Men's Swimming

 

  Max Butler
Max Butler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Duxbury, Mass.

High School:
Duxbury

Height:
6-1

Event:
Back/IM


General: Ranks third all-time at UMass in the 100 back (49.75) and second in the 200 back (1:47.14) while also holding the tenth spot in school history in the 200 IM (1:52.67). Also holds the top time in school history as a member of both the 200 medley relay (1:30.18) and the 400 medley relay (3:19.34).

2010-11 (Senior): Took a team high four gold medals at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/23-26) in the 100 back (49.75), 200 back (1:47.14), 200 medley relay (1:30.18) and the 400 medley relay (3:19.71) ... Took second in 200 medley relay (1:34.03), second in 100 backstroke (52.77), sixth in 200 backstroke (1:57.39), fourth in 200 freestyle relay (1:26.86) and tenth in 200 IM (2:00.50) at Dartmouth's Invitational (1/29)... Placed first in both the 200 medley relay (1:34.43) and 100 backstroke (51.38), and placed second in 200 backstroke (1:54.73) vs. BC (1/21)... Took first place in the 100 backstroke (53.34), fifth in the 200 backstroke (1:58.21) and sixth in the 200 IM (2:02.48). Helped the 200 medley relay to a first place finish at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/15) ... Finished in first place in the 100 backstroke (50.55) and second in the 200 backstroke (1:51.83) against Yale (12/4) ... Had three top-10 finishes at the Terrier Invitational (11/21), placing second in the 100 backstroke (51.01), fourth in the 200 backstroke (1:51.46), and tenth in the 200 IM (1:56.19). Assisted the 200 medley relay team to a second place finish (1:32.85) ... Placed fourth in 200 yard IM (200.24), second in both the 100 yard (52.65) and 200 yard (1:54.58) backstroke, helped take fifth place in 500 yard relay (4:21.18) and second for the 200 yard relay (1:35.56) against Binghamton (11/6) ... Took first in the 200 backstroke (1:54.61), third in the 200 free (1:48.22) and helped the 200 medley relay team to a first place finish (1:38.55) and the 200 free relay team to a third place finish (1:30.69) against Stony Brook (10/30) ... Finished first in the 200 Medley Relay (1:35.29) and in 100 backstroke (52.48), second in 200 backstroke(155.52) vs. Army (10/23) ... Grabbed three top finishes against BU (10/16); second in the 100 backstroke (52.08), fourth in the 200 backstroke (1:55.49) and fifth in the 200 IM (1:58.84).

2009-10 (Junior): Grabbed a pair of silver medals at the A-10 Championships in the 100 backstroke (1:49.47) and 200 backstroke (1:49.68), while finishing fifth in the 200 IM and helping the 200 medley relay team to a gold medal finish (2/20) ... Won the 100 backstroke with a time of 52.31 against Fordham (1/30) ... Notched second in the 100 butterfly with a time of 53.85 and third in the 200 free with a time of 1:48.05 at Colgate (1/24) ... Had three top-five finishes at the Rhode Island Invitational, taking second in the 400 IM (4:18.97), third in the 200 backstroke (1:55.91) and fifth in the 100 backstroke (54.32) ... Took the third spot in the 100 backstroke (53.29) at Yale (12/5) ... Notched three top-10 finishes at the Terrier Invitational in the 100 backstroke (53.32), 200 backstroke (1:53.23) and 400 IM (4:18.06) (11/22) ... Grabbed second in the 200 backstroke (1:56.82) and third in the 100 backstroke (53.43) against Binghamton (11/7) ... Helped 200 medley relay team to first-place finish (1:35.84) against Stony Brook (10/31) ... Finished second in the 100-yard backstroke (52.93) and third in the 200-yard backstroke (1:56.71) against BU (10/17).

2008-09 (Sophomore): Finished second in the 100 back (49.82) and third in the 200 back (1:48.49) while also helping the 200 medley relay team to a second-place finish at the A-10 Championships (1/18-21) ... Placed first in the 200 back (1:54.62) and the 200 IM (2:00.10), also placing second in the 100 back (52.59) at Fordham (1/31) ... Notched two second-place finishes: 200 free (1:44.03) and 200 back (1:57.50) at home against Colgate (1/25) ... Finished first in the 200 IM (1:53.96), 200 back (1:54.59), and 100 back (53.03) in the win over Boston College (1/24) ... Placed first in the 100 back (53.54) and second in the 200 back(1:56.76) and the 200 IM (2:00.52) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/16-17) ... Finished first in the 200 back (1:50.95), second in the 100 back (51.80), and third in the 400 IM (4:10.37) at BU's Terrier Invitational (11/21-23) ... Placed third in the 100 back (53.22) while also helping the 400 free relay team to a first-place finish against Binghamton (11/8) ... Notched second in the 100 free (49.27) and fourth in the 1000 free (10:20.59) against Stony Brook (11/1) ... Saw the top spot in the 200 back (1:55.61) while also placing third in the 100 back (54.49) and the 200 IM (2:01.37) and helping the 200 medley relay team to a first-place finish as the Minutemen took down Army for the first time (10/25) ... Finished third in the 200 back (1:57.73) against BU (10/18).

2007-08 (Freshman): Placed fourth in the 200 back (1:50.16), second in the 100 back (50.97), eighth in the 200 IM (1:55.64), and swam the second leg for the fourth-place 800 free relay (6:50.05) team at the A-10 Championships (2/20-23) ... Individually placed fifth in the 200 IM (2:00.96) and helped the 400 medley relay (3:38.35) and the 200 free relay (1:33.37) teams to fourth and sixth-place finishes at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/11-12) ... Took seventh in the 200 IM (1:57.60), fifth in the 400 IM (4:10.48), and fifth in the 100 back (53.23) and was also a member of the second-place 400 medley relay (3:28.51) and the fourth-place 800 free relay (7:02.93) teams at the BU Terrier Invitational (11/16-18).

Before UMass: Swam for the Duxbury High School Dragons ... Holds school records in the 100 back (52.4 seconds), 500 free (4:47), 200 free (1:47), and 200 IM (2:01) ... Was a member of the Bernal's Gators swim club ... Massachusetts State Champion in the 100 backstroke in 2004 and 2005 ... Finished ninth overall in both the 50 and 100 back at the Junior National Championships.

Personal: Max Hetherington Butler ... Born on March 31, 1988 ... Son of Eric Butler and Dana Hetherington ... Has one older sibling, Chase Hetherington ... Majoring in math and science.

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