Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
Georgia Tech swimming set a number of new career best times on the day
Georgia Tech swimming posted a total of 10 NCAA ‘B’ cut times on Saturday
Georgia Tech swimming and diving will have 16 swimmers in action this weekend
Georgia Tech swimming and diving totaled 12 school records at GT Invitational
2016-17 (Freshman): Closed out his first year with the Jackets with career-best marks in the 100 free (46.05) and 200 free (1:38.96) at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet ... Also turned in a career-best time of 4:35.59 in the 500 free at the GT Invitational ... Recorded the fifth-fastest time for Tech in the 200 free (1:38.96), the seventh-best mark in the 500 free (4:35.59) and the 10th-best time in the 100 free (46.05) ... Also part of the 800 free relay team that turned in the second-fastest time of the year for the Jackets at 6:37.40 ... Picked up a fifth-place finish in the 200 free (1:43.57) in the double-dual meet with BC and Pitt ... Also posted a sixth-place finish in the 200 free (1:43.90) versus Notre Dame and in the 500 free (4:47.70) versus Cincinnati and FAU ... Turned in a pair of seventh-place finishes in the 200 free (1:45.39) and 500 free (4:54.22) in the dual meet against Georgia.
Before Tech: Lettered for four years at Carroll Senior High School for coach Kevin Murphy ... Was a team captain his senior year ... Helped lead his team to four straight 6A Texas state team titles ... Was a three-time all-American in the 400 free relay ... Also a two-time high school all-American in the 200 free and the 200 free relay ... Set a new Texas state record at the 2016 Texas State Championships in the 400-yard free relay finals with a time of 2:59.69, besting the previous record of 3:02.03 which his same relay unit set in the prelims at the same meet ... A member of the honor roll.
Personal: Full name is Austin James Whalen ... Born on March 17, 1998 ... Son of Dave and Michelle Whalen ... Has a younger sister named Natalie ... Father graduated from Georgia Tech in 1986 ... Began swimming at the young age of three ... List his most memorable non-athletic accomplishment as getting into Georgia Tech ... Chose Tech because of academics, swimming and the opportunities after graduation ... Plans to major in business with a concentration in accounting.
|Whalen's Career Top Times (10/7/17)|
|100 Free||46.05||Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)|
|200 Free||1:38.96||Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)|
|500 Free||4:35.59||2016 GT Invitational|