Ben Blevins-Boor, a senior at Sonora High School, has made a verbal commitment to swim for the University of Tennessee in 2017-18. Blevins-Boor is the reigning CIF-Southern Section Division II champion in the 100 free and the bronze-medal winner in the 100 back. A two-sport athlete until his junior year in high school, Blevins-Boor gave up playing water polo to concentrate on his swimming. It paid off quickly, too, as he made immediate progress in his top events. As a freshman he had been a consolation finalist in the 100 free and 100 back; the following year he was third in the free and 12th in the back. By the time he won the 100 free in a personal-best 45.60 at the 2016 CIF-SS D2 finals, he was the fifth-fastest among all 100 free swimmers, across all four CIF-SS divisions.
Blevins-Boor swims year-round for the club team Irvine Novaquatics. He was the leadoff (24.22) of the National Age Group record-breaking boys 15-16 200 meter free relay this past February, at the Lakeside Stampede in the Westside Aquatic Center in Lewisville, Texas. It was a huge meet for Blevins-Boor, personally, as he notched best times in 50/200y free, 50m free, 100y back, and 50/100m back at the meet.
Blevins-Boor competed in the 50m free (34th), 100m free (33rd), and 100m back (49th) at 2016 Speedo Junior Nationals this summer. His best times are:
- 50 back – 23.85 / 27.66
- 100 back – 49.94 / 59.03
- 50 free – 21.18 / 24.01
- 100 free – 45.60 / 52.65
— Ken LaMont (@KLaMont) November 4, 2016
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