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Backstroke specialist Tanner Edwards has introduced his determination to swim for Brigham Younger College starting within the fall of 2021. His brother Emerson will swim for BYU after a taking hiatus to serve his church mission.
Edwards swims year-round for Palmetto Aquatics, underneath the path of his father, College of Georgia All-American Heath Edwards. He’s a senior at AC Flora Excessive Faculty, the place he swims for Coach Kim Gould.
I dedicated to BYU as a result of the atmosphere across the campus, the highest notch schooling, and I totally imagine within the path Coach Brooks and Coach Unfastened are speaking this system. I do know I can obtain all my objectives at BYU. [sic]
Edwards is a 5-time South Carolina 4A Excessive Faculty State Champion. In October of 2019, he gained 2 gold medals and one silver medal on the championship meet. He swam the 50 backstroke on AC Flora Excessive Faculty’s 200 medley relay, posting a private finest time of 23.28. Teammates Noah Value, Darden Tate, and Delsin Jaco have been additionally on the relay. The lads completed second behind North Augusta Excessive Faculty.
Edwards went on to win each the 100 fly and the 100 again. His 100 fly time of 50.48 was 3.74 seconds quicker than his entry time. He gained the occasion by 0.92 seconds. He additionally took the highest spot within the 100 again. He powered to the wall in a time 49.79, touching the wall 5.25 seconds forward of silver-medalist Lincoln Inexperienced of South Aiken Excessive Faculty. Edwards contributed 48 factors to the AC Flora males’s rating of 96, which earned them second place behind Eastside Excessive Faculty.
His 100 again time was a brand new South Carolina Excessive Faculty League 4A report. After his junior season, Edwards was named South Carolina Male Swimmer of the Yr.
Moreover, Edwards has earned gold medals within the 100 again (2018) and the 200 medley relay (2016, 2017).
Final winter Edwards competed on the East Speedo Winter Juniors, swimming the 100 fly and the 100 again and time trialing the 50 and 100 free. He completed 58th within the 100 fly (50.30) and 35th within the 100 again (47.05). He earned new private finest occasions in all 4 of his races. His 100 again time earned him a Winter U.S. Open minimize and the 15-16 South Carolina Swimming report.
High SCY Occasions:
- 50 free – 21.54
- 100 free – 47.05
- 50 again – 23.28
- 100 again – 49.71
- 100 breast – 1:00.62
- 100 fly – 50.30
Edwards will be a part of the 2020 Mountain Pacific Sports activities Federation runners-up within the fall of 2021. He can be coaching in a powerful group of backstrokers. His 100 again time would have made him BYU’s sixth quickest swimmer through the 2019-2020 season, with solely 0.42 seconds separating him from prime performer Jake Walters.
His prime occasions would have positioned him within the A-final of the 100 again and the C-final of the 100 fly on the convention championships.
BYU has already acquired a verbal dedication from Des Moines Futures champion Tanner Nelson for the category of 2025.
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