Davis Tarwater

Background[edit | edit source]

Career Highlights:[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

2005: 4, 200m FL

World Championships[edit | edit source]

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

2007 World Rankings:[edit | edit source]

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

2006 World Rankings:[edit | edit source]

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

2005 World Rankings:[edit | edit source]

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

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Swim Titles[edit | edit source]

200m Fly (2): '07 SUM, ’05 SPG

Details[edit | edit source]

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

Personal:[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

2008[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Top Times[edit | edit source]

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

2008[edit | edit source]

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

2007[edit | edit source]

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

2006[edit | edit source]

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

2005[edit | edit source]

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

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