Aidan Pastel
Free, Breast, IM

Aidan Pastel

Free, Breast, IM

Year Junior
Height 6-3
Hometown Springfield, Va.
Last School West Springfield
Club Team Nation's Capital Swim Club
Aidan Pastel

Biography

2017-18 (Sophomore): Swam in the sprint free events for the Jackets all season long … Recorded new career-best times in the 50 free (20.38), 100 free (44.94) and the 200 free (1:40.08) … Posted the fifth-best time on the team for the season in the 50 free (20.38) … Was tied for the fifth-fastest time for the Jackets in the 100 free (44.95) and had the seventh-best mark on the season for Tech in the 200 free (1:40.08) … Swam the second leg of the third-fastest time for the Jackets on the season in the 200 free relay (1:20.39) … Totaled 13 top-five individual finishes on the year … Turned in a runner-up finish in the 50 free (20.97) at Northwestern and in the 100 free (45.71) versus Emory … Touched the wall in third-place overall in the 50 free against Pittsburgh (21.12), versus Delta State (21.34) and at nationally ranked Georgia (21.06) … Also finished third overall in the 200 free (1:43.64) at SCAD and in the 100 free (46.41) in the dual meet at South Carolina … Placed fourth in the 100 free (46.26) at Northwestern and in the 50 free at SCAD (21.33), at South Carolina (21.19) and against Emory (20.93) … Picked up a fifth-place finish in the 50 free (21.05) at Notre Dame … Also finished fifth overall in the 200 free (1:45.84) versus Delta State … Finished sixth in the 100 free (46.51) versus Pittsburgh and seventh in the 100 free (46.43) at Notre Dame … Competed in the 50 free (20.69 and 20.60), 100 free (45.22 and 45.44) and 200 free (1:41.04 and 1:42.60) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Participated in the 50 free (20.38 and 20.40), 100 free (44.94 and 45.11) and 200 free (1:40.08) events at the Bulldog Invitational Last Chance Meet.

2016-17 (Freshman): Competed for the Yellow Jackets in the 50, 100 and 200 free events, as well as the 100 breast … Set new GT career-best marks in the 50 free (20.55) and 100 breast (58.70) at the GT Invitational and in the 100 free (45.34) and 200 free (1:40.15) at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet … A member of the second-fastest 200 free relay team on the year for the Jackets with a mark of 1:20.18 … Also swam on the third-fastest 800 free relay team on the season with their time of 6:40.73 … Registered the fifth-fastest time on the season for the Jackets in the 100 breast (58.70) … Posted the seventh-fastest time for Tech on the season in both the 50 free (20.55) and the 200 free (1:40.15) … Also recorded the eighth-best time on the year for the Jackets in the 100 free (45.34) … Took first-place in the 50 free (21.13) in the season-opening double-dual meet against Boston College and Pitt … Also posted a win in the 50 free (21.40) in the tri-meet versus Cincinnati and FAU… Placed fourth in both the 50 free (21.10) and 100 free (47.05) in the dual meet versus Georgia … Finished fifth in both the 50 free (21.33) and 100 free (46.88) in the dual meet against Alabama … Also earned fifth-place finishes in the 50 free (21.04) versus Notre Dame and the 100 free (47.09) against Cincy and FAU … Placed 24th overall in the 50 free (20.77) at the 2016 AT&T Winter Championships … Became a social media star with his twitter post “Georgia Tech Swim Team’s Snow Relay” ( Click Here ).

Before Tech: Swam for four years, two years at West Springfield High School in Springfield, Va. and two years at San Clemente High School in San Clemente, Calif. … Led his San Clemente H.S. team to the Sea View League Championship title in 2014 as a sophomore … Ranked as high as eighth in the state of Virginia his senior season … Named an all-American in 2016 in the 50 free and 200 free relay … Also an all-American in 2015 in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay … Tabbed an All-american in 2014 in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay … Was also named an National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) all-America in 2016 … Holds West Springfield H.S. records in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free relay … Also holds San Clemente H.S. records in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and the 200 medley relay … Placed third at the 2016 NCSA Junior Nationals in the 50 free … A member of the Principal’s Honor Roll and graduated with honors … Graduated with a cumulative GPA of over 4.0 for his high school academic career.

Personal: Full name is Aidan Christopher Pastel … Born Aug. 11, 1997 in Camp Pendleton, Calif. … Son of Teague and Andrea Pastel … Has three younger siblings named Calvin, Maxwell and Henry … Father is a Lt. Colonel in the United State Marine Corps … Father played volleyball at the U.S. Naval Academy from 1992-96 … Mother played volleyball at Penn State from 1992-96 … Grandfather, Edward Boner, played basketball at Kutztown … Aunt, Susan Saxton, played volleyball at Penn State … Another aunt, Jennifer Fuller, played volleyball at Maryland … Cousin, Paula Creamer, is a Professional Golfer on the LPGA Tour … Uncle, Paul Creamer, swam for the U.S. Naval Academy from 1971-74 … Has lived in Quantico, Va., Jacksonville, N.C., Camp Pendleton, Calif., San Clemente, Calif. and Springfield, Va. … Enjoys video games, surfing, eating and sleeping … Began swimming at the age of 10 years old … Chose Georgia Tech because of the connection with the guys on the swim team, elite swimming competition and that it is one of the best schools in the world for his intended major … Plans to major in aerospace engineering.

 

Pastel’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
50 Free20.38at Bulldog Invitational (2/24/18)
100 Free44.94at Bulldog Invitational (2/25/18)
200 Free1:40.08at Bulldog Invitational (2/24/18)
100 Breast58.702016 Georgia Tech Invitational