Arizona State Sprinter Khalil Fonder Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Virginia native Khalil Fonder has opted to transfer out of Arizona State University. Fonder competed with ASU for the entirety of the 2018-19 season, his freshman campaign. This year, he raced through the mid-season invite, and then competed in two January dual meets but hasn’t raced since then.


  • 50 free – 20.34
  • 100 free – 44.06
  • 200 free – 1:37.62
  • 50 back – 22.16
  • 100 back – 47.47
  • 200 back – 1:45.88
  • 100 fly – 46.91
  • 200 fly – 1:52.16


  • 100 free – 43.85 (2019 mid-season)
  • 100 back – 46.88 (2019 Pac-12 Champs)
  • 100 fly – 46.15 (2019 Pac-12 Champs)

Fonder made marginal improvements in his freshman year in the 100 back and 100 fly, and then dropped some time in the 100 free just a couple of months ago at the NC State Invitational in November of 2019. He was ASU’s top 100 butterflier last season and their #2 100 backstroker.

In his freshman season, Fonder competed at the 2019 Pac-12 Championships, where he made finals in the 100 fly and 100 back. He finished eighth in the conference in the 100 fly and 14th in the 100 back, hitting NCAA ‘B’ cuts in prelims but winding up a couple tenths off of NCAA qualification in the 100 fly. He was also about eight tenths off of qualifying in the 100 back.

Fonder still raced at the 2019 NCAA Championships, competing on relays only. He was 20.51 on the 200 medley relay fly leg and 46.64 on their 400 medley relay fly leg, though neither made finals.

Fonder would be a big pick-up at most any other major D1 institution, swimming-wise, as a near-NCAA qualifying sprinter strong in back, fly and free. SwimSwam has reached out for a comment on Fonder’s next steps without a response yet as of this posting.

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10 months ago

I’d like to see a tri meet. The ASU transfer portals vs the Indiana transfer portals vs the Bama transfer portals

Reply to  Sccoach
10 months ago

Honestly if someone had some free time it’d be interesting to see the list from those 3 schools, and potentially where they would stack up as a team. Recruits have to notice these things, right?

Reply to  Wow
10 months ago

this wouldn’t be a difficult stat sheet to make if someone has access to all the names from the transfer tracker.

Reply to  hookem91
10 months ago

Hummm more interesting how many transferred and got in more difficulty at the next stop?

Reply to  Sccoach
10 months ago


Reply to  Sccoach
10 months ago

Honestly swimming isn’t all there is to being a D-1 collegiate athlete…there are rules that must followed, academic standards, and contributing to a healthy team environment. That’s why student comes before athlete!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Swimmom
10 months ago

Uh… take away the swimming and you’re a student-student.

Reply to  Sccoach
10 months ago

That’s pretty funny.

10 months ago

Wonder if he didn’t make the conference team and then that was the turning point

Reply to  Superfan
10 months ago


Bruh moment
Reply to  Superfan
10 months ago

LOL no.

Book it!
Reply to  Superfan
10 months ago

He was removed from the team long before he entered the transfer portal!

Reply to  Superfan
10 months ago

He committed super early. It seemed no other college was considered.

10 months ago

Relative of Doug Fonder he USS Coach in VA?

Reply to  Dabestestman
10 months ago

adopted son i believe

Lane 8
Reply to  swimfan
10 months ago


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