JUNIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Took silver in the 100-yard backstroke in the opening meet against Loyola ... Recorded a personal-best time in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:56.90 in the meet against Pittsburgh and Virginia ... Claimed a second-place finish as part of the 200-yard IM relay team with a time of 23.40 in the meet against SMU ... Took home a personal-best time of 1:43.54 as part of the 800-yard freestyle relay team ... Placed second as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team in the meet against Georgia ... Took fifth place in both the 100 back and as part of the 200-yard medley relay team in the meet against Texas A&M ... Finished the season strong by claiming personal-best times in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke with times of 20.82, 44.67 and 49.12 respectively at the SEC Championships.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Took fifth in the 200 free and individual medley, as well as sixth in the 100 free in the dual meet against Auburn ... Tallied two first-place finishes in the ‘B’ final of the 100 back and the ‘C’ final of the 100 free at the Art Adamson Invitational ... Garnered eighth overall in the ‘A’ final of the 200 IM at the Art Adamson Invite ... In the relays, anchored the 800 and 200 free relay squads, leading the teams to second and fourth place finishes, respectively ... Part of the 400 free relay that took fifth overall at Art Adamson ... In the dual meet against Alabama, took sixth and eighth in the 100 and 200 free, respectively ... Part of the 400 free relay that garnered fourth overall against the Crimson Tide ... Touched the wall fifth in the 200 IM against Texas A&M ... At the SEC Championships, finished in the top-40 of the 200 IM and 100 free.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Earned three top times in his first appearance at SEC Championships … Just missed moving on to the final of the 100 back as the first alternate at the conference meet … Also finished 29th in the 200 IM and 42nd in the 100 free at SEC’s … Touched the wall second in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 free in the home finale against Texas A&M … Earned fourth place finishes in the 100 and 200 free against Missouri … Finished fourth in the 100 free, fifth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100 back against Kentucky and Virginia Tech … At midseason, reached the ‘B’ final of the 200 IM, 100 back and 100 free … Took third in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 free in LSU’s win over SMU … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Team captain for two years at Hardin Valley Academy … Three-time All-American and two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … A part of the team that finished third at the Tennessee state championships and won the regional championship in 2015 … A part of National Honor Society … Coached by Larry Hough at Hardin Valley Academy.
Born March 10, 1997 … Parents are Burke and Ginger Arthur … Has one sister – Madeline … Majoring in coastal environmental science.
Will Arthur's Top Times
50 free - 20.82 2017 2018 SEC Championships
100 free - 44.67 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
200 free - 1:40.12 2016 LSU vs. Texas A&M
100 back - 48.49 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
200 back - 1:55.55 2017 2017 SMU vs. LSU
100 fly - 50.84 2016 LSU vs. Texas A&M
200 IM - 1:48.66 2016 SEC Championships
Will Arthur's 2017-18 Top Times
50 free - 20.82 SEC Championships
100 free - 44.67 SEC Championships
200 free - 1:43.54 Art Adamson Invitational
100 back - 49.12 SEC Championships
200 back - 1:55.55 SMU vs. LSU
200 IM - 1:56.90 LSU vs. Pitt/UVA