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Jonathan Vater
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Jonathan Vater

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Year Junior
Height 5-10
Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
Last School Alpharetta
Club Team Dynamo Swim Club
Jonathan Vater

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18 (Freshman): Added depth for the Yellow Jackets in the sprint free and middle distance events all season long … Tied for the seventh-fastest time on the team in the 50 free (20.80) … Also turned in the seventh-best time for the Jackets on the season in the 100 free (45.07) and the eighth-fastest time in the 200 free (1:40.23) events … Posted the 10th-fastest time for Tech on the year in the 100 fly (51.36) … Registered a pair of top-five finishes in the dual meet at SCAD, placing third overall in the 500 free (4:51.55) and finishing fifth in the 200 free (1:45.52) … Placed sixth in the 100 free (48.36) against Emory … Also finished sixth in the 200 free (1:46.43) against Delta State … Finished seventh overall in the 50 free (22.28) and in the 100 free (48.78) in the dual meet versus Delta State … Turned in an eight-place showing in the 200 free (1:46.28) against Pittsburgh, and in the 50 free in dual meets at South Carolina (21.91) and versus Emory (21.97) … Swam for the Yellow Jackets in the 50 free (21.34), 100 free (45.84), 200 free (1:42.46) and 100 fly (51.36) events at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Competed in the 50 free (20.80 and 20.92), 100 free (45.07 and 45.17) and 200 free (1:40.23 and 1:41.48) events at the Bulldog Invitational Last Chance Meet.

Before Tech: A four-year member on the swim team at Alpharetta High School … A three-time NISCA all-American … Ranked as high as No. 9 overall in the state of Georgia for the class of 2017 … Led his team to a state runner-up finish in 2015 … Was a key part in guiding his team to Fulton County Championships in both 2014 and 2015 … Tabbed the Team MVP as a junior in 2016 … Was a team captain his senior season … Was also a nominee for the 2016 Georgia Positive Athlete Award … Holds Alpharetta High School team records in the 50 free (21.04), 100 free (45.51), 200 medley relay (1:34.01), 200 free relay (1:26.67) and 400 free relay (3:04.33) … Finished third overall in the 50 free (21.04) and second in the 100 free (45.51) at the 2017 Georgia 6A High School State Championships … Placed second overall in the 50 free (21.09) and fourth in the 100 free (45.99) at the 2016 Georgia 6A High School State Championships … Also a member of the Dynamo Swim Club team … Swam the anchor leg (45.51) for the Dynamo 400 medley relay that earned the bronze medal and set a Georgia State record with a time of 3:16.53 at the 2015 Speedo Winter Juniors East … Made the finals and placed 12th in the 100 free (45.16) and anchored Dynamo’s fourth-place 400 medley relay (44.62) at 2016 Speedo Winter Juniors East … A three-time USA Swimming scholastic all-American … Also a four-time honor roll member at Alpharetta High School.

Personal: Full name is Jonathan Daniel Vater … Son of Allen and Melissa Vater … Born on Oct. 24, 1998 in Atlanta, Ga. … Has two older siblings – David and Kimberly … Chose Tech because he wants to be an engineer and Georgia Tech offers one of the best engineering programs in the country … He also chose Tech because of the phenomenal swim program and facilities, as well as it being in-state and close to home … Intends to major in civil engineering.

 

Vater’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
50 Free20.80at Bulldog Invitational (2/24/18)
100 Free45.07at Bulldog Invitational (2/25/18)
200 Free1:40.23at Bulldog Invitational (2/24/18)
500 Free4:51.55at SCAD (1/6/18)
* relay split (s)

 

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