Brooks Fail

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Brooks Fail is a competitive swimmer from the town of Tucson, Arizona. Attending Catalina Foothills high school, Fail was a Division II state champion in both the 200 and 500 free. Opting to stay close to home, Fail committed to swim for the University of Arizona.

University of Arizona


As a freshman, Fail made great improvements, and ended up qualifying for the NCAA championships in a time trial at the PAC-12 championships even though he was left off of Arizona’s scoring team for the meet. At the NCAA’s, Brooks placed 40th in the 500 free, 34th in the 400 IM, and 17th in the 1,650, while also swimming on Arizona’s 16th place 800 free relay.


With a year off experience under his belt, Fail continued to flourish. At the NCAA championships, he kicked things off with a 4:10.77 in the 500 to touch for 3rd place, marking his first individual All-American title. He also finished 34th in the 200 free and 18th in the 1,650.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 500 Free 4:10.77 03/28/19 2019 NCAA Championships
Austin, Texas
scy 1650 Free 14:43.90 12/01/18 Texas Hall of Fame Swimming Invite
Austin, Texas
lcm 400 Free 3:52.24 07/28/18 2018 Summer Nationals
Irvine, California
lcm 800 Free 8:02.90 07/29/18 2018 Summer Nationals
Irvine, California