Dimond High School Swimmer: Breckynn Willis Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Instagram, Facebook, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Breckynn Willis Biography

Breckynn Willis Biography

Breckynn Willis is a Alaska State Champion swimmer. She was disqualified during a swim meet over the fit of her swimsuit. She was wearing her high school issued bathing suit. Her swimming victory taken away for ‘exposing too many buttocks’ in decision branded ‘racist and sexist’. Breckynn says she had been disqualified from the race in Anchorage, Alaska, after crushing the competition in the 100m freestyle last Friday.

Breckynn Willis Age

She is 17 years old.

Breckynn Willis School

She is a Diamond high school Student

Authorities Statements

In a statement, the Anchorage School District said: ‘The disqualification appears to stem from a difference of opinion in the interpretation of the rules governing high school swim uniforms.

‘The Dimond swim team has purchased approved, team suits for every swimmer that meet the requirements put forth by the NFHS.

Breckynn Willis Swimsuit

‘The disqualified athlete was wearing the approved, school-issued suit during the race. In the first three meets this year, the Dimond swim team has had no disqualifications related to the wear of the swim uniform.

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) said in August that an athlete wearing a uniform not within guidelines could be disqualified.

Graphics on Alaska School Activities Association show suits deemed appropriate for both male and female athletes.

NFHS Executive Director Karissa Niehoff wrote in August: ‘There is a growing trend in high school swimming and diving of athletes wearing training and competitive suits in a manner that contradicts with the intention of their original design and manufacture.

Guidelines say the suits must ‘be worn in the appropriate size as dictated by that manufacturer’s specifications for the athlete’s body type and shall remain unaltered. Boys shall wear suits which cover the buttocks, and girls shall wear suits which cover the buttocks and breasts.’

But Langford argues: ‘Before these suits even get on an athlete’s body, the cut of them isn’t in compliance with the modesty rule.’

Sandy Searcy, Director of Sports for the NFHS, said: ‘What we’re attempting to do is try to define the parameters of the problem that quite frankly has been brought to us by adults who are uncomfortable being on deck with young men and young ladies who are not appropriately covered.’

Officials have now been accused of racism and sexism, as Willis is the only mixed-race girl on the team – and was the only swimmer to be disqualified.

Breckynn Willis Instagram, Facebook

Her social accounts are not available

Breckynn Willis Sister Targeted

Blackstone was no stranger to Willis or her family. Dreamer Kowatch, Willis’ younger sister and also a competitive swimmer, was publicly criticized by Blackstone about the fit of her swimsuit during the 2018-19 school year

Langford said that Dreamer has told friends and family she feels as though the community disapproves because her “specific body is not appropriate for competitive swimming.”

The School District has asked that Blackstone be decertified as an official, NBC 12 reported. The ASAA’s executive director Billy Strickland said the School District “believes Blackstone has targeted Willis and her sister, a fellow teammate, in a pattern of unfair enforcement over the past year.”

Breckynn Willis Evidence Against Her

Langford revealed that last year, a “rogue” team member’s parent took photos of Breckynn’s backside in a swimsuit “without her knowledge or consent,” and circulated the images online “as evidence that her attire is immoral.”

“She is a minor – that parent should be arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography,” Langford wrote. She went on to write that parents have been overheard saying that “for the sake of their sons, the mother of these young ladies should cover up her daughters.”

Breckynn Willis Defended by Swim Coach Langford

On September 7, Langford wrote “Alaska’s Swimsuit Scandal Unfairly Policies Young Girls’ Bodies.” Langford pointed out that Willis was wearing a regulation that matched the style worn by her teammates. She went on to say that Willis was targeted “for the way the suit fit her curvier, fuller-figured body.

According to Langford, she’s seen tensions rise over swimsuit fit issues for the past year. “It has caused my own athletes to be needlessly self-conscious about the appearance of their bodies, which preoccupies them just as much, if not more, than the quality of their performances. Langford went on to say that it’s the girls’ bodies being policed rather than the uniforms.

Using diagrams, Langford showed how regulation uniforms don’t comply with the modesty standards set by the national federation. “Notice the high-cut backs to these suits – they’re not technically in compliance even before they get on the body of a swimmer, yet many high schools use these brands as their team suits.” After showing that the suits worn by all the swimmers didn’t meet the national federation’s standards she asked why only one swimmer had been disqualified.These young swimmers aren’t being punished for wearing their suits in scandalous or provocative ways, but rather, because their ample hips, full chests, and dark complexions look different than their willowy, thin, and mostly pallid teammates

Breckynn Willis Win Reinstated

On September 10, the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) reversed the referee’s decision and reinstated Willis’ win. The reinstatement came within an hour after receiving a letter from the Anchorage School District (ASD) requesting that Willis’ win be upheld. The reversal also resulted in the Dimond High School regaining points lost by Willis’ disqualification.

“This is as good or better as I could have hoped for,” West High School swim coach Lauren Langford told KTUU. Although she’s not Willis’ coach, Langford Willis’ story to the nation’s attention after writing a blog post about the incident. “What has been carried out on pool decks in Alaska over the last year is nothing short of racism, sexism, body-shaming, and child abuse,” she wrote.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Breckynn Willis was disqualified from the race in Anchorage, Alaska last Friday
  • The decision is now being investigated by the Anchorage School District 
  • One coach said the Dimond High School student was ‘targeted and singled out’
  • Willis had worn the suit without any problems at three prior meets this season 
  • The same official is said to have also criticized Breckynn’s sister and her suit
  • The referee claimed she could see ‘butt cheek touching butt cheek’ on Willis’ suit
  • Officials have released graphics to show suits deemed appropriate for athletes