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Spring, Texas native William Tennison has committed to the University of Arizona for the 2022-23 school year and beyond.
“I chose Arizona because of their great staff and program built around excellence in and out of the pool! I can’t wait to join the Wildcat family this fall! Bear Down!”
After having been homeschooled for eight years, Tennison moved to Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, where he is currently a senior. He competed for Oak Ridge at the 2022 Texas UIL 6A State Swimming and Diving Championships in February, placing 7th in the 200 free final (1:40.50) and 20th in prelims of the 500 free (4:39.38). Last year he finished 10th in the 200 free (1:41.23) at the 6A State Meet. His best 200/500 free times come from the 2022 6A Region 4 meet.
Tennison trains year-round with the club team Swim Streamline. He is a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 200 free and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 100/200 fly and 1000/1650 free.
In March, he lowered his PBs in the 100/200 fly and 1000 free at College Station Sectionals. He placed 8th in the 1000 free (9:25.10), 11th in the 1650 free (15:45.33), 35th in the 100 fly (49.27), and 12th in the 200 fly (1:48.43). At 2021 Winter Juniors West, he swam the 200/500/1650 free and finished 18th in the mile (15:39.72).
Best SCY times:
200 fly – 1:48.43
100 fly – 49.72
200 free – 1:38.27
500 free – 4:30.52
1000 free – 9:25.10
1650 free – 15:39.72
Tennison will suit up for the Wildcats in the class of 2026 with Billy Oates, Hayden Ghugran, Ralph Daleiden, Ryan Hardy, and Tommy Palmer. In the Pac-12, where only the “A” and “B” finals score, it took 1:34.97/4:20.95/15:26.22 in the freestyle and 47.11/1:45.68 in the butterfly to score at the 2022 conference championships.
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