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Blue Tide Aquatics distance specialist Beck Parnham has verbally committed to the University of Arizona for fall 2021. Parnham is a rising senior at Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas.
I’m extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to the university of Arizona! I chose Arizona because of the amazing coaching staff, the great academics and the outstanding team culture! I would like to thank all my family friends, and coaches who have helped to get me to this point in my life and I can’t wait to begin a new adventure in Tucson, Arizona! BEAR DOWN!
TOP TIMES (SCY)
- 200 – 1:42.56
- 500 free – 4:28.26
- 1650 free – 15:26.39
- 200 back – 1:52.39
- 200 fly – 1:51.12
- 200 IM – 1:52.67
- 400 IM – 3:57.56
At the 2020 Texas 6A high school championships, Parnham was an A-finalist in the 500 free, going a lifetime best 4:28.26 in prelims before finishing seventh in the final. He was also 12th in the 200 IM (1:52.80).
Last year, at the 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West, Parnham clocked a 15:26.39 lifetime best in the 1650 free to touch 13th overall.
Arizona returns top distance swimmer Brooks Fail, a rising senior, who was 4:11.79 in the 500 and 14:37.60 in the mile last year. Last year, at the 2020 Pac-12 Championships, the Wildcats placed second behind Cal, narrowly defeating Stanford and Arizona State. Parnham would’ve placed 18th in the mile at the Pac-12 Champs with his lifetime best.
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