University of Iowa Athletics
Back/Free

Forrest White

Class Sophomore
Hometown Danville, Calif.
High School De La Salle

2019-20 Honors — Named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. 2019-20 — Swam a collegiate-best time in the 50 free (20.99) at the Big Ten Championships… had season-best times of 1:41.92 (200 free), 50.59 (100 back), and 1:49.56 (200 back).

2018-19 — Swam a collegiate-best in the 200 free (1:38.75) at the Big Ten Championships.

2017-18 — Swam to an NCAA “B” qualifying time and career-best in the 200 back (1:45.77) at the Big Ten Championships… also swam a career-best in the 100 back (48.96)… posted career-bests in the 50 free (21.16), 100 free (46.09), and 100 back (48.96)… was second on the team in the 100 back and third in the 200 back.

2016-17 — Swam to collegiate-best times in 200 free (1:39.95), 500 free (4:26.64), 100 back (49.51), and 200 back (1:46.37)… posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 200 back… ranked fourth on the team in 500 free, and third in both 100 and 200 back… placed 23rd in the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships.

High School — Junior National Qualifier (summer and winter) and National qualifier (winter)… 2015 California Nevada Section champion in the 200-meter backstroke (2:06.10)… three-time All-American, earning the distinction as a sophomore, junior, and senior… three-time team MVP and team captain… finished fourth and fifth at the 2016 California State Championship… school record-holder in the 200 free (1:38.30), 100 back (49.22), 200-medley relay (1:33.29), and 400-free relay (3:03.29)… top times: 50 back (22.76), 100 back (49.22), 200 back (1:48.73),50 free (21.11), 100 free (45.86), 200 free (1:38.30), 100 fly (50.34)… USA Swimming Academic All-American and a Scholastic All-American as a sophomore, junior, and senior… high school coach was Steve Guthrie… club coach was Ethan Hall.

Personal — Born Aug. 20, 1997… son of Troy and Kimberlee White… father played college football at BYU… sister, Madison, is a senior swimmer at UCLA where she is a three-time NCAA qualifier… majoring in health and human physiology with a minor in human relations.

White’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 20.99 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/20
100 Free 46.09 at Purdue 11/3/17
200 Free 1:38.75 Big Ten Championships 3/1/19
500 Free 4:26.64 at Big Ten Championships 2/23/17
100 Back 48.96 at Big Ten Championships 2/23/18
200 Back 1:45.77 at Big Ten Championships 2/24/18