Swimming & Diving
Jack Hamilton - Swimming & Diving - University of Kentucky Athletics

JackHamilton

  • position Freestyle/Backstroke/IM
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Pleasant Ridge, Mich.
  • Major Kinesiology
  • High school Berkley High School

Top Times (SCY):
100 Backstroke: 49.63 (Michigan DII State Championships, 3/27/21)
200 Backstroke: 1:45.56 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/19/22)
200 IM: 1:50.90 (Michigan DII State Championships, 3/27/21)
400 IM: 3:51.51 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/17/22)
500 Freestyle: 4:25.60 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/16/22)

Top Times (LCM):
100 Backstroke: 58.91 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/16/21)
200 Backstroke: 2:07.21 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/18/21)
200 IM: 2:08.60 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/15/21)
400 IM: 4:36.43 (NCSA Summer Championships, 8/7/19)
400 Freestyle: 4:04.71 (NCSA Summer Championships, 8/9/19)

2021-22 (Freshman): Earned all best times at the SEC Championships where he finished 27th in the 200 back (1:45.56), 27th in the 400 IM (3:51.51) and 39th in the 500 free (4:25.60) … Finaled in four events at the midseason Ohio State Invitational where his highest finish was a 21st-place showing in the 200 back (1:48.10) … Had 12 top-5 finishes throughout the dual meet season, highlighted by taking second in the 100 back (50.98) and third in the 200 back (1:50.29) against Miami Ohio … Took third in both the 100 back (50.16) and 500 free (4:35.14) versus Cincinnati … Posted a trio of top-5 finishes in a battle with Tennessee … Raced to fifth in the 200 free (1:41.35) in a tri-meet with Auburn and NC State.

Prior to UK: Named team captain at Berkley High School where he earned team MVP four times … Won the 200 IM as a senior and the 100 back as a sophomore at the Michigan DII State Championships … Earned NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors … Also competed for Atlantis Swimming, the same club as UK teammate Cooper Drouillard … Junior National qualifier and nine-time Michigan LSC record holder … Multi-time Sectional Championship finalist … Runner-up for Michigan Boys’ Swimmer of the Year.

Personal: Son of Emily and Benjamin Hamilton … Has one sister, Molly … Graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society.

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