Carmel High School, 1990 – 94
Jason Lancaster swam for Carmel High School where he was a seven-time individual state champion for the Greyhounds. He was a versatile swimmer, winning titles in four different events. His freshman year he won the 200 and 500-yard freestyle events. As a sophomore, he repeated as champion in the 200-yard freestyle. As a junior and senior he swept the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly events, establishing championship records in each event. As a senior, he established a new NISCA national record in the 200-yard individual medley time of 1:46.90 that stood for 14 years. He also contributed to 5 relay titles bringing his total number of championships to 12, making him tied for the most for boy’s championships. He also contributed to Carmel’s four team state championships during his career.
Jason went on to swim for the University of Michigan where he was the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year in 1995 winning two events at the championships. He contributed to Michigan’s 1995 NCAA team title, and on the 1996 NCAA champion 800-yard freestyle relay that established an American Record. He also won gold at the World University Games in the 100-meter butterfly in 1995. Jason lives in Carmel and works in medical sales.