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William Cole

Fly/Back/Free
Position
Freshman
Class
Prospect, Ky
Hometown
Saint Xavier High School
High School
William Cole - Swimming & Diving - Virginia Cavaliers

All-America
2021: 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 400 medley relay

Virginia Career Best
50 Free:
20.15
100 Free:
43.91
100 Back: 46.37 (5th all-time at UVA)
200 Back: 1:41.65 (7th all-time at UVA)
100 Fly: 47.45

2020-21
• All-ACC Academic Team
• Finished 31st in the 100-yard backstroke and 35th in the 200-yard backstroke at the NCAA Championships
• Earned All-America honors with the 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard freestyle and 400-yard medley relays
• Part of the UVA record setting 200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay and 400-yard medley relay
• Was ninth in the 200-yard backstroke, 17th in the 100-yard backstroke and 31st in the 100-yard butterfly at the ACC Championships
• Led off the third-place 200-yard medley relay at ACCs
• Finished fourth in 100-yard backstroke at the dual meet against Tennessee and Alabama
• Placed sixth in the 200-yard backstroke at the team’s double dual meet
• Finished second in the 200-yard medley relay at the team’s double dual meet
• Placed third in the 100-yard backstroke and fourth in the 200-yard backstroke in the team’s meet against Navy

Background
• Qualified for the Phillip 66 National Championships in the 100 back
• Named MVP for Lakeside Seahawks (club team) group during sophomore year
• Named Most Improved for Lakeside Seahawks group during junior season
• Won a bronze medal in the 50 free at the 2019 Winter Junior Nationals Championships
• Reached the A finals at the 2019 Winter Junior Nationals Championship
• Won an individual state high school title in the 100 and 200 free and twice in the 100 back
• Is an 11-time high school state champion
• Holds the high school state record in the 100 back, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay
• Four-time team state champion for Kentucky
• Named the regional Swimmer of the Meet for junior and senior
• Named the Swimmer of the Year for Courier Journal Sports

Personal
• Undeclared
• Son of Liz and Bill Cole
• Helped with burials for homeless at Saint Joseph of Arimathea Society