Men's Swimming

 

  Michael Prout
Michael Prout

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Springfield, Mass.

High School:
St. Mary HS

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 124

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
02/18/1987



NBC 22 Feature On Paralympian Mike Prout

  • No Obstacle Too Great For UMass Freshman To Overcome, John Connolly, The Boston Herald
  • 'Golden' Prout Defies The Odds, Joey White, The Daily Collegian

    2007-08 (Junior): Placed 21st in th 200 backstroke (2:07.59) at the BU Terrier Invitational (11/16-18).

    2006-07 (Sophomore): Given the team's S.T.U.D. Award for the second consecutive year ... also presented with the team's Iron Man award ... took third and swam his fastest 500 free time (5:05.09) against Boston College (1/20) ... posted his top 1,000 free (10:28.84) at Boston University (11/11).

    2005-06 (Freshman): Given the team's S.T.U.D. Award ... added depth to the distance freestyle events ... set two U.S. Paralympic records in the 1,000 free (10:18.01) and 500 free (4:59.52) in dual meet against Fordham (1/28) ... his 500 free performance was the first time in his life that he cracked the 5-minute barrier ... named A-10 Rookie of the Week and UMass Athlete of the Week for his efforts against Fordham.

    Before UMass: Member of the U.S. Paralympic Team who owns three world records (400M free; 800M free; 1,500M free) and American records in the 200M free; 400M free; 800M free; 1,500M free; and 200M butterfly ... won the gold medal in the 400 meter freestyle and the bronze medal in the 100 meter freestyle at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens Greece ... in 2003 competed in the World Disability Championships in Mac Del Plata, Argentina ... as a sophomore in high school, named the Phillips 66 Swimmer of the Meet at the National Disabiltiy Championships held in Seattle, Washington, where he captured six gold medals (1500, 800 and 400m freestyle, 100 and 200m butterfly, 200m backstroke) ... swam on the Aquabears club team since the age of seven for coach Jon Levine ... was a member of the National Honor Society and was Class President as a junior.

    Personal: Michael David Prout, Jr. ... born Feb. 18, 1986 in Springfield, Mass. ... son of Michael and Patricia Prout ... has two siblings: Taryn and Cullivan ... sister Taryn is a member of the UMass women's swim team ... majoring in political science and wants to attend law school following graduation.

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