Jack Frazier of Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club announced his commitment to swim for the West Virginia University Mountaineers.
Frazier has posted respectable freestyle times but his butterfly events will contribute to the program which Head Coach Vic Riggs has led for nearly a decade. Upon his arrival in Morgantown, Frazier’s butterfly times could place him in the top five of the Mountaineers’ butterfly class based on the squad’s previous year. Both of the South Carolina native’s fastest butterfly races would have finaled at the 2015 Big 12 Conference Championships, making Frazier a competitive freshman for WVU Swimming come 2016.
“I chose West Virgina because I felt the most at home there. Once I stepped on campus, I felt like I was already accepted by the athletes and coaching staff as a Mountaineer.”
“I have been fortunate enough to not have any major injuries. I haven’t always been a sole butterfly swimmer; I hadn’t really found “my stroke” until sophomore year in high school, and even then, I didn’t swim the 200 fly shave-and-tapered until this past April at YMCA Nationals. Now I consider myself a flyer with sprint thru mid distance freestyle talent too.
The Riverside High School senior recently claimed a 1st place finish in the 100 fly on October 17th at the 2015 SCHSL 4A Championships. His best times for the 100 fly and 200 fly were swam at the 2015 YMCA Short Course National Championships where he placed 9th and 4th respectively.
In addition to his athletic accomplishments, Frazier finished the 2013-2014 season with an USA Swimming Scholastic All-American achievement. Together his accolades flag him as a balanced pick up.