Event: 1500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle
High School: Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (Rumson, N.J.) '10
College: University of Michigan '14, Mechanical Engineering
- 2012 Olympic Games, 6th (1500-meter freestyle)
- Qualified for the 2012 Olympic team by finishing second in the 1500-meter freestyle
- 2012 NCAA Championships: 3rd (1650-yard freestyle), 5th (500-yard freestyle)
Fun Facts: Started swimming for beach club at age 6 ... One dog, Stella, and he got her while recovering from getting appendix removed ... Loves surfing, lifeguarding ... Used to play baseball and soccer
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