with fellow class of 2025 commits Aidan Reagan, Christopher Lee, Finn Brooks, Jackson Carlile, Joshua Matheny, Lucas Piunti, Luke Barr, Mason Carlton, Nichita Bortnicov, and Rafael Miroslaw.

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Anzeo Jackson
3 years ago

Interesting topics when it come to water sports

3 years ago

Congratulations! 🎉 good program, with a strong history in athletics & academics! Best of luck

3 years ago

Congrats and best wishes to you and your future teammates. Negative news gets attention but performance in pool, classroom and life lessons matter most. Stay the course and you’ll be successful.

3 years ago

Joe, in case you didn’t know the history of Indiana University Swimming & Diving, let me fill you in…

In the beginning, God created Bloomington, Indiana. In the middle of Bloomington, he put Indiana University. God said, “this is beautiful and good.” He then blessed IU with a swim team and said, “this program will achieve greatness and I will always be with them.” God gave IU a legendary “Doc” as a swim coach and a man that swam faster than people run by the name of “Spitz”. Spitz would move the heavens and the earth in a town called “Munich” and conquer the world seven times in one place and one period. IU attained championship glory and was dominant and God… Read more »

Reply to  Guerra
3 years ago

Have to say it again… this stupidity is getting really old… sometimes downvotes really are a good indicator.

Reply to  Stewie
3 years ago

There’s nothing more in this world that can trouble you more than your negative thoughts…

3 years ago

Joe, congratulations and a warm welcome to Indiana University! I’ve followed your progress and you come from a great program that has the reputation for producing tough kids with a great work ethic. You should be proud of your accomplishments and look forward to, as a Hoosier, accomplishing great things that you never dreamed of at Indiana University. You will fit in perfectly and thrive under our GOAT Head Coach, Ray Looze, and our our Young Promising Superstar Coach, Cory Chitwood. The sky’s the limit!

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Reply to  Guerra
3 years ago

Guerra really loves negative recruiting IU

3 years ago

Might as well post the URL for the transfer portal on any Indiana articles….

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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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