WARSAW – Warsaw Community High School senior swimming standout Jayden Parrett tested the waters at the state championship venue at the IUPUI Natatorium the past two seasons, qualifying for the state championships in back-to-back years. Parrett liked the feel enough that on Monday the senior backstroke standout signed a letter of intent to swim for the IUPUI Jaguars next season.
Parrett set a school-record in the 100 backstroke during the season, and he topped his own mark with a time of 51.96 while competing at the IHSAA State Finals as a junior.
Already a three-year letter winner for the Tiger swim squad, Parrett has swum five years with the YMCA program as well as two years with Pro Swim. Parrett was Rookie of the Year his freshman year and earned team MVP honors both his sophomore and junior years with the Tigers. A two-time All-Northern Lakes Conference swimmer, Parrett backstroked his way to the state finals the past two years – finishing 14th as a sophomore and 10th last year as a junior.
“Swimming has been an great experience for me,” Parrett noted. “It has become a way of life. Hard work, dedication, and discipline has carried over to my academics as well. It has created close friendships and has allowed me to not only pursue my dream of going to college, but also be a part of a Division I sports program.”
A member of the National Honor Society and the Octagon Club, Parrett has had success in the classroom, racking up a tremendous 11.09 Grade-Point-Average on a 12-point scale. Parrett is intending to study biology or microbiology with a Pre-Med emphasis.