Missouri 200 Free Record-holder Liam Bresette Verbally Commits to ASU

Liam Bresette of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, has added his name to what is turning out to be a terrific class of 2022 for Arizona State University’s men’s swimming and diving team. Bresette’s verbal commitment is the latest in a string of early notifications that include those from: Cody Bybee, Eddie Michael, Ethan Luc, Jakob Icimsoy, Khalil Fonder, and Noah Henry.

Bresette is a junior at Lee’s Summit North High School where, over the last two seasons, he has won three individual events and broken the state record in the 200 free at the MSHSAA Boys State Championships. As a sophomore in the fall of 2015 he won the 200 free in state-record time (1:38.15) and the 500 free (4:29.90) and anchored the 200 medley and 400 free relays. The following year he switched to the 200 IM, placing second with 1:48.88, and defended his 500 free title with 4:24.68. He also repeated his two relay anchors, this time significantly faster (20.94 and 44.73, respectively).

Bresette swims year-round with Empire KC Swim Club. He was a finalist at 2016 Speedo Winter Junior Championships West in the 500 free (8th), 200 free (9th) and 200 fly (16th); he also competed in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM. In this year’s long course season, he has already updated his times in the 50/100/200/400m free, 100m breast, and 200m IM.

His best SCY times are as follows:

  • 200 IM – 1:48.88
  • 200 free – 1:37.17
  • 500 free – 4:23.52
  • 100 fly – 50.24
  • 200 fly – 1:49.92

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6 years ago

Fork ’em baby

6 years ago

Having the GOAT as a volunteer assistant and a legit head coach for your new assistant in RS-M doesn’t hurt either.

6 years ago

Well you need to take the time and look at ASU’s roster. They had 13 swimmers in their Senior class this past season. So ASU started rebuilding the numbers with the incoming 2017 class and more so in the incoming 2018 class being discussed here.

Also ASU has only 3 Sophomores on their roster who will be Juniors this upcoming season. Thus there will be more new verbals, I assume, to even out the classes. Of course, if you enroll large classes like 10 or more in one class, you eventually should graduate a large number of swimmers, too. But, I do agree Bob does not recruit “chopped liver” athletes.

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6 years ago

Now this is starting to get a little ridiculous! ASU is rocking the recruiting. Is Bob eating spinach 3 times per day? Has he learned how to recruit from Eddie Reese?? Congrats!

Reply to  Dawgpaddle
6 years ago

its honestly mindboggling how many recruits ASU has gotten, what are they offering those kids!

Reply to  Kaez
6 years ago

Free beer

Reply to  Kaez
6 years ago

Easy classes

Reply to  Sccoach
6 years ago


Speed Racer
Reply to  Dawgpaddle
6 years ago

I believe only Henry and Bybee are top 25. Nothing against the others and I am certain they will do well there. What ASU is doing is getting their name out there and they are doing it well with what seem to be daily signings.

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Reply to  Speed Racer
6 years ago

Bresette and Fonder are no slouches. Both top 75. Bowman obviously believes in their potential.

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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