D1 Swim Recruit Taking State by Storm


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Trevor Baggett

Louisville swim recruit, Ryan Hogan, continues to impress as he breaks school and state records in his last and only high school swim season. In his first year swimming for Timberlane Regional High School, Ryan has broken all the individual school records he has participated in. He has the school records in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, and 200 individual medley. 


Going into his senior year, Ryan Hogan took a different route down his amazing swim career by swimming for the TRHS team. Prior to this decision, he had only swum for his club team, Solo Aquatics. He had attended many events and meets including junior nationals and the U.S. Open.


The biggest achievement of all of them happened on June 14th, when he committed to the University of Louisville to bring his swim and academic talents to Kentucky. Louisville is a D1 school that always has a high NCAA ranking every year, so this is quite an accomplishment. 


Swimming for the school was really a surprise to everyone considering he did not do so his first three years of high school. When his Solo Aquatics coach Meghan Feeran, who is also the TRHS swim coach, was asked about this decision, she replied with, “Ryan is a great athlete, and it’s a great addition to the team this year. He has been great for the team with leadership and talent. He has managed to break a handful of school records  and state times in only his first 3 meets this year. I’m proud of him and wish him the best of luck moving forward.”


Coming from a family that has a big name in the TRHS swim history with both his older sisters swimming all four years here, Ryan’s expectations were high. He wasted no time doing this by breaking the school record in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, and 200 individual medley. He also took the state’s best times in all of these except for the 50 free where he put up the second fastest time. 


Ryan has this to say about swimming for Timberlane this year. “Joining the TRHS swim team this year was a decision I made to try and enjoy being part of the team and participate in the sport I have loved for many years. I’m having a lot of fun so far and I am very happy with this decision to be a part of this team this year.” 


As the season slowly comes to an end in late February, Ryan will look to continue his successful season and break some more school records, along with some personal goals as well. One of these include breaking the state 50 free time where he is only 0.2 seconds from the top. 


His next meet is states on February 20th where he looks to win as many events as he can.