Arizona Wildcats Bring In Verbal From PASA’s Brooks Taner

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Photo Courtesy: Brooks Taner

NEW COMMIT: The Arizona Wildcats have recently gained a new verbal commitment for next fall from Half Moon Bay, Calif. native Brooks Taner.

A U.S. Open qualifier in both butterfly events, Taner does his club swimming with Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics. A member of the United States National Team, Taner most recently competed at the FINA World Cup in Budapest where he competed in six events. He recorded a pair of best times at Juniors this summer and and was a 100m free finalist at Santa Clara Futures. He placed 13th in the 200 fly at Juniors West last winter and finished fifth in the same event at College Station Speedo Sectionals in March.

Also representing Junipero Serra High School, Taner is a three-time CIF State Championship finalist. He finished third in the 100 fly as a junior and was the runner-up in the event at CIF-Central Sections a week prior. Taner has also earned NISCA All-American honors twice in his career.

He told Swimming World:

“Excited and proud to announce my verbal commitment to swim for the University of Arizona! Thanks to everyone for supporting me to get here. Bear down!”

His best times include:

  • 100 fly – 47.59
  • 200 fly – 1:47.11
  • 100 free – 44.89
  • 200 free – 1:37.94
  • 100 back – 50.14

Taner will add some serious butterfly depth when he suits up for the Wildcats next fall and will have one year of overlap with Brendan Meyer. Both his best fly times would’ve scored in the C-final of the 2018 Pac-12 Championships.

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3 years ago

Yeah! Congratulations Liesl Taner and Uger on your Wildcat! Best of luck and Bear Down, Brooks!

3 years ago

Proud of my nephew!!! BEAR down is right! Can’t wait to watch you fly Brooks.