World Junior Champion Grant House Gives Verbal Commitment to ASU

Grant House of Countryside YMCA and St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati, OH, has verbally committed to Arizona State and Bob Bowman’s increasingly dangerous Sun Devils team.  House, an Ohio high school state champion in the 200 and 500 freestyles, was listed as SwimSwam’s 7th-best male recruit for the class of 2017.

An Olympic Trials qualifier and a 2015 World Junior Champion by way of Team USA’s 800 freestyle relay in Singapore, House has already garnered experience racing the best swimmers in the world and will likely only continue to climb in the ranks under the tutelage of Bowman, who has coached some of the best middle-distance swimmers to ever grace the pool, including Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt.

Some of House’s best times are:

50 Free 20.96
100 Free 44.26
200 Free 1:35.28
500 Free 4:22.96
200 IM 1:47.82
400 IM 3:53.08
200 Breast 1:59.88

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Impressive get by Bowman and ASU. With his ability to draw top recruits (and I’m guessing he’s got some knack for helping kids improve too), ASU should be at least a top-20 program in a few years.


I’m sorry but if a university pay $250k for a swim coach, they need to be top 5 not top 20.

Good get for ASU!! But what happened to him at Trials?


Bob Bowman is worth a lot more that $250k.


By what measure?


Phelps, Schmitt, Kalisz…


It’s a team sport nit individual


What about Agnel, Hoff, Dwyer…


Dwyer swam very well under Bowman. He probably spent more time training with Bowman than Salo in the 6 months leading up to the games. Even though he hasn’t been the same since he left Phillipe Lucas, Agnel credits Bowman for keeping him in the sport. yes, Hoff and others bombed with Bob, but I think you can say that about a great many other coaches.


I think he makes over $500k per year minimum… it should be public knowledge since it is a public university.

Parent of 2017 Recruit

It would be nice if everyone could just say congratulations to this young man and ASU. What difference does it make if you are top 5 or top 50 or even top 200? One thing I have learned as a swim parent for over 12 years is that you can’t count anyone out. My son didn’t even have a National cut until this year but he is a late bloomer and is still developing. He has been dropping about 2- 4 seconds (depending on the race) each year in most of his races but no one knows who he is yet. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t worthy of attending a top school. There are a lot of factors that… Read more »

Sean Justice

Top 20 in a few years…..I am betting top 15 this year

Sun Devil Fan


#BowmanEffect Indeed


Who’s bob bowman?


Kid’s gonna need a sunscreen sponsor .

About Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

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