Versatile Kevin Glennon (2022) Gives Verbal Commitment to Kentucky

Kevin Glennon has verbally committed to swim at the University of Kentucky beginning in the fall of 2022. Glennon will add a significant amount of depth to the Wildcat’s roster, as he’s qualified for Futures, Winter Juniors, or the US Open in 7 individual SCY events.

“I’m excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and study at the University of Kentucky! I am thankful for all the family, friends and coaches that have helped me along the way! GO CATS🔵 #bbn”

Glennon swims year-round with the Countryside Ralph Stolle YMCA in Lebanon, Ohio. Glennon competed at the 18&U Winter Championships – WI PX and qualified for finals in each of his 6 individual events. In addition, he notched a new personal best in each.

His best times in SCY are:

  • 50 free – 20.98
  • 100 free – 46.78
  • 200 free – 1:41.24
  • 50 back – 22.83
  • 100 back – 48.99
  • 200 back – 1:49.36
  • 50 fly – 22.23
  • 100 fly – 48.16
  • 200 fly – 1:49.84
  • 200 IM 1:49.95
  • 400 IM – 3:56.07

Glennon has made substantial improvements within the past few seasons. Here’s some events that highlight Glennon’s progression:

Event Previous Best Time Personal Best Time
50 free 23.3 (10/19) 20.98 (2/21)
200 fly  1:53.01 (10/20) 1:49.84 (12/20)
200 IM 1:53.55 (11/19) 1:49.95 (12/20)
400 IM 4:08.10 (11/19) 3:56.07 (4/21)

Notably, in the 200 fly, Glennon dropped a staggering 4 seconds in only 2 months.

Glennon is a rising senior at Kings Mills High School and has had success at the Ohio State Championships. He is a 9-time state finalist, spanning both individual events and relays. At the 2021 OHSAA Division I State Championships, Glennon placed 3rd in the 100 fly (48.76) and 6th in the 100 back (50.06). Glennon has earned numerous NISCA All-American honors based on his performances at the Ohio State Championships.

Glennon also had great leadoff performances in Kings Mills’ sprint relays. Glennon led off Mills’ 3rd place 200 medley in 22.83, which was the fastest 50 back split in the field by almost a full second. Later in the meet, he led off the 200 freestyle relay in 20.98, which placed 4th at the state meet.

Glennon’s range of events will be utilized upon his arrival to Lexington, Kentucky. Based on the 2020-2021 season results, Glennon will enter ranked with the #4 best time in the 50 free, which indicates his potential to be on Wildcat relays. Glennon is also ranked as the #2 50 backstroker, #3 100 backstroker, #3 50 flyer, and the #3 100 flyer.

He has a similar event specialty to Mason Wilby, who was the team’s top scoring swimmer at last year’s SEC Championship meet, including a 4th place finish in the 200 fly and a 6th place finish in the 200 IM.

The University of Kentucky is a Division I school that competes out of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). At the 2021 men’s SEC Championships, Kentucky placed 7th with 759 points. While Glennon is not currently in scoring range at the conference or NCAA level, he’s only .7 off the 100 fly and 1.2 seconds off the 100 back NCAA “B” cuts.

The Wildcats are led by head coach Lars Jorgensen. Jorgensen, who runs both programs, led the Wildcat women to their first SEC Championship title in 2021. As an athlete, Jorgensen represented the United States in the 1500 free at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

Glennon will join Drew Johnson, Phillip Khenner, Sean Mackey, Ryan Merani, McCord Riegler, and Levi Sandidge, who is the #22 ranked recruit of the entire class of 2022, as members of the incoming class of 2026.

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UKWildcat
1 year ago

There are several other 2022 male commits to Kentucky that are not listed in the final paragraph of this article

DJTrockstoYMCA
1 year ago

Wow!