Forrest Frazier Leads Boys Swim Team to 7th Place State Finish


Eric Lycke

Forrest Frazier ’20 prepares to jump off the blocks for his 100M Breastroke race during the State Swim Meet on February 9th, 2018 at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

Rika Yahashiri and Eric Thomas

For the past 13 years, the Boys State Swim Meet has been held at the Marshalltown YMCA. This year, the event was moved to Iowa City’s own Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, giving high school swimmers from across the state an unprecedented level of opportunity.  

“Now that State is at the fastest pool in Iowa,” said Head Coach Zane Hugo. “We’re gonna be seeing a lot of breaking records.”  

City swimmer Forrest Frazier ‘20 proved Hugo right. Just a sophomore, Frazier has already demonstrated his prowess in the pool by holding four City High records and being a staple of City’s state team last year. This year, however, he proved he’s on another level.

As an individual alone he captured two first-place finishes in the 100 Butterfly and 100 Breastroke, earning All-American status, and set the new state record for the 100 Breastroke, earning him the title of Athlete of the Year.

“I mean I did really well in all of my individual events, [getting] two wins but I wouldn’t have been able to do it without my team behind me, I’m really happy with what happened in the medley relay,” Frazier said. “Our team did great as a whole because we each individually put in the work, getting 7th at state overall is big.”

The team’s seventh-place finish is the highest for any Mississippi Valley Conference team this year. After just the first three events City had scored more points than they had last year at State. This was in part to the second place finish of the 200 Medley Relay of Forrest Frazier ‘20, Louis Stephan ‘20, Eric Thomas ‘18, and Mickale Sadecky ‘18. The team also broke their own school record set just last week by almost three seconds.

This improvement from last season gives Hugo great excitement for next season.

“The next couple years are gonna be fast for City with the State team [being] mainly underclassmen, and our freshman who didn’t make it to State all have potential.”


Eric Lycke
Forrest Frazier ’20 glances at the results of his race, Saturday, February 9th, 2018, during the State Swim meet at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.