Jackson Olin (’20) commits to Boston University for swimming

Jackson Olin ('20) performs the butterfly for ASL during a swim meet. Olin will be a part of the swim and dive team at Boston University.

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Jackson Olin ('20) performs the butterfly for ASL during a swim meet. Olin will be a part of the swim and dive team at Boston University.

Michael Flaherty, Sports Editor: Online

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Competitive swimming always has been a part of Jackson Olin’s (’20) life. Now, his swimming career is continuing at Boston University after committing on Sept. 29.

After having a list of schools, Olin decided on Boston University because he wanted a swim program where he could be an impactful member of the team and also be at a great academic school.  “I wanted to be a big fish in a little pond and then go to a good school as well,” he said.  

Olin was considering other schools as well, but most of the other schools were Division III schools.  The reason he decided against these Division III schools was because those schools could not help with admissions, whereas Boston University could, as it is a Division I program.

In early September, Olin went on an official visit to Boston University and realized that it was the school for him. He met the whole team and some of the other commits that were considering Boston University. “Within a day, I had like 50 new followers of every single person I met, which was pretty crazy,” he said. “I really liked everybody there, including the recruits, which is a huge reason why I committed.”