Brooks Curry

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Brooks Curry is a competitive swimmer who had his breakout season as a freshman at LSU, when he took the SEC title in the 100 freestyle. He is a 2021 Olympic gold medalist in the 4×100 free relay and NCAA Champion in the 50 and 100 free.

High School

At the 2019 Summer Jr Nationals, Brooks Curry was a part of 2 relays that broke the National Age Group Record in the 400 free relay and 400 medley relay. On February 11, 2019, Curry announced his verbal commitment to Louisiana State University.

College (Louisiana State)

2019-20

Curry made a splash in his rookie campaign, winning the 100 free (41.81), finishing second in the 200 free (1:32.43) and placing sixth in the 50 free (19.39) at the SEC Championships. Curry also swam on LSU’s 5th place 400 medley relay, 6th place 200 freestyle relay, 8th place 800 freestyle relay and ninth place 400 freestyle relay at the SEC meet. During the regular season, he won two SEC Freshman of the Week nods.

2020-21

His sophomore year, Curry continued to improve. At the SEC Championships, he tied for 3rd in the 50 free (19.16), 3rd in the 200 free (1:32.64), and 2nd in the 100 free (41.80).

At the NCAA Championships, he placed 10th in the 50 free (19.08), 6th in the 200 free (1:33.12), and 7th in the 100 free (41.99).

2021-22

Following his Olympic summer, Curry was on fire during his junior campaign. At the SEC Champs, he once again won the 100 free in a massive PB of 40.99 and placed 2nd in the 50 free (18.67) and 200 free (1:31.39).

Curry carried his momentum into the NCAA Championships, not only going personal bests in the 50 free (18.56) and 100 free (40.84), but winning national titles in both. He also placed 6th in the 200 free (1:31.45), just off his personal best from SECs.

2021 Olympic Trials

Curry qualified for his first Olympic Games in Omaha, finishing 4th in the 100 free in 48.19.

2020 Olympic Games

Curry swam on the prelims of the 4×100 free relay, leading off the team in 48.8 and helping them secure a spot in the finals. The team went on to take first place by over a second, netting Curry a gold medal.

2022 World Championship Trials

Curry continued his momentum from the 2022 NCAA Championships, placing 2nd in the 100 free on night 1 in Greensboro, not only putting himself on his first world champs team but also securing his first individual event on an international team.

2022 World Championships

Curry had serious relay duties in Budapest as a result of his 2nd place finish in Greensboro. On day 1, he swam prelims/finals of the 400 free relay, anchoring the finals relay in 47.20 en route to gold for USA. On day 7, he swam on the final of the mixed 400 free relay, splitting 47.72 to help USA take silver. On the final day of the meet, he swam on the prelims of the 400 medley relay, helping USA advance to the final and ultimately net another silver medal.

Individually, Curry made his first world champs final, advancing as the 7th seed in the semi-final (47.90, first time under 48) and placing 5th in the final at 48.00.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 400 Freestyle Relay 2020 Olympic Games
Gold 400 Freestyle Relay 2022 World Championships
Silver 400 Medley Relay 2022 World Championships
Silver 400 Mixed Free Relay 2022 World Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 50 Free 22.08 06/19/21 2021 Olympic Trials
Omaha, Nebraska
lcm 100 Free 47.90 06/22/22 2022 World Championships
Budapest, Hungary
scy 50 Free 18.56 03/24/22 2022 NCAA Championships
Atlanta, Georgia
scy 100 Free 40.84 03/26/22 2022 NCAA Championships
Atlanta, Georgia
scy 200 Free 1:31.39 02/17/22 2022 SEC Championships
Knoxville, Tennessee
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