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Aaron Athanas
Player Profile:
Aaron Athanas 823542
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Year: Senior
Hometown: Beverly, Mass.
High School: St. Johns Prep

Senior (2015-16): Swam the 200 IM (1:56.61), 50 free (21.58) and 100 back (51.81) against Harvard and Cornell … at the Big Al Invitational, he improved in the 100 back (48.93) … competed in the 100 free (46.29), 200 IM (1:55.56) and 100 breast (59.26) at the Dartmouth Invite … improved to 58.96 in the 100 breast against Columbia … at the Ivy League Championship, he swam the 100 free (44.97), 100 back (48.94) and 50 free (20.37) … was also part of the 200 medley relay (1:28.27), 400 medley relay (3:14.70) and 200 free relay (1:20.56), breaking the Dartmouth record in the last event … won the team’s Glover Award.

Junior (2014-15): Opened his junior season at the Cornell and Harvard meet, swimming the 100 back (52.21), 200 back (1:54.98) and 200 IM (1:54.76) … he improved on all of his times at the Brown Invitational: 200 IM (1:48.82), 400 IM (4:15.56), 100 back (49.40) and 200 back (1:47.90) … at the Ivy League Championship, he swam a 1:50.64 in the 200 IM, 48.49 in the 100 back and 44.66 in the 100 free … he was also part of the 800 free relay (6:38.19) that broke the Dartmouth school record by over two seconds.

Sophomore (2013-14): Against Cornell and Harvard, he swam the 100 back (52.25), 200 back (1:54.93) and 200 IM (1:54.44) … competed in the 200 IM (1:49.62), 400 IM (3:58.77), 200 back (1:48.67) and 100 back (50.59) at the Big Al Invitational … at the Dartmouth Invite, he swam the 200 IM (1:50.12), 100 back (49.95) and 200 back (1:48.14).

Freshman (2012-13): At his first collegiate meet against Cornell and Harvard, he swam the 200 free (1:45.47) and 200 IM (1:58.33) … swam a 4:49.30 in the 500 free at the Dartmouth Invitational …also competed in the 200 free (1:44.11) and 100 back (53.13) … at the Ivy League Championships, he swam the 200 IM (1:50.25), 100 back (49.58) and 200 back (1:47.81).

Before Dartmouth: Four-year swimmer at St. John's Preparatory School … four-time member of the Catholic Conference and Massachusetts Division I team … two-time Massachusetts Division I 100 back champion (2011, 2012) … two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America (2011, 2012) … Boston Globe Swimmer of the Year (2011) … Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic … All-American … three-time St. John's Prep Coaches Award winner … earned 13 YMCA All-American citations … also played water polo.

Personal: Son of Arthur and Deborah Athanas … has two sisters … sister, Vanessa, swam at Union (2007-08).

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