Rhyan White

Rhyan White is a competitive swimmer who represents the United States. She made headlines at the 2020 SEC Championships when she broke 2 SEC records in 24 hours in the 100 and 200 backstroke.

High School

Rhyan White was a 2016 Olympic Trials qualifier, placing 61st in the 100 back (1:02.82) and tying for 18th in the 200 back (2:12.36). She was a member of the 2017-2018 National Jr team, and as such represented the USA at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Argentina. In Buenos Aires, White placed 4th in the 50 back (28.86), 100 back (1:00.60), 200 back (2:10.95).

On October 7, 2017, White announced her verbal commitment to swim for Alabama.

College (Alabama)


Rhyan white made an immediate impact for the Tide as a freshman. At her first SEC meet, White placed 22nd in the 100 fly (53.28), 6th in the 100 back (52.08), and and 12th in the 200 back (1:55.03), scoring in all 3 of her individual events. She also swam on Bama’s 7th place 200 and 400 medley relays.

At the NCAA Championships, White placed 33rd in the 100 back (52.69) and and 30th in the 200 back (1:54.48).


In her sophomore year, White took the SEC meet by storm. On Day 2, she quietly placed 2nd in the 100 fly (50.80) behind Erika Brown, who broke the American record at 49.3. After that, White was gone. She took the SEC title in the 100 back the next night in a meet record of 50.02, the came back the next morning and broke the meet record in prelims of the 200 back in 1:48.06. She won the title in the 200 that night in 1:48.15. She also swam on Alabama’s 3rd place 400 free relay, 2nd place 400 medley relay, and 5th place 200 medley relay.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 100 Back 50.02 02/21/20 2020 SEC Championships
Auburn, Alabama
scy 200 Back 1:48.06 02/22/20 2020 SEC Championships
Auburn, Alabama
scy 100 Fly 50.75 03/19/21 2021 NCAA Championships
Greensboro, North Carolina
lcm 50 Back 28.46 10/10/18 2018 Youth Olympic Games
Buenos Aires, Argentina
lcm 100 Back 58.43 05/15/21 2021 Atlanta Classic
Atlanta, Georgia
lcm 200 Back 2:07.07 05/16/21 2021 Atlanta Classic
Atlanta, Georgia