Ian Mikesell


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 5-10
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Last School Mariemont HS
  • Club Team Cincinnati Aquatic Club

Career Bests

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021)

2020-21 (Sophomore)

  • Placed fifth in the 100 Breast (54.37) in the regular season meet against Purdue

2019-20 (Freshman)

  • Competed at nine meets as a true freshman
  • Had a pair of wins at the OSU Winter Invitational, finishing first in the 100 Breast and was also part of the winning 200 Medley Relay team
  • Swam personal bests in the 200 Breast (2:01.72) and the 200 IM (1:52.85) at the OSU Winter Invite as well
  • Posted a personal best 54.59 in the 100 Breast at the Last Chance Meet just before the season was abruptly ended

Prior to Ohio State

  • Swam and played lacrosse at Mariemont High School
  • Four year letter winner for swimming; competed in breaststroke and IM
  • Four-time MVP
  • Four-time All-Ohio 100 Breaststroke
  • All-Ohio 100 IM, 200 Freestyle Relay, 200 Medley Relay
  • DII OHSAA state runner-up (2018, 2019)
  • NISCA All-American and Scholastic All-American (2019)
  • Named captain his junior and senior season
  • Competed for the Cincinnati Aquatic Club; 100 Breaststroke record holder


  • Son of Brian and Teresa Mikesell
  • Has two brothers, Jonah and Colin
  • Would like to pursue a career in sports engineering
  • Greatest sports thrill: Setting a school record at the 2018 OHSAA State Championships in the 200 Free Relay