The National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association recently announced its 2021-2022 High School Swimming All-America athletes and Brunswick School was represented by a wealth of standout swimmers.
Six Bruins swimmers earned NISCA All-America honors in a combined nine events, with Brunswick 2022 graduates Alex Hazlett and Lucas Hodgson earning All-American honors in numerous events.
Hazlett, who is headed to Yale University, where he will continue his swimming career, made the NISCA All-America list in an astounding seven events.
The NISCA presents the athletes with the top 100 times in each event with All-America accolades. Hazlett, a Greenwich resident, received All-America honors in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:38.33, which he produced at the NEPSAC Division I Championships this past March. His time, which was good for first place at the NEPSAC Championships, was 45th in the nation. In the 200-yard individual medley, Hazlett produced the 12th fastest time in the country, clocking in at an All-America time of 1:47.37.
The 100-yard butterfly event was another one in which Hazlett dominated in throughout his Bruins career. He raced to a first-place finish at the NEPSAC Division I finals in a NISCA All-American time of 48.02 seconds (29th best time in the nation). Hazlett swam the 13th fastest time in the nation in the 100-yard freestyle this past season, registering an eye-opening time of 44.08 for the Bruins.
Hazlett was also a NISCA All-American in the 50-freestyle (:20.66, 88th in the country.
Hodgson, a 2022 Brunswick graduate and Greenwich resident, will soon take his swimming skills to the University of Michigan. Hodgson won the NEPSAC Division I title in the 50-yard freestyle this past season with a NISCA All-America time of :19.90, the seventh fastest time in the country.
He also captured the gold medal at the NEPSAC Division I Championships in the 100-backstroke, clocking in at 48.14 seconds (All-America time, 26th in the nation).
In the 200-medley relay, Hodgson, Hazlett, rising junior Benjamin Wu and rising senior Patrick Mullen combined for an All-America time of 1:28.51, ranking their finish fourth in the nation. They claimed the first-place medal at the NEPSAC championship meet.
The 200-freestyle relay saw Hodgson, Francis Gehring (2022 graduate), rising junior Ryan Ohl and Mullen post a time of 1:22.82 (All-America time, 12th on the list, first at NEPSAC Division I Championships).
Ohl, Wu, Mullen and Hazlett were 19th on the NISCA All-America list in the 400 freestyle relay, combining for a winning time of 3:03.60 at the NEPSAC championship meet.
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