Junior Nats Qualifier Alicia Beam Commits To Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Backstroker Alicia Beam of the Southwest Aquatic Team has verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Last season as a team captain, she helped lead the Waukesha South Mukwonago High School swim team to a team third place finish at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division I Championships. She placed fourth in the 100 backstroke with a 56.98, although in prelims, she clocked a junior nationals qualifying time of 56.08. Beam also teamed up with Addison Skogman, Kierston Farley-Sepe, and Brittany Jacobi to take fourth in the 200 medley relay in 1:47.00; her 50 back split was 27.05. Here are her fastest times:

  • 50 BK: 26.53
  • 100 BK: 56.08
  • 200 BK: 2:04.76
  • 50 FL: 26.71
  • 100 FL: 58.33
  • 100 FR: 54.05

Last season, led by coach , the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers were the runners-up at the 2015 Horizon League Championships. Beam should score some points for the Panthers next season; she would have taken fifth in the 100 back, tenth in the 200 back, and fifteenth in the 100 fly last season.

“”I chose UW Milwaukee because I loved the school, team, facilities and especially the coaching staff,” Beam said. “I feel the Horizon League and UW-M will be a good fit for me. I am beyond excited to be a Panther next year!”

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Coach Dan

Congratulations Alicia! I am proud of you and I know you’ll do great things.

Nicole Rundahl

Congratulations Alicia! Good luck in school & swimming!

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Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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