The State of West Virginia doesn’t necessarily produce a great depth of swimming talent out of the high school ranks, but that which it does produce, the Mountaineers have had a lot of success with keeping home. That includes State Record holders Nate Carr and Tim Squires, both of whom were on West Virginia’s NCAA-qualifying relays last season.
They’re hoping that they’ve struck gold again with a commitment from Notre Dame High School swimmer Jake Preaskorn.
He’s solid across many events, but primarily has excelled in the backstroke races. His best times there include 52.81 in the 100 yard distance and 1:52.18 in the 200 yard distance.
He’s also a very good breaststroker, especially in long course, and IM’er in both long course in short course. His IM bests in yards are 1:53.32/4:07.39.
He is the defending West Virginia State Champion in the 200 IM (by more than 7 seconds) and was the runner-up last year in the 100 back.
He swims for the same HEAT club team that produced the aforementioned Tim Squires.