Fast-rising Sprinter Alec Dixon Headed to Alabama

Alec Dixon from Kingwood, Texas committed to swim for the University of Alabama this past April. He will enter the class of 2022 with Cole Brown, Colton Stogner, John Shelstad, Nicholas Perera, Nico Hernandez-Tome, Noland Deas, Spencer Walker, and Zhenwei Li.

Dixon recently graduated from Humble High School, where he was the first swimmer since 2006 to qualify for the Texas UIL State Meet. There, he finished 15th in the 50 free with 21.88, just off his qualifying time of 21.51 from District 22-5A Championships.

“Choosing to swim for The University of Alabama was an easy choice, because of the excellent coaching staff. I believe swimming for the Crimson Tide will help me propel to the level necessary to reach my swimming goals.”

While Dixon has been swimming since he was in second grade, he was a multi-sport athlete who also ran track and played football, basketball, soccer, and golf. He decided in September of his junior year of high school to focus on swimming and joined Eagle Swimming Association. Halfway through senior year he moved to Houston Bridge Bats.

Between high school swimming at Humble and the two club teams for which he has swum, Dixon has had a meteoric rise.

Event Fall 2016 Spring 2017 Spring 2018
50 free 25.34 22.67 21.51 (21.02 relay split)
100 free 58.53 52.09 49.28
50m free 29.91 24.88

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Hswimmer

Wow that progression… jealous

Oneduhfull

Wow, excited to see his continued progression!

Roll Tide?

Cobson

How is this kid going to Alabama? These are not d1 caliber times.

Did you look at the progression?

If I’m a D1 coach, I’m taking a good, long look at the upside here and drooling. If I’m a D1 coach and have confidence in my abilities as a D1 coach (reminder: Alabama has produced an NCAA 50 free champion in the last 5 years), then I’m absolutely recruiting this kid. At the start of his sophomore year, he was a below-average JV swimmer. Now he’s going 21.0 on relays.

Brutus

Yes but Alabama has good footieball team. This young man has shown spectacular improvement!! If he continues improving at this rate, he will be sub 20 and 44 in the 100 before he graduates and that is fast enough to score the C final at SECs and earn his variety letter. He is also going to school. Alabama is an amazing academic institution equal to some of the Ivy League schools.

Boomcobson

None of that was accurate

Dan

You are also assuming this press release means this kid is getting a scholarship. Most likely Bama just gave him a spot on the team as a walk on, which is a no brainer when you look at his progression.

Say whaaaaa

He’s actually getting a chance to swim on the club team and see if he improves more before being allowed to walk on. Is what I’ve been told. From my friend in Atascocita (right next to Humble)

Cassidy

This is not true, I know him personally.

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