The Arizona Wildcats have picked up their second verbal in the class of 2020 with Noah Reid, who swims with the Tsunami Swim Team of Kansas City in Missouri.
Reid swam three events, the 50m free, 100m free, and 100m fly (and time trial-ed a 100m back) at the 2015 US Junior Nationals, his highest finish coming in the 100 free. His time of 51.96 put him in a three-way tie for 28th place, just hundredths out of qualifying for the C final. He touched 36th in the 50 free (23.83) and 77th in the 100 fly (56.69). Those are Reid’s best long course times in three of his best events.
Reid’s Top Times (SCY)
- 50 free – 20.98
- 100 free – 45.22
- 200 free – 1:40.01
- 100 fly – 49.57
- 200 fly – 1:50.30
All of these times qualify him for this December’s US Winter Junior Nationals. His freestyle bests all came from last year’s Winter Juniors meet, while his fly bests were swum in March at a local sectional meet.
Arizona is going into this year after graduating their top two sprint freestylers in Brian Stevens and 2014 NCAA 50 free champ Brad Tandy, and will be looking to rebuild their sprint group. Reid’s best times would have put him in C finals in the 50 free, 100 fly, and 100 free at last year’s Pac-12 Championships. He’ll add some life to a sprint free and fly group under construction as soon as he gets to campus next fall.
“I knew that Zona was somewhere I could take my swimming to the next level, along with academics, and growing as a man. With an incredible coaching staff and an amazing group of dudes Arizona was the place for me. Very excited to be a Wildcat! BEAR DOWN!”
This is Arizona’s first commitment to their men’s program since Thomas Anderson‘s verbal in March.
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