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Davis Tarwater


  • Swimmer at Club Wolverine (CW-MI)]]
  • in 2008 = 24 DOB: Mar 24, 1984
  • 6' 1" (185.4 cm) 180 lbs (81.6 kg)
  • Hometown = Knoxville, Tenn.
  • in 2008 resides in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • former resident of Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Coach = Bob Bowman
  • Wikipedia:Davis Tarwater
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:

Narrowly missed a medal at the 2005 World Championships, finishing fourth in the 200m fly ... won his first U.S. national title (200m fly) and first NCAA title (200y fly) in 2005 … repeated as champion in the 200y fly at the 2006 NCAAs ... competed at 2003 Pan American Games in 400m free

World Championships

2005: 4, 200m FL

World Championships

2007: 10, 200m FL; 48, 50m FL Duel in the Pool History: 2007: 1, 200m fly; 2, 100m fly

2007 World Rankings:

74th, 100m free; 65th, 50m fly; 22nd, 100m fly; 11th, 200m fly

2006 World Rankings:

34th, 100m fly; 13th, 200m fly

2005 World Rankings:

117th, 200m free; 20th, 100m fly; 8th, 200m fly

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Swim Titles

200m Fly (2): '07 SUM, ’05 SPG


National Teams: 2005 National A Team ... 2006 National B Team Collegiate: 13-time All-American ... 2006 Michigan Male College Athlete of the Year by the Detroit Athletic Club ... the award honors athletic achievement, academics and community service ... Big Ten Medal of Honor Winner as top UM student athlete High School: Tennessee State High School Champion and state record holder in the 200y and 500y free … nine-time High School All-American ... 2002 Tennessee Swimmer of the Year


High School: Webb School of Knoxville '02 College: Michigan '06 / Political science Graduate Studies: Hopes to attend law school in the future

Family, Village, Community

Parents: Dwight and Mary … father is a lawyer, and mother is a homemaker Sibling(s): Younger sister (Katherine) … younger brother (Dwight) Notable Relative(s): Grandfather (Richmond Flowers III) was the Attorney General of Alabama from 1963-1967 and a civil rights activist … uncle (Richmond Flowers II) was an All-American and NCAA Champion in track and football; he was the world champion in the 110m hurdles and played as a safety in the NFL from 1969-73 Sports Played Before Swimming: Basketball, track Pet(s): Has two dogs (Sam and Maggie) Hobbies Outside the Pool: Guitar Hero, watching college football Ultimate Way to Relax: Listening to music (mostly country, rock and roll) Most Influential Person: My father … “He taught me how to be a man, but more importantly, how to be a champion.” Charities: Has been active with Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, visiting patients and assisting with Mock Rock, U-M's annual fundraiser for the children's hospital Sponsor(s): Speedo, Mutual of Omaha, Swimmer

Training Notes


Swims 14,000 meters/yards per day, 5 hours a day, 6 days a week More: When he was little, wanted to be a firefighter ... if he could be on any TV show, it would be Jeopardy Favorites: U.S. city: Ann Arbor, Mich. ... int'l destination: Cayman Islands ... musicians: Ryan Adams, Wilco, Steve Earle ... t.v. show: The Office

International Medals

2007 Duel in The Pool 2007: Silver, 100m FL; Gold, 200m FL

Top Times

Event Best Year 100m FR 50.08 Jul 07 200m FR 1:49.35 Feb 08 400m FR 3:53.27 Aug 02 200m FL 1:55.93 May 08


Swimvitational - 4 Final, 200m FR; 5 Final, 100m FL 08 SCSC GP - 21 Final, 100m FR; 2 Final, 100m FL; t1 Final, 200m FL 08 OSU GP - t5 Final, 200m FR


SCY NATS - t8 Final, 200y FR; t5 Final, 500y FR; t2 Final, 100y FL; t1 Final, 200y FL; 3 Final, 400y FR-R; 1 Final, 800y FR-R; 2 Final, 400y MED-R Namesnik GP - 8 Final, 200m FR; 7 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 100m FL; 2 Final, 200m FL MoO DiP - 2 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL WORLD - 10 Semi, 200m FL


US OPEN - 11 Final, 400m FR; 5 Final, 100m FL; 3 Final, 200m FL PAN PAC - 6 Final, 100m FL; 5 Final, 200m FL SUM NATS - 21 Final, 100m FR; 4 Final, 100m FL; 2 Final, 200m FL NCAA - 4 Final, 100y FL; 1 Final, 200y FL


SUM NATS - 12 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 100m FL MoO DiP - 2 Final, 100m FL; 2 Final, 200m FL WORLD - 4 Final, 200m FL WC TRIALS - 4 Final, 100m FL; 1 Final, 200m FL 2004 OLY TRIALS - 7 Final, 100m FL; 4 Final, 200m FL 2003 US OPEN - 5 Final, 200m FR; 7 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 100m FL; 2 Final, 200m FL 2002 SUM NATS - 12 Final, 200m FR; 7 Final, 400m FR; 8 Final, 1500m FR SPG NATS - 9 Final, 100m FR; 11 Final, 200m FR; 8 Final, 400m FR; 6 Final, 1500m FR; 15 Final, 100m FL; 3 Final, 200m FL