Powell Brooks is a high school All-American from Norcross, Ga. After graduating from Norcross High School Brooks decided to stay close-by and swim at the University of Georgia in his home state. Brooks is a freshman Bulldog, and he’s majoring in Business. Born Nov. 2, 1995 to Stewart and Susan Brooks he is a great student as well as an athlete. In high school he was a three-time Scholastic All-American and was also one of the top 20 national prospects in the 200 butterfly. He’s primarily a butterfly specialist, but he was a High School All-American in the 500 freestyle, which he once said was his favorite event. Brooks was a big grab for Georgia because he brought some depth in the butterfly events – he was an important addition his first year and he’s got a great future as Georgia has produced some top-notch butterfliers. Brooks swam for SwimAtlanta and as a junior he claimed that he had already narrowed it down to three schools – Georgia, UNC and Texas. His favorite snack is nutri-grain bars, and claims his favorite book is the Bourne Trilogy. He’s twice been named to the Gwinnett Daily Post’s Super Six.
University of Georgia
At his first SEC Championship meet Brooks finished 32nd in the 500 freestyle, 31st in the 200 freestyle and was the first alternate in the 200 butterfly.
In his high school career Brooks is a five-time school record holder. He also is a U.S. Open qualifier in his two main events: the 400m freestyle and 200m butterfly. In 2013 he also qualified for the World Championships Trials in the 200m butterfly.