Saturday 02/22
SEC Championships - Day Five
Swim & Dive
Friday 02/21
SEC Championships - Day Four
Swim & Dive
Thursday 02/20
SEC Championships - Day Three
Swim & Dive
Wednesday 02/19
SEC Championships - Day Two
Swim & Dive
Tuesday 02/18
SEC Championships - Day One
Swim & Dive
Saturday 02/01
Swim & Dive
Saturday 02/01
Swim & Dive
Leia Bates
Position: Free
Height: 5'9"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: James Madison HS
Club: Alamo Area Aquatics Assoc.
Experience: High School
Leia Bates Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 09/29/2013
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Bates was a four-year letterwinner at Madison High School and also swam for Alamo Area Aquatics Association from ages 10 to 18. Bates was a regional finalist her freshman year and a state qualifier her sophomore, junior and senior years. Bates broke the 200 freestyle record and the 500 freestyle record at her school. Bates’ best times include a 1:50.93 in the 200 freestyle, a 4:55.47 in the 500 freestyle, a 51.97 in the 100 freestyle, a 10:09.79 in the 1,000 freestyle and a 2:07.02 in the 200 butterfly. 

PERSONAL: Leia Nicole Bates was born on May 10, 1995 in San Antonio, Texas, and is the daughter of Mark and Marie Phelps and Brad and Eva Bates. Bates has one younger sister, Justine, and a younger brother, Charlie. While attending Madison High School, Bates was a member of varsity choir and National Honor Society. Bates chose Arkansas because she loved the school and the swim team. She hopes to attend law school after college. 

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