Garrett Cottingham
Garrett  Cottingham


Atlanta, GA

High School:



Business administration


GW Men's Swimming & Diving Set for 2014-15 Season

Colonials Look to Make Splash at 2015 Atlantic 10 Championships


@GWSwimming Set for 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships

Colonials Return to SPIRE Institute in Ohio for Second Straight Year


GW Swimming Set for 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships

Colonials Return to SPIRE Institute in Ohio for Second Straight Year


GW Men's Swimming Downed by George Mason, 188-95

Huffman, Koprivnjak Pace Colonials Against Patriots


GW Men's Swimming Wraps Day 1 of Rhode Island Invitational

Colonials Return to Action Against A-10 Foes


GW Men's Swimming vs. Bucknell

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


GW Swimming vs. George Mason (1.26.2013)

Senior Day (1.26.2013)


GW Men's & Women's Swimming vs. Drexel

GW vs. Drexel (11.03.2012) Photos by: James Lang

2014-15: Missed majority of season due to injury.

2013-14: Won the 100-yard breaststroke in 57.39 seconds at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 22)...Also swam season-fastest times in the 200 breast (2:04.84) and 200 IM (2:00.94) at the Patriot Invite...Recorded a season-best time of 56.02 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly at the America-Catholic-Loyola quad-meet (Oct. 11).

2012-13: Took home third in the 200-yard breaststroke at the A-10 Championships (Feb. 24) with a career-best time of 2:01.62 marking his first career trip to the podium...Finished seventh at the A-10 Championships in the 100 breast in a career-fastest time of 56.36 seconds, good for third on GW's top 10 list...Swam a season-best time of 1:58.89 in the 200 IM at the A-10 Championships...Won the 100 breast in 59.20 seconds and finished second in the 200 breast in 2:10.66 against Old Dominion (Dec. 1).

2011-12: Swam second leg of seventh-place finishing 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:32.322 at Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 22)...Touched the wall in 23.23 seconds for a career-best time in the 50-yard freestyle at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 17)...Swam a career-best 58.32 in the 100-yard breaststroke at the A-10 Championships...Named A-10 Rookie of the Week (Oct. 31).

High School: Qualified for Junior Nationals from 2009-11...Was the 2011 Georgia State Champion in short course 200-yard breaststroke...All-American consideration...Member of honor roll for four years...Earned Academic All-American accolades...Also swam for Windward Lake Club Team.

Personal: Born Richard Garrett Cottingham on July 6, 1993...Son of Rebecca and Richard Cottingham...Has a younger brother, Robert...Majoring in business administration.

CAREER BESTS (Through 2013-14 Season)
50-Yard Freestyle 23.23 Patriot Invitational (11/17/2011)
100-Yard Backstroke 58.94 Potomac Relays (10/4/2013)
100-Yard Breaststroke 56.36 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20/2013)
200-Yard Breaststroke 2:01.62 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/20/2013)
100-Yard Butterfly 55.06 American-Catholic Tri-Meet (10/15/2011)
200-Yard Individual Medley 1:58.78 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/22/2012)

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