Arizona Men Get Verbal From Austin Sectionals Champ Brooks Fail

The Arizona men will add a new member to their distance crew, as Brooks Fail has decided to stay in state with his verbal commitment to join the Wildcats. Fail currently attends Catalina Foothills High School, and trains with Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics in the same pool he’ll be training in as a Wildcat.

Last season, Fail became the 2016 Austin Sectionals champ in the 1650 yard free. In the long course pool, he was a multiple event winner at 2016 Futures Championships, posting a 15:45.14 to win the 1500 free and a 2:03.30 to win the 200 fly.

On his commitment:

I choose the University of Arizona because of its outstanding facilities and incredible resources for student athletes. I am looking forward to competing in one of the most competitive conferences in the country. Bear Down!

Fail is a distance free specialist, with his best events ranging from the 200 to 1650 free. He should have an immediate scoring impact for Arizona at the Pac-12 Championship meet, as his 15:15.35 in the mile is already good enough to have scored last season.

Fail’s Top Times:

Event Best time
1650 free 15:15.35
500 free 4:26.25
200 free 1:39.06

At Arizona, Fail will train alongside Chris Wieser, the 4th place finisher in the mile at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. He’ll also have Pac-12 distance free scorers Nick Hogsed and Parks Jones in his training group.

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4 years ago

Nice pick Brooks. I know this is a win/win for both Brooks and UA. Looking forward to seeing Rick and Steve-O work with Brooks!

4 years ago

Congratulations, Brooks! Looking forward to watching you next season. You will make the Wildcats proud.

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