Danny McDermott
Danny McDermott
Year: Jr.
Hometown: McLean, Va.
High School: St. Albans
Position: Breaststroke/IM
Major: History
Residential College: Morse

Best Times:

100 Breaststroke: 57.26

200 Breaststroke: 2:01.44

400 Individual Medley: 3:59.19

2011-2012 (Sophomore): 200-yard breaststroke: Finished ninth at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 2:02.27… Won the event against Columbia with a time of 2:06.90… Won the event against UMass with a time of 2:08.79… Finished eighth at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 2:07.49… 400-yard IM: Finished 13th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 3:59.82… Fastest time was 3:59.19 in the prelims at Ivy’s… Finished seventh at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 4:07.32… 100-yard breaststroke: Finished 19th at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 57.28… Fastest time was 57.26 in the prelims at Ivy’s… Best finish in the event was against UMass, third with a time of 59.52… Finished 13th at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 58.99… 200-yard IM: Best finish in the event was against Cornell, third with a time of 1:59.61… Finished 11th at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 1:56.02.

2010-2011 (Freshman): 200-yard breaststroke: 13th at Ivy League Championship (2:04.70)... 3rd vs. Columbia (2:09.45)... 8th at Terrier Invitational (2:11.01)... 4th vs. UMass (2:12.23)... 3rd vs. Cornell (2:09.38)... 3rd vs. Penn/Dartmouth (2:10.42)... 7th at HYP (2:05.79)... 3rd vs. UConn (2:09.06)... 2nd vs. Brown (2:07.92)... 100-yard breaststroke: 21st at Ivy League Championships (58.71)... 3rd vs. Columbia (59.62)... 12th at Terrier Invitational (1:00.45)... 5th vs. UMass (1:00.42)... 4th vs. Cornell (59.58)... 3rd vs. Penn/Dartmouth (1:00.24)... 6th at HYP (58.11)... 4th vs. UConn (1:00.01)... 4th vs. Brown (58.74)... 400-yard IM: 12th at Ivy League Championships (4:01.16)... 13th at Terrier Invitational (4:12.14)... 9th at HYP (4:01.70)...200-yard IM: 6th vs. Columbia (2:01.22)... 14th at Terrier Invitational (1:57.65)... 3rd vs. UMass (2:00.61)... 4th vs. Cornell (1:59.16)... 6th vs. Penn/Dartmouth (1:57.97)... 2nd vs. Navy (2:12.70 - meters)... 19th vs. HYP (1:55.78)... 6th vs. UConn (1:59.48). 

Before Yale: Lettered all four years in swimming at St. Albans School for Boys... Three-time MVP of the swim team... Captained team to best dual meet record ever for St. Albans... Three time school record holder... WMPSSDL Champion in 100 Breaststroke... Two-time Scholastic-All-American... 2010 Washington Post DC Swimmer of the Year... Member of Curl-Burke Swim Club's 2010 NCSA Junior National Mens’ Championship winning team... Recipient of Curl-Burke's Bunky Lewis Award for Character.

Personal: Member of Morse College... Intending to major in Economics... Enjoys music and hanging out with friends... Father, Dan, attended Yale... Mother, Sue, attended Xavier University... Has two siblings: Mary and Maggie, both of whom attend Trinity College in Connecticut. 

Why Yale: "I chose Yale for its strong academics, the team's chemistry, and the diversity of its student body.”