Austin Whalen
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Austin Whalen

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Year Sophomore
Height 6-2
Hometown Southlake, Texas
Last School Carroll Senior
Club Team North Texas Nadadores
Austin Whalen

Biography

2017-18 (Sophomore): Versatile swimmer for the Yellow Jackets that competed in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 free events, as well as the 100 and 200 fly … Set new career-best times in the 100 free (45.70), 200 free (1:38.48), 500 free (4:34.24) and 200 fly (1:52.12) events on the season … Posted the fourth-fastest time on the team for the season in the 200 free (1:38.48) … Also had the seventh-best time in the 500 free (4:34.24) and the 200 fly (1:52.12) on the season for Tech … Turned in a time of 4:59.91 in the 500 free versus Delta State … Finished fourth overall in the 200 free (1:44.60) versus the Delta State Statesmen … Placed fifth in the 200 free (1:44.03) at Northwestern … Touched the wall in fifth-place overall in the 200 free (1:44.29) and in sixth-place overall in the 100 fly (53.61) in the dual meet against Emory … Placed sixth in the 500 free (4:50.01) and seventh in the 200 free (1:44.37) in the season-opening meet versus Pittsburgh … Turned in a pair of seventh-place finishes in the 200 free (1:44.00) and 500 free (4:49.66) in the dual meet at Notre Dame … Recorded a seventh-place showing in the 500 free (4:50.17) and an eighth-place finish in the 200 free (1:44.00) at nationally ranked Georgia … Also finished seventh in the 200 free (1:45.50) and eighth in the 500 free (4:52.38) in the dual meet at South Carolina … Finished 17th overall in the 200 free (1:39.87) and 20th in the 500 free (4:36.33) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also swam in the 100 free (46.08) and in the 200 fly time trials (1:52.12) at the Georgia Tech Invite … Competed in the 50 free (21.66), 100 free (45.70 and 46.17), 200 free (1:38.48 and 1:39.47) and the 200 fly (1:53.88) at the Bulldog Invitational Last Chance Meet … Also competed in the 400 free (4:13.74) and the 200 fly (2:09.46) long course events at the TYR Pro Swim Series event in Atlanta.

2016-17 (Freshman): Closed out his first year with the Jackets with career-best marks in the 100 free (46.05) and 200 free (1:38.96) at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet … Also turned in a career-best time of 4:35.59 in the 500 free at the GT Invitational … Recorded the fifth-fastest time for Tech in the 200 free (1:38.96), the seventh-best mark in the 500 free (4:35.59) and the 10th-best time in the 100 free (46.05) … Also part of the 800 free relay team that turned in the second-fastest time of the year for the Jackets at 6:37.40 … Picked up a fifth-place finish in the 200 free (1:43.57) in the double-dual meet with BC and Pitt … Also posted a sixth-place finish in the 200 free (1:43.90) versus Notre Dame and in the 500 free (4:47.70) versus Cincinnati and FAU … Turned in a pair of seventh-place finishes in the 200 free (1:45.39) and 500 free (4:54.22) in the dual meet against Georgia.

Before Tech: Lettered for four years at Carroll Senior High School for coach Kevin Murphy … Was a team captain his senior year … Helped lead his team to four straight 6A Texas state team titles … Was a three-time all-American in the 400 free relay … Also a two-time high school all-American in the 200 free and the 200 free relay … Set a new Texas state record at the 2016 Texas State Championships in the 400-yard free relay finals with a time of 2:59.69, besting the previous record of 3:02.03 which his same relay unit set in the prelims at the same meet … A member of the honor roll.

Personal: Full name is Austin James Whalen … Born on March 17, 1998 … Son of Dave and Michelle Whalen … Has a younger sister named Natalie … Father graduated from Georgia Tech in 1986 … Began swimming at the young age of three … List his most memorable non-athletic accomplishment as getting into Georgia Tech … Chose Tech because of academics, swimming and the opportunities after graduation … Plans to major in business with a concentration in accounting.

 

Whalen’s Career Top Times (4/1/18)
EVENT TIME MEET
100 Free 45.70 at Bulldog Invitational (2/25/18)
200 Free 1:38.48 at Bulldog Invitational (2/24/18)
500 Free 4:34.24 2017 Georgia Tech Invitational