UNLV Loading Up on Talent: Get Verbal from American River Transfer Brenton Sayers

Brenton Sayers, currently in his second year at American River College in Sacramento, California, has made a verbal commitment to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for the 2015-16 season.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Rebels’ team and look forward to going to school there!”

Sayers has an interesting story. He was born and raised in Antelope, California, a small city in the Sacramento area. He swam for a recreation league team until he was 15, at which time he joined California Capitol Aquatics. Since then, he has been swimming for Coach Debbie Walker and, as he told SwimSwam, “I’ve loved it and have also improved drastically.”

Sayers attended Antelope High School where he swam varsity all four years. He was MVP for three years and all-conference his junior and senior years. He placed in the 50, 100, and 200 frees during his high school years at California’s Sac-Joaquin Section championship meets.

Sayers swam for Eric Black at American River Community College last year as a freshman. He swam the 100/200/500 frees at the 2014 California Community College Athletic Association’s state meet, placing 16th in the 100, third in the 200, and sixth in the 500. He earned ARC’s MVP award for his freshman season.

Sayers’ best times over the last two seasons are:

50y free: 22.21 50m free: 25.54
100y free: 47.21 100m free: 54.36
200y free: 1:40.20 200m free: 1:56.09
500y free: 4:32.20 400m free: 4:04.25


Leave a Reply

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/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 …

Read More »