University of Iowa Athletics

Brandon Farnum

Class Fr.
Hometown Red Oak, Iowa
High School Red Oak
Brandon Farnum - Men's Swim & Dive - University of Iowa Athletics

2016-17 — Swam to season-best times in 50 free (20.83), 100 free (45.84), and 100 fly (49.41)… Academic All-Big Ten.

2015-16 — Swam a collegiate-best time in 100 fly (49.37)… had season-best times of 20.29 (50 free) and 44.80 (100 free)… member of the team-leading 200-free relay (1:18.72)… member of the seventh-place 200-free relay (1:18.72) at the 2016 Big Ten Championships… won the 100 free in season-opening dual at Illinois Chicago (9/26)… also was on a pair of winning relays… recipient of Strength & Conditioning Award… Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014-15 — Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree… swam collegiate-best times in the 50 free (20.28), 100 free (44.64), and 100 fly (49.81)… member of team-leading 200 free relay (1:19.38), third-fastest 400 medley relay (3:25.27), and fourth-fastest 200 medley relay (1:29.81)… 200 free relay time ranks eighth all-time… recorded two top-10 finishes at Big Ten Championships; finishing seventh in the 400 free relay (2:56.62) and eighth in the 200 free relay (1:19.38)… named Academic All-Big Ten… recipient of the Irving B. Weber Leadership Award… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Swam collegiate-best times in the 50 (20.44) and 100-free (44.99) at the Iowa Senior Championships, while recording a collegiate-best in the 200 free (1:42.96) at the Hawkeye Invitational… was a member of the third-fastest 200 free relay (1:20.87) and 800 free relay (6:46.24) teams… letterwinner.

High School — Placed fourth in the 50 and 100 free at the 2013 Iowa State Meet… finished third and 10th as a junior and 24th and 17th as a sophomore… helped Red Oak to an eighth place team finish in 2013 following a ninth-place showing in 2012… school-record-holder in the 100-free (46.81)… also competed on the golf team for four years, where he was named the most improved golfer in 2012… graduated with high honors… high school coach was Bruce Shomburg.

Personal — Born Aug. 17, 1994, in Council Bluffs, Iowa… son of Mike and Cheryl Farnum… has an older sister, Stephanie… majoring in finance.

Farnum’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 20.28 Big Ten Championships 2/26/15
100 Free 44.65 Big Ten Championships 2/26/15
200 Free 1:42.96 Hawkeye Invitational 12/7/13
100 Fly 49.37 at Big Ten Championships 2/26/16