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  John Waters
John Waters

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenwich, CT

High School:
Greenwich

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Event:
Free/Back

Experience:
3V

Potential NCAA qualifier in several events ... Ranked 80th in the world in the 200m free (1:51.61) ... Ranks 6th in Stanford history in the 200 y free (1:35.80).

National Competition: Finished 16th in the 200m free (1:53.26, 1:52.42 prelims) at the 1999 Summer Nationals ... That time qualified him for the Olympic Trials ... Broke the YWCA national record in the 200 backstroke (1:49.30) ... Won the 200m freestyle at the Junior National Northeast Championships in 1998 ... Swam for Nick Cavataro.

As a Junior in 2001-02: First-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Turned in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 44.38 in the 100 freestyle at the Pac-10 Championships (3/9) in the prelims and placed 13th in the finals (44.65)... Also at the conference championships, posted a season-best time of 1:36.18 in the 200 freestyle to finish fourth ... Clocked in at an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:24.04 in the 500 free on the opening day of the league championships (3/7) and placed ninth ... Swam the third leg of Stanford's 800 free relay team that took second at Pac-10's in a time of 6:26.47.

As a Sophomore in 2000-01: Hampered by injuries his sophomore year ... Turned in a time of 1:51.84 in the 200y back against Michigan (1/5) ... Swam a time of 21.29 in the 50y free at the Aggie Invitational as well as a 56.54 in the 100y free ... Also recorded a 1:38.48 in the 200y free at the Aggie Invite.

As a Freshman in 1999-2000: Three-time All-American ... Placed 3rd at NCAAs in the 800m free relay (1:47.41 split) ... Helped 400m free relay team to 4th place finish (48.51 split) at nationals ... Placed 4th at nationals in the 200m free (1:46.72) ... Had the 3rd-best time in the nation this year in the 200-yard free ... behind teammate Adam Messner and two-time defending NCAA champ Ryk Neethling ... All three of those times were posted at the Pac-10 Championships, where Waters was 3rd in that event (1:35.80) ... He also was 12th in the 500-yard free (4:24.79) and 13th in the 100-yard free (44.90, 44.83 prelims) ... Destroyed his previous career bests in all three events ... Swam the third leg of the 800-yard free relay (1:35.37 split) which posted the nation's best time this season ... Won the 200-yard free (1:37.96) in the dual-meet win over California ... Took the 200-meter free (1:49.55) in the dual-meet win at USC ... Won the 400-yard free (3:33.31) and broke the meet record in the double-distance meet with California ... Won the 500-yard free (4:31.15) in the dual-meet win over Pacific ... Ranks 5th in school history in the 200 free.

Prep: Three-time Connecticut HS MVP Swimmer ... State record-holder in the 200 free (1:39.74) ... Thirteen-time HS All-American ... Member of the National Honor Society ... National Merit Commended Scholar ... Graduated second in his class with a 4.7 GPA ... Swam for Terry Lowe at Greenwich HS.

Personal: Undeclared major ... Son of Stephen and Sandra Waters ... Brother Jamey is a junior on the Harvard swim team ... Enjoys playing basketball and watching baseball, especially the Yankees ... Aspires to become a pediatrician.


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