Colt Williamson
Back, Free, IM

Colt Williamson

Back, Free, IM

Year Senior
Height 6-2
Hometown Johns Creek, Ga.
Last School Johns Creek
Club Team Dynamo Swim Club
Colt Williamson

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18 (Junior): One of Tech’s top performers all season long, competing in the middle distance, distance, back and individual medley events … Recorded eight NCAA B qualifying times over the 500 free, 1650 free, 200 back and 400 IM events … Set the school record in both the 500 free (4:18.78) and 200 back (1:41.89) on the year … His time of 1:41.89 in the 200 back ranked ninth in the ACC on the season … Swam the final leg of Tech’s record setting 800 free relay time of 6:22.44 … Also set new career-best times and the fastest times on the team in the 1000 free (9:06.33), which ranks third all-time in Tech history, and the 1650 free (15:10.66), which ranks fifth all-time in Tech’s record books … Also recorded the second-fastest time on the team in the 100 back (47.61), which ranks sixth all-time in school history … Turned in the fifth-best time on the team in the 400 IM (3:52.96) and the eighth-fastest time in the 200 fly (1:53.08)… A member of the Jackets’ third-fastest 400 free (2:59.18) and 400 medley (3:15.91) relay times on the season … Totaled 15 top-five individual finishes on the year … Took first-place honors in the 200 back (1:49.82) in the dual meet at Northwestern … Finished as the runner-up in the 500 free (4:18.78) at the Georgia Tech Invitational and in the 200 back (1:52.09) in the dual meet at SCAD … Posted a pair of third-place finishes in the 500 free (4:41.27) and in the 1000 free (9:40.55) in the season-opening dual meet against Pittsburgh … Also finished third overall in the 200 back (1:49.15) at Notre Dame, in the 200 back (1:48.12) at Georgia and in the 100 back (53.22) on the road at SCAD … Placed fourth overall in the 1000 free (9:35.66) at Notre Dame, in the 1000 free (9:47.63) at Northwestern, in both the 1650 free (16:34.76) and the 200 back (1:56.79) in the home meet versus Delta State, in the 200 back (1:50.17) at South Carolina and in both the 100 back (52.63) and 1650 free (16:22.12) in the final dual meet of the season versus Emory … Touched the wall in sixth-place in the 500 free (4:47.56) at Notre Dame and in the 1000 free (9:46.12) at South Carolina … Recorded a seventh-place showing in the 200 IM (1:58.47) at Northwestern … Finished eighth in the 200 fly (1:53.08) at Georgia and in the 200 back (1:47.52) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also finished 12th overall in the 400 IM (3:52.96) at the GT Invite … Turned in an eighth-place finish in the 200 back at the 2018 ACC Championships with a prelims time of 1:41.89 and a finals time of 1:46.72 … Also finished 15th in the 1650 free (15:10.66) and 17th in the 500 free (4:18.97) at the 2018 ACC Championship meet … Recorded times of 57.01 and 52.25 in the 100 back (long course) at the TYR Pro Swim Series in Atlanta … 2018 team co-captain … A member of the team’s Leadership Council.

2016-17 (Sophomore): Had a strong sophomore season in which he set the new school record in the 500 free with a time of 4:19.19 at the 2017 ACC Championships … Set new career-best marks in the 500 free (4:19.19), 1000 free (9:10.66), 1650 free (15:12.92), 200 back (1:46.55), 200 IM (1:58.28) and 400 IM (3:51.60) … Also had the fastest time for the Jackets overall on the year in the 1650 free (15:12.92) … Recorded the fastest time on the season for Tech in the 1000 free (9:10.66) and in the 400 IM (3:51.60) … Posted the fifth-best time in the 200 back (1:46.55) and the sixth-best mark in the 200 fly (1:53.93) on the season … Also a part of the fastest (6:26.80) and the third-fastest (6:40.73) 800 free relay teams on the year for Tech … Totaled 17 top-10 individual finishes on the year … Took third-place in the 1000 free (9:32.27) versus Notre Dame and in the 500 free (4:35.11) against Georgia … Also finished third overall in the 400 IM (4:05.60) against Alabama and in the 500 free (4:35.97) in the tri-meet with Florida State and SCAD … Recorded a fourth-place finish in the 500 free (4:44.21) versus Cincinnati and FAU and in the 1000 free (9:35.44) versus SCAD and FSU … Finished 10th in the 500 free (4:19.19) and 11th in the 1650 free (15:12.92) at the 2017 ACC Championships … Finished the year with the 10th-fastest time in the ACC in the 500 free (4:19.19).

2015-16 (Freshman): Had a standout freshman season, including scoring points for the Yellow Jackets at the 2016 ACC Championships … Demonstrated his versatility, swimming in nine events on the season, including the 100 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM events … Turned in a career-best time of 15:15.78 in the 1650 free at the ACC Championships, good for a career-best 11th-place finish overall and placing him sixth in Tech history … Finished 13th in the 500 free at the ACC Championships … Also placed 23rd in the 400 IM at the ACC Championships after swimming a career-best 3:53.99 in prelims, putting him sixth on Tech’s all-time top-10 list.

Before Tech: Lettered for four years on the swim team at John’s Creek High School … Finished his career with four high school team records … Was the recipient of the Outstanding Swimmer Award … A member of the honor roll.

Personal : Full name is Colton Matthew Williamson … Son of Bill and Debbie Williamson … Born Aug. 21, 1997 in Cincinnati, Ohio … Has three siblings — Grant, Logan and Dakota … Cousin, Nick Kunkel, swam for four years at LSU … Has also lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, Fort Mitchell, Ky., and Alpharetta, Ga. … Chose Tech because of academics, the campus and the team … Enjoys playing ultimate Frisbee, soccer, basketball, volleyball, football and ping pong … Majoring in business administration.

 

Williamson’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
100 Free48.51 (s)vs. Emory (1/30/16)
500 Free4:18.782017 Georgia Tech Invitational
1000 Free9:06.33 (s)2018 ACC Championships
1650 Free15:10.662018 ACC Championships
100 Back47.61 (s)2017 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 Back1:41.892018 ACC Championships
100 Fly52.71vs. Pittsburgh (10/17/15)
200 Fly1:50.792015 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 IM1:58.28vs. Georgia (11/2/16)
400 IM3:51.602016 Georgia Tech Invitational
* relay split (s)