Brett Walsh
Brett  Walsh

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Durban, South Africa

High School:
Kearsney College

Height:
6-0

Event:
Freestyle/Butterfly

Experience:
3L



04/06/2016

Alabama Swimming and Diving Earns a Pair of SEC Year End Honors

Sprinter Laurent Bams was named SEC Male Freshman Swimmer of the Year while junior backstroker Connor Oslin was named the SEC Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year

03/24/2016

Alabama Swimming Diving on Day Two of 2016 NCAA Championships

The Crimson Tide led the night off with a third place finish in the 200 freestyle relay

03/22/2016

Alabama Men’s Swimming and Diving Adds Four to NCAA Championship Roster

Matthew Adams, Alex Gray, Robert Howard and Crews Wellford will see relay duty at the national championships and will join the 10 swimmers and divers who earned individual berths

03/09/2016

Alabama Swimming and Diving Qualifies 10 Individuals for Men's NCAA Championships

In addition to the 10 who will compete in individual events, four more swimmers will earn berths on relays

02/20/2016

Alabama Finishes Strong at 2016 SEC Swimming and DIving Championships

The Crimson Tide had 18 individuals earn points in Saturday's final day of the SEC Championships, including five in the championship finals

Alabama Highlights:
2016 - Senior:
Swam anchor on the third-fastest 200 freestyle relay team at the NCAA Championships to receive first-team All-America honors … also competed in the 100 butterfly at the NCAA Championships … finaled at the SEC Championships as part of the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay, taking third in both, and in the 50 freestyle, taking eighth  … also scored in the 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships, taking 16th in both … scored at the home meet against Georgia Tech in the 200 medley relay and 50 freestyle, taking fourth in both … also competed in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle relay against Georgia Tech … finaled at the long course home meet against Tennessee in the 50-meter butterfly and 400m medley relay … scored in the 100m butterfly, taking second, 50m freestyle, taking third, and 400m freestyle relay, taking fourth … also competed in the 100m freestyle against Tennessee … finaled at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational in the 200 medley relay and 100 butterfly, taking top honors in both, as well as the 100 freestyle, taking fourth and 100 breaststroke, taking 10th … scored at South Carolina in the 400 medley and 400 freestyle relays, taking second in both, 50 freestyle, taking third, and 100 butterfly, taking fifth … finaled at the home meet against Auburn in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays, taking top honors in both … also scored in the 50 freestyle and against Auburn, taking second and fourth, respectively … finaled at the season opener at Delta State University in the 400 medley relay and 50 freestyle, taking top honors in both … scored in the 400 freestyle relay at Delta State, taking second … also competed in the 100 butterfly at Delta State.

2015 - Junior:
Part of the Tide’s NCAA runner-up 200 medley relay … finaled at the NCAA Championships as part of the Tide’s third place 400 medley relay and fourth place 200 freestyle relay … scored at the NCAA Championships as part of the Tide’s 11th place 400 freestyle relay … earned First Team All-American honors as part of the Tide’s 200 and 400 medley relays and 200 freestyle relay … earned honorable mention All-America honors as part of the Tide’s 400 freestyle relay … SEC Champion as part of the Tide’s 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays … First Team All-SEC … part of the SEC record setting 400 medley relay … SEC runner-up as part of the Tide’s 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays … finaled at the SEC Championships in the 100 freestyle, taking eighth, and 100 butterfly, taking fourth … also scored in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking ninth … set the school record in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a 46.25 … posted career-best times in the 50 freestyle (19.50) and 100 freestyle (43.15) at the SEC Championships, which ranks him fourth in both events all-time at Alabama … part of four school record setting relays during the season … won the 100 butterfly at the H2Okie Invitational … swam on 11 winning relays during the regular season … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2014 - Sophomore:
Earned All-American honors in the 200 and 400 medley and 400 freestyle relays after each quartet posted top eight finishes at the NCAA Championships … part of the Tide’s 200 medley relay that set a school record at the NCAA Championships with a 1;24.47 … scored in the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships, taking 13th, 12th and 13th, respectively … his 19.79 in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships was a career-best and ranks him tied for fifth all-time at Alabama … a time of 43.55 in the 100 freestyle at the SEC Championships put him sixth all-time at Alabama … a career-best time of 47.21 in the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships moved him into third place all-time at Alabama … swam on four relay teams at the SEC Championships that set school records, including the 200 and 400 freestyle relays that both shaved two and a half seconds off the previous marks … picked up a victory in the 100 butterfly in a dual meet against Florida during the regular season … earned a place on the SEC Academic Honor Roll … named Second Team All-SEC.

2013 - Freshman:
Won the 200 freestyle relay against Missouri ... scored in the 50 and 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships … posted career-best times in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships with times of 20.01, 44.01 and 47.56, respectively … turned in Alabama’s top time of the season in the 100 butterfly … ranked fifth all-time for the Tide in the 50 freestyle and fourth in the 100 butterfly … earned a place on the Dean’s List (3.5 or better GPA) for the fall semester … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep Highlights:
Swam for Nick Grey at Kloof A.S.C. as well as Wayne Ridden at Seals ... named to the Youth Olympic squad ... All-Africa team ... took the silver medal in the 50m butterfly at the 2012 South Africa International Invitational and the 2012 South African National Championships ... earned a place on the Provincial team, 2008-12 ... earned a place on the National team, 2010-12 ... also played rugby, soccer, water polo and track and field ... editorial team of Greyhound Magazine ... boarding house leader.

Personal Information:
Full name: Brett Hayden Walsh ... son of Sally and Ed Walsh ... brother, Greg ... sister, Deanne ... civil engineering major ... born May 14, 1993.

Top Times:
100 butterfly 46.25 SR
50 freestyle 19.50
100 freestyle 43.15

     
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