Georgia Tech swimming & diving will return to action in two weeks at South Carolina on Jan. 20
Two school records fall as men finish third, women finish fourth
Ilgenfritz, Williamson set school records in 500 free
Before Tech: A four-year member on the swim team at Alpharetta High School … A three-time NISCA all-American … Ranked as high as No. 9 overall in the state of Georgia for the class of 2017 … Led his team to a state runner-up finish in 2015 … Was a key part in guiding his team to Fulton County Championships in both 2014 and 2015 … Tabbed the Team MVP as a junior in 2016 … Was a team captain his senior season … Was also a nominee for the 2016 Georgia Positive Athlete Award … Holds Alpharetta High School team records in the 50 free (21.04), 100 free (45.51), 200 medley relay (1:34.01), 200 free relay (1:26.67) and 400 free relay (3:04.33) … Finished third overall in the 50 free (21.04) and second in the 100 free (45.51) at the 2017 Georgia 6A High School State Championships … Placed second overall in the 50 free (21.09) and fourth in the 100 free (45.99) at the 2016 Georgia 6A High School State Championships … Also a member of the Dynamo Swim Club team … Swam the anchor leg (45.51) for the Dynamo 400 medley relay that earned the bronze medal and set a Georgia State record with a time of 3:16.53 at the 2015 Speedo Winter Juniors East … Made the finals and placed 12th in the 100 free (45.16) and anchored Dynamo’s fourth-place 400 medley relay (44.62) at 2016 Speedo Winter Juniors East … A three-time USA Swimming scholastic all-American … Also a four-time honor roll member at Alpharetta High School.
Personal: Full name is Jonathan Daniel Vater … Son of Allen and Melissa Vater … Born on Oct. 24, 1998 in Atlanta, Ga. … Has two older siblings – David and Kimberly … Chose Tech because he wants to be an engineer and Georgia Tech offers one of the best engineering programs in the country … He also chose Tech because of the phenomenal swim program and facilities, as well as it being in-state and close to home … Intends to major in civil engineering.
|Vater's Career Top Times (through 1/6/18)|
|50 Free||22.28||vs. Delta State (10/28/17)|
|100 Free||45.84||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|200 Free||1:42.46||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|500 Free||4:51.55||at SCAD (1/6/18)|
|* relay split (s)|