Amaltdinov, Davis and Meitz seeded among top 10 in an event
Coaching staff will select top two performers at Michigan meet for Big Tens travel roster.
Blanco & Conway move up the all-time Top 10 list while racing well in the A final of the 200 fly.
Blanco qualifies for four A finals in Minneapolis for the second year in a row.
Dias finishes third behind two Olympians in A final of 100 breaststroke.
Favorite Pro Team: San Diego Padres
Favorite Coach: Jeff Pease
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): USC's Pool
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: I'd race Steele Johnson in the mile
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
In His MP3 Player: The Wiggles
Last Concert He Attended: Sublime with Rome
Favorite Social Media Platform: MySpace
Last Book He Read: Fundamentals of Engineering and Thermodynamics
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: Free Balloon Day
Favorite Purdue Buildings: All the dining courts
Favorite Big City: Pallet Town
Country He'd Like to Visit:Nicaragua
2015-16: Gartland competed primarily in the distance freestyle events… posted season-best time in the 500 free (4:36.13) at the Purdue First Chance Meet… also competed in the 200 back (1:54.39) and 400 IM (4:07.84) at the Purdue Invitational… season-best time in the 1000 free (10:02.88) was in the dual meet victory vs. Miami (Ohio)… won his heat of the 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates with a time of 1:58.37.
2014-15: Gartland competed primarily in the distance freestyle events... posted season-best times in the 200 (1:42.97) and 500 free (4:37.78) at the Michigan First Chance meet... season-best time in the mile (16:09.08) from the Minnesota Grand Prix ranked fifth fastest on the team in 2014-15... finished second in the mile at Michigan with a time of 16:10.14... also competed in the 200 (1:45.36) and 500 free (4:34.69) along with the 200 back (1:55.33) and 400 IM (4:05.61) at the Minnesota Grand Prix... raced in the 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
Before Purdue: Swam competitively for his North Coast Aquatics club team in suburban San Diego but did not compete for his high school... Speedo Junior Nationals qualifier in 2013 and 2014... 2013 USA Swimming Junior National Championships qualifier... also competed in the 2012 U-18 Speedo Champions Series and California-Nevada sectional championships... events included mid-distance freestyle, backstroke and individual medley.
Personal: Full name is Sean Michael Gartland... born in Vancouver, British Columbia... parents are Michael and Kathryn Gartland... family also includes sister Caroline... father attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy where he was a competitive swimmer... majoring in Mechanical Engineering.