University of Iowa Athletics
Back/Fly

Byron Butler

Class Fr.
Hometown New Berlin, Wis.
High School West

Iowa Items — Best times in 100 back (47.93), 200 back (1:44.83) and 100 fly (47.49) rank third, third and second, respectively, in school history… member of the 400 medley relay (3:11.87) that set the school record at the 2012 Big Ten Championships.

2011-12 — Led the team in the 100 fly (47.49)… swam collegiate best times in the 100 back (47.93), 200 back (1:44.83) and 100 fly (47.49) at the Big Ten Championships… placed 10th in the 100 fly (47.49) and 15th in the 100 back (48.46) at the Big Ten Championships… swam the fly leg of the school record-setting 400 medley relay (3:11.87) that placed fourth at the Big Ten Champioships… recorded 19 top-three finishes… was a member of five winning relays… qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 fly (57.25) and 100 back (57.25)… named Academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2010-11 — Led team in the 200 back (1:44.87) and 100 fly (48.15)… swam collegiate best times in the 100 back (50.22) and 200 fly (1:49.36) at the Shamrock Invitational and the 200 IM (1:52.32) at the Hawkeye Invitational… placed seventh at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 back (1:44.87)… set the school record in the 200 back (1:44.87)… recorded eight first-place finishes… named to the Academic All-Big Ten team… letterwinner.

2009-10 — Set school record in the 200 back (1:45.30)… swam collegiate bests in 100 free (50.00), 100 fly (49.03) and 200 fly (1:55.40)… placed 11th in the 200 back and 19th in the 100 fly at Big Ten Championships… recorded 13 first-place finishes… swam on seven winning relays…letterwinner.

High School — Won 100 fly (49.11) and 100 back (50.05) state titles senior year with both times ranking fourth in Division I meet history… led 200 medley relay to second place at state meet with a time that ranks seventh in meet history… three-time automatic All-American, earning All-America consideration as part of 400 free relay… Milwaukee Journal 2009 Swimmer of the Year… won 100 fly state title (51.39) and placed seventh in 100 back (53.85) at state meet junior year… 12-time state qualifier… five-time all-state, eight-time conference champion and eight-time first team all-conference… set conference record in 100 back three times… three-time team MVP… team captain senior year… six-time Junior National qualifier… 2008 USA Short Course National championship qualifier… set school and pool records in 100 fly, 100 back, and as part of 200 medley and 400 free relays… three-time USA Swimming scholastic All-American and AP scholar… four-year honor roll student… coached by Paul Lutzke and Blaine Carlson… swam for Waukesha Express Swim Club.

Personal — Born July 8, 1991… son of Wyatt and Robin Butler… biology major.

Butler’s Collegiate Bests
50 Free – 21.88, vs. UNI/WIU, 2/4/11
100 Free – 50.00, at Short Course Nationals, 12/3/09
100 Back – 47.93, at Big Ten Championships, 2/24/12
200 Back – 1:44.83, at Big Ten Championships, 2/25/12
100 Fly – 47.49 ,at Big Ten Championships, 2/24/12
200 Fly – 1:48.72, vs. Minnestoa, 11/4/11
200 IM – 1:51.20, Hawkeye Invitational, 12/2-4/11