The George Washington University: Men's Swimming

Garrett Cottingham
Garrett  Cottingham


Atlanta, GA

High School:



Business administration


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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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