YNats Champion Jack Alexy, #5 in 2021, Makes Verbal Commitment to Cal

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Jack Alexy of Mendham, New Jersey has declared his intention to swim at the University of California, Berkeley beginning in the 2021-22 season. Alexy is the 5th-ranked recruit in our Way Too Early list of boys from the high school class of 2021. A junior at The Delbarton School, he is the top three-distance sprinter in the class. As a sophomore, he was runner-up in the 100 free (44.64) and placed 3rd in the 200 free (1:39.19) at the 2019 New Jersey High School Meet of Champions. Alexy does his club swimming with Somerset Hills YMCA. After a breakout meet at Phillips 66 Nationals last summer, in which he clocked the 3rd-fastest 100m free (49.67) ever for a 16-year-old and cleared the 2020 US Olympic Team Trials standard by 8/10, Alexy landed a spot on the USA Swimming Men’s National Junior Team for 2019-20. He also dipped under the Trials standard in the 50 free (going 22.93) at that meet.

Alexy’s sweet spot might turn out to be mid-distance, though, as he dropped 4.1 seconds in his 200 free and 48 seconds in his 500 free during his sophomore year of high school. He won the 100 free (43.07), was runner-up in the 200 free (1:36.81), placed 3rd in the 500 free (4:26.25), and was 4th in the 50 (20.07) at YMCA Short Course National Championships last April. He earned PBs in all four of those events at the meet. He also won the 100 free (43.44) at Speedo Juniors East. He finished 7th in the 50 free (20.29), 8th in the 200 free (1:37.83), 10th in the 100 back (48.17).

Best SCY times:

  • 50 free – 20.07
  • 100 free – 43.07
  • 200 free – 1:36.81
  • 500 free – 4:26.25
  • 100 back – 48.17
  • 200 back – 1:46.19

Alexy will be an immediate impact player for the Golden Bears. His 100 free time is already almost A-final ready at the conference level (it took 43.00 to make top-8 at the 2019 Pac-12 Men’s Championship), while his 50 and 200 free times would have scored in the C finals. Cal’s sprint squad will renew itself over the next two years, as they will lose all the top 10 freestylers from last year by the time Alexy begins.

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swimfan210_
1 year ago

Go Bears!

Hint of Lime
1 year ago

Is that a typo or did he really drop 48 seconds in his 500 in one season? Great pickup for Cal. Go Bears!

Admin
Reply to  Hint of Lime
1 year ago

He sure did.

AustinPoolBoy
1 year ago

43.0 as a sophomore? Dang, that’s fast for a kid!

Dbswims
1 year ago

Seems like all the ranked NJ swimmers are going to Cal. Dare, Destin and now Jack are all going to Cal. Congrats Jack.

DravenOP
1 year ago

He is a big dude, should have great success in college.

Rick Paine
Reply to  DravenOP
1 year ago

7 foot wingspan

CourtneyCaldwellSuperFan
1 year ago

Another one UVA didnt get…

2 Cents
Reply to  CourtneyCaldwellSuperFan
1 year ago

Desorboeffect got another name or a buddy on the team to join him in bashing uva… y’all are scared apparently to resort to these tactics.

CourtneyCaldwellSuperFan
Reply to  2 Cents
1 year ago

@2 Cents the team i root for has no reason to be scared with their 2021 recruiting class lol! I’m an enemy of Desorboeffect as is the rest of the SwimSwam community.

DravenOP
Reply to  CourtneyCaldwellSuperFan
1 year ago

“community” aka a bunch of trolls from NCState?

DravenOP
Reply to  2 Cents
1 year ago

Courtney Caldwell was an NCState swimmer who transferred from NCState to USC. So I would wager to guess this is an NCState alum

CourtneyCaldwellSuperFan
Reply to  DravenOP
1 year ago

Well you know what assuming does….

Doris Schieppe
1 year ago

As Jack’s first coach, I knew right away he was loaded with talent, listened, worked hard, did all I asked of him and was breaking records at a young age. I always thought if I asked him to walk on water he would do it. He is not only a great swimmer, but a fine, mannerly young man which really is the backbone of his success. A lovely family who supports all their children and are role models as parents. So happy Jack came into my life at a young age……….I wish him all the success!

h2olover
Reply to  Doris Schieppe
1 year ago

Doris,
Thanks for comments about Jack. I expect he will do well as a student athlete at Cal. He sounds like a great fit for Durden’s program.

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