Swimming & Diving

MichaelBelair

  • position Freestyle/backstroke
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Frisco, Texas
  • Major Mechanical Engineering
  • High school John Paul II High School

Top Times (SCY):
100 Backstroke: 49.63 (Winter Junior West Championships, 12/13/19)
200 Backstroke: 1:50.54 (College Station Speedo Sectionals, 3/2/18)
50 Freestyle: 20.60 (18&U Winter Championships, 12/12/20)
100 Freestyle: 44.50 (Speedo Lone Star Invitational, 3/5/21)
200 Freestyle: 1:39.86 (18&U Winter Championships, 12/11/20)

Top Times (LCM):
100 Backstroke: 58.06 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/16/21)
200 Backstroke: 2:11.24 (Southern Zone Senior Championships, 8/1/18)
50 Freestyle: 23.80 (Mizuno Atlanta Classic, 5/15/21)
100 Freestyle: 51.99 (Mizuno Atlanta Classic, 5/16/21)
200 Freestyle: 1:57.01 (Southern Zone Senior Championships, 8/2/18)

2021-22 (Freshman): Placed 33rd in the 100 back (50.01), 49th in the 100 free (45.05) and 55th in the 50 free (20.77) at the SEC Championships … Finaled in two events at the midseason Ohio State Invitational where his highest finish was a 26th-place showing in the 100 back (50.03) … Saw action in five dual meets, including taking fifth in the 100 back (51.57) versus Tennessee … Sprinted to fifth in the 100 free (47.17) and sixth in the 50 free (21.62) against Miami Ohio … Posted a trio of top-8 finishes both at Louisville and against Cincinnati.

Prior to UK: Won the 100 and 200 freestyle at the TAPPS DI State Championships as a senior, earning gold in both the 50 and 100 freestyle during his junior season … Owns the TAPPS state records in the 50/100/200 freestyle … School record holder in the 50/100/200 freestyle as well as the 100 butterfly and 200 IM … Finaled in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM at the Texas 5A State Championships in 2018 … Also competed for Metroplex Aquatics, the same club as UK teammate Jakob Clark … U.S. Open qualifier … Placed 22nd in the 100 freestyle at Juniors West in 2019 … Finished seventh in the 100-meter freestyle at Des Moines Futures in 2019 … Recorded seven top-15 finishes at Sectional Championships … USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

Personal: Son of Danielle and William Belair … Has two brothers, Nick and Joey.

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