Colin McCarthy
Colin McCarthy
Year: Junior
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
High School: Breck School
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle

Colin had an abrupt start to his swimming career when his parents threw him in the pool without knowing how to swim at the age of 2. Since then, Colin has swum for Breck High School and Twin Cities Swim Club. As a 6 year letter winner with Breck, Colin captained the team his Junior and Senior year to consecutive 2nd place team finishes. Individually, Colin captured the State 100 Backstroke Championship three years in a row with All-American times. In high school, Colin was the President of his class his junior and senior year. Colin also captained the State Champion soccer team in his senior year, and played varsity tennis. He chose Yale for its unparalleled commitment to cultivating all aspects of the student experience, and he found that Yale Swimming knows the meaning of tradition and excellence. In his freshman year, Colin captured 2nd place in the 100 Backstroke and 2nd in the 200 at the ECAC Championship meet. Colin looks to build on his improvement from last year.