The George Washington University: Men's Swimming

Ben Fitch
Ben Fitch

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ

High School:
Mountain Pointe

Height:
6-2

Position:
Free/Fly

Major:
Economics



11/23/2014

GW Men's Swimming and Diving Finishes Fifth at Patriot Invite

Koprivnjak Paces Colonials With Win in 200 Fly

11/21/2014

Drury Paces GW Men's Swimming and Diving at Patriot Invite

Colonials Maintain Fifth Place After Day Two

11/20/2014

GW Men's Swimming and Diving in Fifth Place at Patriot Invite

Three Swimmers Advance to Championship Finals on First Day of Action

11/09/2014

GW Men's Swimming and Diving Falls at Towson

Colonials Close 2014 at Patriot Invitational

11/01/2014

GW Men's Swimming and Diving Falls to Drexel

Freshmen, Seniors Pace Colonials Against Dragons

10/29/2013

GW Men's Swimming vs. Bucknell

GW Men's Swimming vs. Bucknell (10.19.2013) Photo by: Molly Riley


2013-14: Finished third in the B Final and 11th overall in the 200-yard butterfly at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 19) with a time of 1:51.05, good for fourth on GW's all-time list...Swam third leg of fifth-place finishing 400-yard freestyle relay (3:02.61) at the A-10 Championships...Recorded season-best times in the 50 free (21.45) and 200 free (1:41.48) at the A-10 Championships...Finished fourth in the 100 free against George Mason (Feb. 1) with a season-fastest time of 48.00 seconds...Swam a season-best time of 4:41.82 in the 500 free for a 10th-place finish at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 21)...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List...Member of Fall 2013 and Spring 2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls

High School: Team captain of Mountain Pointe squad and four-year state championship qualifier...Tabbed Most Improved Swimmer as a sophomore and Most Valuable Swimmer during his junior and senior seasons...Twice named to the All-East Valley Tribune Second Team...Reached the podium three times at the Arizona state championships...Two-time all-city champion...Owns state records in LCM 200 free relay, 800 free relay and 200 medley relay...Also competed for Sun Devil Aquatics...Recipient of USMC Distinguished Athlete Award...Served as Sun Devils Aquatics Representative to Arizona swim team...Two-time USA Swimming Academic All-American.

Personal: Born Joseph Benjamin Fitch on Feb. 23, 1995 in Phoenix, AZ...Son of Elizabeth and Douglas Fitch...Has a younger brother, Daniel...Intends to major in economics.

CAREER BESTS (Through 2013-14 Season)
50-Yard Freestyle 21.45 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19/2014)
100-Yard Freestyle 48.00 vs. George Mason (2/1/2014)
200-Yard Freestyle 1:41.48 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19/2014)
500-Yard Freestyle 4:41.82 Patriot Invitational (11/21/2013)
100-Yard Butterfly 53.48 American-Catholic-Loyola Quad-Meet (10/11/2013)
200-Yard Butterfly 1:51.05 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19/2014)
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