Breaststroke specialist Jack Oleson chooses Lafayette College for 2021

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Jack Olson shared his decision to pursue his academic and athletic career at Collège Lafayette from the 2021-2022 season. He is a year-round swimmer at Tollefson Swimming and recently graduated from St. John’s College high school.

I am delighted to announce that I will be swimming at Collège Lafayette next year. After visiting the campus, I knew Lafayette was the perfect fit for me. I want to thank everyone who helped me get to this point. Without my family, friends and coaches none of this would have been possible. I look forward to the fall. Throw Pards!

Oleson was the captain of the St. John’s varsity swim team during his senior season. He has qualified for the Washington Metropolitan Prep School League 3 times. In February 2020, he returned to the B final of the 200 IM. He touched 15th in the preliminaries to win an evening race and lost 1.7 seconds in the evening, climbing 5 places to finish 10th. He was 18th in the 100 backstroke and was a member of the St. John’s 200 IM and 400 free relay.

At the end of his final season, Oleson was named St. John’s College High School Male Swimmer of the Year. In addition to swimming, Oleson is a swimming lesson instructor and a good student. He was named to the St. John’s Honor Roll.

Best SCY times:

  • 100 chest – 1:02:40
  • 200 chest – 2: 19.60
  • 50 free – 23.51
  • 100 free – 51.89
  • 100 return – 57.73

Lafayette College finished 7th out of 10 teams at the 2020 Patriot League Championships. Distance swimmer Justin lloyd scored individual points for the team, finishing 16th in the 500 and 14th in the 1650. Aaron Tupper She also returned for an evening swim, reaching 16th place in the B final of the 100 freestyle.

Oleson to join Pennsylvania District 2AA champion Peter Kawash as a member of the Leopards class of 2025.

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