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Richard Barnes Athlete Profile

Richard Barnes

Positions: Freestyle, Distance Height: 6-0 Weight: 178 Roster Years: 1991-1992 | 1994-1997 Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT


  • 1991 4A Swimmer of the Year at Skyline High School
  • Former state record holder in the 200 free
  • State champion in the 200 and 500 free
  • Interests include skiing and music
  • Returned to BYU in the 1994-95 season after serving an LDS Church mission to Guam
  • As a freshman, he placed second in the WAC in both the 200 free and the 500 free
  • Also placed fourth in the 1650 meters and was a member of the first-place 800 free relay team
  • Placed third in the 800 free, seventh in the 500 free, ninth in the 200 free and 11th in the 1650 free in the WAC Championships in 1995
  • Academic All-WAC with a 3.53 GPA in 1995