Swimming & Diving

PeterWetzlar

  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Major Accounting
  • High school Westville Boys

Top Times (SCY):
50 Freestyle: 19.27 (2020 SEC Championships, 02/19/20)
100 Freestyle: 42.77 (2019 SEC Championships, 02/23/19)
200 Freestyle: 1:35.70 (2019 SEC Championships, 02/19/19)
100 Butterfly: 47.91 (2020 SEC Championships, 02/20/20)
 
Top Times (LCM):

50 Freestyle: 22.77 (2019 FINA World Championships, 07/26/19)
100 Freestyle: 50.50 (2019 FINA World Championships, 07/24/19)
200 Freestyle: 1:52.23 (TYR Pro Series, 07/07/18)
100 Butterfly: 54.91 (2018 USA Swimming Winter Nationals, 11/30/18)

Career Notes:

  • 2020 All-SEC Second Team
  • 2020 SEC Bronze Medalist in 400 Freestyle Relay
  • *2020 NCAA qualifier
  • ^2020 All-America in 50 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle Relay
  • 2019 All-America Honorable Mention in 400 Freestyle Relay
  • 2019, 2020 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2019, 2020 CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team
  • 2018 CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention
  • 2017 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 (Senior): Named to the All-SEC Second Team … Scored 26 individual points at the 2020 SEC Championships, while assisting on four relays at the league meet … There, he finished in fourth place in the 50 freestyle on a personal record and school record 19.27 … He also helped the 400 freestyle relay team to a bronze medal, a NCAA “A” cut and school record in 2:50.28, swimming the second split in 42.68 … Qualified for the 2020 NCAA Championships in the 50 freestyle before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 public-health threat … Earned the Bob Bradley Scholarship Award at the program’s annual awards banquet … Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team … Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2018-19 (Junior): Improved each of his individual events in the 2018-19 dual season, three of which were set at the SEC Championships … There, he scored points in each of his individual and relay events, including finishing fifth in the 400 free relay (2:51.40), sixth in the 800 free relay (6:21.53), seventh in the 200 free relay (1:17.41), eighth in the 100 free (42.77), ninth in the 200 medley relay (1:24.98), 11th in the 50 free (19.53) and 21st in the 200 free (1:35.91) … His career-best times recorded this season include the 50 free (19.49), 100 free (42.77) and 200 free (1:35.70) set at the SEC Championships, and the 100 fly (48.09) set at the Ohio State Fall Invite … He earned an NCAA Championships relay alternate spot, helping the UK men to 17th in the 200 free relay (1:17.91) and 15th in the 400 free relay (2:51.53) … He helped the UK men break three school relay records this season, including the 400 free relay (2:51.40), the 800 free relay (6:21.53) and the 200 medley relay (1:24.98) … Named to CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
 
2017-18 (Sophomore): Scored in all three of his individual events at the SEC Championships … Top finish at the conference meet came in the 50 free, placing 12th with a PR 19.79 … Finished 16th in the 100 free with a time of 44.01 … Placed 22nd in the 200 free with a personal-best time of 1:36.45 … Swam a best time of 43.24 in the 100 free at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet, which ranked No. 5 on Kentucky’s top 10 list … Named CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention.

2016-17 (Freshman): Recorded personal best times in all three of his individual events at the SEC Championships … There, saw his top finish in the 100 free, touching 12th in 43.51, and scored in the 50 free, finishing 22nd in 20.01 … Named to SEC First-Year Honor Roll … Became the first male from Zimbabwe to represent the country at the FINA World Championships, competing in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle events … Finished 59th in the 100 free in 51.08 and 62nd in the 50 free in 23.37… Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
 
Prior to UK: Earned numerous swimming honors throughout his career … Team captain … Competed for Westville Swim Club … Competed in cross country and water polo.

*The NCAA Championships were cancelled because of the COVID-19 public health threat.
^The CSCAA board adjusted the All-America selection criteria to recognize a group of individuals who would have had the opportunity to compete for All-America status at the canceled 2020 NCAA Championships.

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