Leon Warnakulasuriya
Leon  Warnakulasuriya

League City, Texas

High School:
Clear Springs


Free, IM, Back

Club Team:
Sharks Swim Team


Jackets Conclude Action in Georgia Tech Invite

Two school records fall as men finish third, women finish fourth


Tech Finishes Third, Fourth after Day Two of GT Invite

Iris Wang breaks her own 200 free school record; Camryn Hidalgo wins 3-meter dive


Yellow Jackets Finish Fourth after First Day of GT Invitational

Ilgenfritz, Williamson set school records in 500 free


Men Dominate, Women Edge Wildcats in Dual Meet Sweep

Georgia Tech swimming & diving completed its second sweep of the season with both the men and women defeating Northwestern on Saturday


Freshmen Shine in Dual Meet Loss at Nationally Ranked Notre Dame

Georgia Tech swimming & diving will return to the pool to take on Northwestern tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. ET

Before Tech: Swam and played water polo at Clear Springs High School in League City, Texas ... Earned Texas all-state second-team honors in both swimming and water polo his senior season in 2017 ... A three-time first-team all-region selection ... A three-time team MVP on the swim team ... Holds the Clear Springs school record in the 100 back, 100 free, 200 free, 500 free and 200 IM events, while also a member of the record holding 200 medley, 200 free and 400 free relay teams ... Swam at the 2017 NCSA Spring Junior National Championships competing in the 200 yard back, 400 yard IM, 200 yard free, 100 yard back and 200 yard IM events ... Posted four top-10 finishes at the GU TWST Short Course Championships III in 2016 ... Also finished 11th overall in the 100 yard back at the 2017 Texas 6A State Championships ... Finished second overall in the 100 yard back at the 2017 Texas UIL 6A -- Region 6 Championships ... Led his water polo team to three district championships in 2014, 2016 and 2017 ... A USA Swimming scholastic all-America selection ... Also an academic all-state honoree ... Was a four-year Superintendent Scholar, a Distinguished AP Scholar and a National Merit Commended Scholar ... Graduated in the top three in his graduating class ... Also a member of the National Honor Society, English Honor Society, Science Honor Society and Rho Kappa Honor Society ... Served as the historian for the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society ... Was both the president (senior year) and vice president (junior year) of the National Technical Honor Society ... Was a recipient of the CSHS Leadership Award, the Engineering Scholar Award and the Best Mathematics Student Award.

Personal: Full name is Leon Himesha Warnakulasuriya ... Son of Frank Warnakulasuriya and Harshica Fernando ... Was born on Jan. 7, 1999 in Colombo, Sri Lanka ... Has an older sibling -- Shenali ... Chose Tech because of its nationally ranked aerospace engineering program, the chance to swim for an NCAA Division I men's program and the location of campus ... Plans to major in aerospace engineering.

Warnakulasuriya's Career Top Times (through 11/30/17)
100 Back 51.93 vs. Delta State (10/28/17)
200 Back 1:49.04 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 IM 1:54.11 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational
* relay split (s)