University of Iowa Athletics
Free/Back/Fly/IM

Michael Tenney

Class Sophomore
Hometown Chino Hills, Calif.
High School Chino Hills

Hawk Item — Finished his career as the school record holder in the 800-free relay (6:20.84)… also was second all-time in 200 fly (1:44.18), fifth in 400 IM (3:50.10), sixth in 200 free (1:35.83), seventh in 500 free (4:21.20), and 10th in 200 IM (1:48.08)… had four top-10 relay times in school history.

2019-20 Honors — Recipient of Iowa Swimming’s Team MVP award. 2019-20 — Posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 200 free (1:35.83) and 200 fly (1:44.18)… led the team in the 200 fly… scored in two events at the Big Ten Championships, placing fifth in the 200 fly (1:44.37) and 18th in the 200 free (1:35.83)… also a member of the team-leading 800-free relay that set a school record, posted an NCAA Provisional qualifying time and placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships… swam collegiate bests in 200 free (1:35.83), 200 fly (1:44.18) and 200 IM (1:48.08)… swam season-best times in 50 free (21.00), 500 free (4:31.95), 100 fly (48.79).

2018-19 — Posted an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 500 free (4:21.20), 200 fly (1:44.72), and 400 IM (3:50.10)… led the team in the 500 free and 200 fly and ranked second in 400 IM… placed sixth in the 800-free relay with a school-record time of 6:23.07 at the Big Ten Championships… was 11th in the 500 free and 24th in 400 IM at Big Tens.

2017-18 — Posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 200 fly (1:46.35) and 400 IM (3:51.60), ranking second on the team in both events… scored in three events at the Big Ten Championships… was seventh as part of 800-free relay (6:28.93) and placed 13th in 200 fly (1:46.87) and 18th in 400 IM (3:51.60)… swam to career-best performances in the 50 free (20.91), 100 free (46.05), 200 free (1:38.51), 500 free (4:25.69), 1,000 free (9:24.26), and 200 IM (1:51.50)… swam to eight individual event victories.

2016-17 — Swam to collegiate-bests in 200 fly ( 1:49.50), 400 IM (3:59.20), 500 free (4:27.69), 50 free (21.87), 100 free (46.46), 200 IM (1:56.25), and 1,000 free (9:30.51)… ranked second on the team in the 1,000 free and 400 IM.

High School — Placed fourth in 500 free and seventh in 200 free at California state meet as a senior… placed fifth in 500 free as a junior… two-time conference champion, winning the 200 free as a junior and 500 free as a senior… also was runner-up in 200 free as senior and placed sixth in 500 free as a junior… high school coach was John Kunishima.

Personal — Born April 27, 1998, in Anaheim, California… son of Steven and Christina Tenney… has two older sisters, Alyssa and Danielle… majoring in mechanical engineering.

Tenney’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 20.91 Western Illinois 2/2/18
100 Free 46.05 Western Illinois 2/2/18
200 Free 1:35.83 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/20
500 Free 4:21.20 Big Ten Championships 3/1/19
1,000 Free 9:24.26 Minnesota 10/27/17
100 Fly 48.41 Hawkeye Invitational 11/16/18
200 Fly 1:44.18 at Big Ten Championships 2/29/20
200 IM 1:48.08 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/20
400 IM 3:50.10 Big Ten Championships 3/1/19