Jimmy  Dagley

Jimmy Dagley


Hudson, Ohio

High School:
Hudson High School



2014-15 - JUNIOR

  • Along with teammates Ross Dibblin, Tyler Mills and Troy Tillman, Dagley helped UT's 'A' Relay team earn second place in the 200 Medley Relay.
  • Won his first race of the season by clocking a 50.10 time in the 100-yard backstroke at UNCW.
  • Finished with four top-4 finishes (and three third-place finishes) at Queens and UNC
  • Earned a pair of top-2 finishes in the 100 and 200 Back against IU and UK, clocking a 49.05 to win the 100 and a 1:48.99 to take second in the 200 behind teammate Sean Lehane
  • Swam a current season-best 1:46.58 in the A final of the 200 Back at the Nike Cup, where he finished in third place
  • Won the 100 back at LSU in 49.49
  • Finished third in the 100 back against Georgia in 49.28
  • Finished third in the 200 back at Texas A&M in 1:49.35


  • Finished the 100 back in 24th place (48.97)
  • Finished the 200 back prelims with a time of 1:47.31

2013-14 - SOPHOMORE

  • Emerged as one of the Vols' top backstrokers to start his sophomore year
  • Competed in five meets during the fall season, focusing primarily on the 100 and 200 backstroke
  • Placed in the top five in four fall meets in the 100 backstroke, swimming a fall-best 49.91 against Indiana and Kentucky on Nov. 1, placing third.
  • Finished second twice in four fall meets in the 200 backstroke, against South Carolina and at the Georgia Tech Invitational to end the fall season.
  • Posted career best times in 100 backstroke (49.27) and 200 backstroke (1:47.81) against Missouri and Virginia Tech, placing 4th in both events
  • Against Georgia, he finished 3rd in 100 backstroke (49.40) and 5th in 200 backstroke (1:48.84)


  • Finished in the B Final of the 100 yard backstroke with a time of 47.96.
  • Also individually competed in the 200 IM (1:47.51) and 200 yard backstroke (1:45.71)
  • Reached the C Final in both of those events.

2012-13 - FRESHMAN

  • Started out UT career at UNC Wilmington, taking third in the 200 freestyle (1:44.59) and third in the 200 backstroke (1:55.73)
  • Swam the 200 free and 200 back again at Kentucky, placing 11th and fourth respectively
  • Set new personal best of 1:52.78 in the 200 back in the home opener against Louisville
  • Competed in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke for the second meet in a row against Ohio State, finishing fourth in the 200 backstroke
  • Achieved six career bests at UT Invite, 50 free(21.72), 100 free (47.80), 200 free (1:44.06), 200 back (1:52.35), 200 IM (1:55.91) and 400 IM (4:11.90)
  • Concentrated on the backstroke events during the spring semester, competing against Virginia Tech, Georgia and Florida.
  • His best meet prior to the SEC Championships came at home against Georgia. He placed fourth in the 100 backstroke (50.49) and sixth in the 200 backstroke (1:50.87)


  • Set career bests in his first conference meet, taking 34th in the 100 backstroke (50.01) and 29th in the 200 backstroke (1:48.05).


  • A fourth-time high school All-American and was named 14-time All-Ohio while swimming for Hudson High School
  • Named the Northeast Ohio Conference Swimmer of the Year in 2012
  • Held 13 high school team records
  • Four-time high school state qualifier
  • Received the Greater Akron Touchdown Club Swimming All-Star Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Competed at three USA Junior Nationals in 2010 and 2011
  • Traveled to Viena, Austria, for the United World Games in 2007, where he won a gold and silver medal
  • Competed in club swimming for H.E.A.T. (Hudson Explorers Aquatics Team).


  • Born: August 23, 1994
  • Parents: James and Elizabeth Dagley
  • Parents swam at Duke the same time as Tennessee head coach Matt Kredich
  • Has two younger siblings, William and Kristin.
  • Recipient of the Bay Family Athletic Scholarship Fund



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