Crews Wellford
Crews Wellford


Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Memphis University





Swimming and Diving Celebrates Record Smashing Season


Men's Swimming and Diving Ready for NCAA Championship

The championships get underway Thursday on the University of Texas campus


Swimming and Diving Surges On Final Day of SEC Championships

The Crimson Tide men surged from sixth to fourth on the final day of the SEC Championships paced by an SEC title and record by freshman Anton McKee


Swimming and Diving Kicks Off SEC Championships by Shattering Three School Records

The Crimson Tide set three school records in its first four swims - the men's and women's 200 medley relays as well as the 800 freestyle relay


Swimming and Diving Sweeps Emory on Senior Day

The Crimson Tide men winning 15 of 16 events while the UA women won 13 of 16 events on the day

Alabama Highlights:
2014 - Summer:
Earned a spot in the "C" final of the 200-meter backstroke at the 2014 USA Summer National Championships, posting a time of 2:02.12 ... posted a 56.33 in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2014 USA Summer National Championships, taking 25th place.

2014 - Sophomore:
Ranks second all-time at Alabama in the 100 backstroke after scoring at the SEC Championships with a career-best time of 47.85 ... scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:44.03 which ranks him third all-time at Alabama ... competed in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... picked up an individual victory in four different events during the regular season including both backstroke events and the 100 and 200 freestyles.

2013 - Freshman:
Scored in the 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships after posting a career-best time of 1:46.74 in prelims, which ranks him sixth all-time at Alabama ... also competed in the 100 backstroke and 400 individual medley at the SEC Championships ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep Highlights:
Swam for Louis Demetiades and Bryan Parker at Memphis Tiger Swimming ... 2012 USA Olympic Trials qualifier ... 2011 USA Junior National qualifier ... 2010 SES Zone All-Star team ... earned Memphis Tiger's leadership award in 2011 and 2012 ... Memphis University School team captain as a junior and senior and most valuable swimmer as a junior ... Best of Preps finalist in 2011 and 2012.

Personal Information:
Full name: William Lewis Crews Wellford ... son of Donna and Scott Wellford ... brother, Peterson ... consumer science major ... born December 29, 1992.

Top Times:
100 backstroke 47.85
200 backstroke 1:44.03
100 freestyle 46.13
200 freestyle 1:37.67