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Aaron Athanas
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Year: Junior
Hometown: Beverly, Mass.
High School: St. Johns Prep
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Sophomore (2013-14): Against Cornell and Harvard, he finished sixth in the 100 back (52.25), eighth in the 200 back (1:54.93) and first in the 200 IM (1:54.44) … fourth in the 200 IM (1:49.62), fifth in the 400 IM (3:58.77), fourth in the 200 back (1:48.67) and eighth in the 100 back (50.59) at the Big Al Invitational … at the Dartmouth Invitational, he finished 20th in the 200 IM (1:50.12), 16th in the 100 back (49.95) and 18th in the 200 back (1:48.14).

Freshman (2012-13): At his first collegiate meet against Cornell and Harvard, he placed eighth in the 200 free (1:45.47) and 10th in the 200 IM (1:58.33) … swam a 4:49.30 in the 500 free to take 10th at the Dartmouth Invitational …also came fourth in the 200 free (1:44.11) and sixth in the 100 back (53.13) … at the Ivy League Championships, he finished 19th in the 200 IM (1:50.25), 13th in the 100 back (49.58) and 17th in the 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 College (2007-08).

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