Aaron Whitaker
Aaron  Whitaker

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chesterton, Ind.

High School:
Chesterton

Event:
Backstroke/Butterfly


04/24/2015

Freshman Class Makes Instant Impact in Year One

Freshman Class Makes Instant Impact in Year One for Swimming & Diving

02/07/2015

U-M Dominates MSU to Cap Fourth Straight Undefeated Season

Men's Swimming & Diving Dominates MSU to Cap Dual Season

10/07/2014

Wolverine Combo Funk, Whitaker Claim Big Ten Weekly Honors

Men's Swimmers Funk, Whitaker Claim Big Ten Weekly Honors

At Michigan
• Two-time NCAA All-American (2016: 200-yard Freestyle Relay; 2015: 400-yard Medley Relay)
• Four-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (2016: 200-yard Medley Relay, 400-yard Medley Relay; 2015: 200-yard Backstroke, 200-yard Medley Relay)
• Two-time Big Ten champion (2015: 200-yard Medley Relay, 400-yard Medley Relay)
• Two-time All-Big Ten (2016: Second Team; 2015: First Team)

2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
• 14th in the 100-meter Butterfly (53.53)
• 66th in the 100-meter Backstroke (56.62)

Sophomore (2015-16)
• NCAA All-American (200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• Two-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (200-yard Medley Relay, 400-yard Medley Relay)
• All-Big Ten (Second Team)
• NCAA Championships (March 23-26): Finished 24th in 200-yard Backstroke (1:41.50) and 35th in 100-yard Butterfly (47.05). Also swam on 200-yard Freestyle Relay, 200-yard Medley Relay and 400-yard Medley Relay.
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-27): Finished 2nd in the 100-yard Backstroke (45.97), 3rd in the 100-yard Butterfly (46.06), 9th in the 200-yard Backstroke (1:42.35).

Freshman (2014-15)
• NCAA All-American (400-yard Medley Relay)
• Two-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (200-yard Backstroke, 200-yard Medley Relay)
• Two-time Big Ten champion (200-yard Medley Relay, 400-yard Medley Relay)
• All-Big Ten (First Team)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 7).
• NCAA Championships (March 26-28): Finished 15th in the 200-yard Backstroke (1:42.66) and 29th in the 100-yard Butterfly (46.77).
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 25-28): Finished 2nd in the 100-yard Butterfly (46.37), 4th in the 200-yard Backstroke (1:41.39) and 6th in the 100-yard Backstroke (46.63).
• Made collegiate debut at Iowa (Oct. 3-4).

Prep
• High School: Chesterton (2014)
• Four-year varsity letterwinner
• Four-time Indiana state champion as a junior.
• Broke four Indiana state records.
• 2013-14 Duneland Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year.

Club/International
• Club: Duneland (2000-10)
• U.S. Junior National Team (2013-14).
• Swam at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Personal
• Full Name: Aaron Wayne Whitaker
• Birthday: June 6, 1995
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Major: Undeclared
• Brother, Kyle, swam at Michigan (2011-14)
• Sister, Talor, swam at Washington State (2007-11)
• Brother, Ethan, swims at Navy (2014-present)

Career Bests

Event Time Date
50-yard Freestyle 21.00 11/7/2014
100-yard Freestyle 45.19 2/6/2016
100-yard Backstroke 45.97 2/26/2016
200-yard Backstroke 1:41.14 3/28/2015
100-yard Butterfly 46.06 2/26/2016
200-yard Butterfly 1:50.54 2/6/2016

 



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