Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will open up the 2017-18 regular season next Friday at home versus Pittsburgh at 3 p.m.
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
Georgia Tech men's swimming broke nine school records at the championships
Georgia Tech men's swimming wraps up the final day of the ACCs tomorrow
2016-17 (Sophomore): Had a strong sophomore season in which he set the new school record in the 500 free with a time of 4:19.19 at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Set new career-best marks in the 500 free (4:19.19), 1000 free (9:10.66), 1650 free (15:12.92), 200 back (1:46.55), 200 IM (1:58.28) and 400 IM (3:51.60) ... Also had the fastest time for the Jackets overall on the year in the 1650 free (15:12.92) ... Recorded the fastest time on the season for Tech in the 1000 free (9:10.66) and in the 400 IM (3:51.60) ... Posted the fifth-best time in the 200 back (1:46.55) and the sixth-best mark in the 200 fly (1:53.93) on the season ... Also a part of the fastest (6:26.80) and the third-fastest (6:40.73) 800 free relay teams on the year for Tech ... Totaled 17 top-10 individual finishes on the year ... Took third-place in the 1000 free (9:32.27) versus Notre Dame and in the 500 free (4:35.11) against Georgia ... Also finished third overall in the 400 IM (4:05.60) against Alabama and in the 500 free (4:35.97) in the tri-meet with Florida State and SCAD ... Recorded a fourth-place finish in the 500 free (4:44.21) versus Cincinnati and FAU and in the 1000 free (9:35.44) versus SCAD and FSU ... Finished 10th in the 500 free (4:19.19) and 11th in the 1650 free (15:12.92) at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Finished the year with the 10th-fastest time in the ACC in the 500 free (4:19.19).
2015-16 (Freshman): Had a standout freshman season, including scoring points for the Yellow Jackets at the 2016 ACC Championships ... Demonstrated his versatility, swimming in nine events on the season, including the 100 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM events ... Turned in a career-best time of 15:15.78 in the 1650 free at the ACC Championships, good for a career-best 11th-place finish overall and placing him sixth in Tech history ... Finished 13th in the 500 free at the ACC Championships ... Also placed 23rd in the 400 IM at the ACC Championships after swimming a career-best 3:53.99 in prelims, putting him sixth on Tech's all-time top-10 list.
Before Tech: Lettered for four years on the swim team at John's Creek High School ... Finished his career with four high school team records ... Was the recipient of the Outstanding Swimmer Award ... A member of the honor roll.
Personal : Full name is Colton Matthew Williamson ... Son of Bill and Debbie Williamson ... Born Aug. 21, 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio ... Has three siblings -- Grant, Logan and Dakota ... Cousin, Nick Kunkel, swam for four years at LSU ... Has also lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fort Mitchell, Ky., and Alpharetta, Ga. ... Chose Tech because of academics, the campus and the team ... Enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee, soccer, basketball, volleyball, football and ping pong ... Majoring in business administration.
|Williamson's Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)|
|100 Free||48.51 (s)||vs. Emory (1/30/16)|
|500 Free||4:19.19||2017 ACC Championships|
|1000 Free||9:10.66 (s)||2016 GT Invitational|
|1650 Free||15:12.92||2017 ACC Championships|
|100 Back||51.39||2015 GT Invitational|
|200 Back||1:46.55||2016 GT Invitational|
|100 Fly||52.71||vs. Pitt (10/17/15)|
|200 Fly||1:50.79||2015 GT Invitational|
|200 IM||1:58.28||vs. Georgia (11/2/16)|
|400 IM||3:51.60||2016 GT Invitational|
|* relay split (s)|