Alec Lezcano, 6’7” Sprinter out of Arizona, Signs NLI with Tennessee

Alec Lezcano, who swims with Desert Thunder Aquatics Club in Chandler, Arizona, has signed a National Letter of Intent to swim at University of Tennessee starting in the fall of 2015.

Lezcano is a 6’7” sprinter with a fairly wide range of events. His most recent top times include:

50y free – 20.64 100y free – 23.72
100y free – 44.96 100m free – 52.42
200y free – 1:40.55 200m free – 2:00.56
100y back – 51.52 100m back – 1:00.61
200y back – 1:51.30 200m back – 2:14.64
50y fly – 23.45 50m fly – 26.95
100y fly – 51.43 100m fly – 58.49

Although Lezcano sits just outside scoring position for the 2014 SEC championships, he had a breakthrough 2014 with big drops in several events. He improved his 50y free by .7, 100y free by 1.4, 200y free by 4.4, 200y back by 3.1, and 100y fly by 1. Similarly, in long course season he lopped .9 off the 50m free, 1.7 off the 100m free, 5.3 off the 200m free, 2 off the 100m back, and 3.7m off the 200m back.

All this, of course, is good news for the Vols. Tennessee lost most of their point scorers in the free events at SECs last year, and their current stable of short- to mid-distance freestylers consists mostly of upperclassmen. Lezcano and the rest of the recruit class (including Ethan Browne, Hayden Burns, Joey Reilman, Kyle Decoursey, Matthew Dunphy, Ty Powers) will breathe fire into the Vols’ lineup as they do battle in the highly-competitive SEC.

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8 years ago

Helps that he was born with fins attached to his legs too

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