Daniel Bates
Sprinter Freestyle Backstroke 0
Last School
Logan High School
Roster Years


  • Married to Stephanie Bates
  • Parents are Brian and Yolanda Bates
  • High school basketball team captain senior year
  • Lettered Varsity basketball two years
  • His mother, Yolanda, was his coach
  • Mother, Yolanda, sister, Nikki, and brother, Sammy all swam for BYU
  • LDS mission to San Antonio, Texas
  • Has one sister and two brothers
  • Majoring in Mechanical Engineering

Before BYU

  • Member of the winning 200 and 400 free relay teams who set the school record region champion in the 100 free, 100 back, 50 free and 200 IM three years in high school
  • 2004 state champion in the 100 free 2005 state champion in the 50 and 100 free
  • Lettered Varsity all four years in swimming
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2008-2009

  • Competed in all seven dual meets for the Cougars
  • Named to the All-Mountain West Conference team for his performance in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay at MWC Championships
  • Finished 15th in the 50 free at the MWCC with a preliminary time of 20.61 and a final time of 20.88
  • Swam on the second-place 200 free relay at MWCC
  • Finished 12th in the 100 free at MWCC with a time of 45.58
  • Swam on the 400 free relay team at MWCC that placed second
  • Ranked third in the 50 free on the season for the Cougars
  • Ranked second in the 100 free on the season for BYU
Sophmore Year 2009-2010

  • Competed in all nine meets for the Cougars
  • Helped the 200 free relay, 400 free relay, and 200 medley relay place sixth, fifth and fifth, respectively, in the Mountain West Conference
  • Had the second-fastest time in the 50 free on the team with a 21.03 earned at MWCC
  • Tallied the third-fastest time for the Cougars in the 100 free with a 46.42 earned at the MWCC
  • Earned the fourth-fastest Cougar time in the 200 back, clocking in at 1:59.00 against Arizona State
  • Received the MWC Academic All-Conference award
Junior Year 2010-2011

  • Competed in all seven dual meets for the Cougars
  • Recorded two first-place wins in the 400 free relay against Seattle University and Wyoming
  • Placed 14th in the 50 free (20.94) and fourth in the 200 free relay (1:21.79) at the MWCC
  • Ranked 18th in the 50 free and 28th in the 100 back in the conference
  • Ranked third for the Cougars in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 back
  • Received the Academic All-Conference award
Senior Year 2011-2012

  • Competed in seven dual meets for the Cougars
  • All-Academic MPSF selection
  • Member of 2012 MPSF Conference Championship team
  • Fifth on Cougars in 100 Back (52.46)
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year