General: Placed third in the 50-yard freestyle (21.95), second in the 400-yard IM (4:09.09), and sixth in the 200-yard Breaststroke (2:14.23) in the Nutgmeg Invitational (12/3) ...Improved his school-rankings in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes at the 2005 Atlantic 10 Championships ... his 1:51.01 performance in the 100 back now ranks fifth, while his 51.54 second effort in the 200 back is good for sixth ... improved his career-best time in the 200-yard individual medley to 1:53.61, but fell to 10th-place from ninth-place all-time ... Entering the 2004-05 season, he ranked 10th all-time in the 100-yard backstroke, sixth all-time in the 200-yard backstroke, and helds the ninth fastest time in school history in the 200-yard IM.
2006-07 (Senior) Update: Placed first in the 400-yard Medley Relay, second in the 200-yard Freestyle (1:47.83), and fifth in the 500-yard Freestyle (4:58.66) against Boston University (11/11) ... Against Army (10/28) finished top swimmer in the 100 backstroke ((51.76), 200 backstroke (1:54.71), 200 IM (1:54.85), and 200 medley relay ... Finished top of the heap against Stony Brook (10/21) in the 100-yard backstroke (52.86) and helped place second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:37.28) ... Posted a first place finish at the UConn Invitational (10/13) in the 100 breast (1:02.70) as well as the 200 back (1:54.94) and a second place finish in the 200 IM (1:59.90).
2005-06 Update: Helped his teammates to a 3rd place finish (3:29.53) in the 400 Yard Medley Relay at the Brown Invitational.
2004-05: Earned First-Team All-Atlantic 10 honors ... top backstroke swimmer and second ranked 200 individual medley performer for UMass ... posted 12 event wins and 25 top-5 finishes during the season ... at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/16-19), took second in the 200 backstroke (1:51.01), third in the 100 backstroke (51.69 seconds) and fifth in the 200 individual medley (1:53.61) ... swam the leadoff leg of the A-10 Champion 200 medley relay team (1:32.15) and the leadoff leg of the second-place 400 medley relay team (3:24.69) ... recorded the fifth fastest time in school history in the 200 backstroke, a career-best, with his win at the Nutmeg Invitational (12/5) swimming a 1:51.01 in the event.
2003-04: Earned First-Team All-Atlantic 10 honors ... two-time league rookie of the week performer (11/24, 1/12) ... given the team's Most Improved award ... one of Minutemen's top backstroke specialists ranking first in the 200-yard and second in the 100-yard event ... top-time of the season in the 200 back (1:51.29) occured against Fordham (1/31), while his top mark in the 100 back was his second-place finish (52:26) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20) ... also set the team's top mark in the 200-yard IM (1:53.81) at the A-10 meet (2/19).
Before UMass: Letterwinner at Mount Anthony Union High School as a senior ... team record-holder in 50-yard free, 100-yard free, 500-yard free, 100-yard back, 100-yard breast, 100-yard fly and 200-yard IM ... team captain.
Personal: Born on June 17, 1985 in Bennington, Vt. ... son of Bill and Amy Swisher ... majoring in social thought and political economy.
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