Sean Gartland
Sean  Gartland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carlsbad, Calif.

High School:
Pacific Ridge

Event:
Freestyle/IM

Birthdate:
03/24/1996

02/20/2017

Swimmers Post Season-Best Times at IU

Barth, McGovern, Schrensky move up on team's all-time top-10 lists

02/17/2017

14 Swimmers to Race IU at First Chance

Final spots on Purdue's roster for Big Tens to be determined this weekend

07/31/2016

Boilermakers to Compete at Nationals

Amaltdinov, Davis and Meitz seeded among top 10 in an event

02/22/2015

New Team Season Bests in 100 & 500 Free Posted at Michigan

Coaching staff will select top two performers at Michigan meet for Big Tens travel roster.

11/22/2014

Amaltdinov Sets New Freshman Record in 200 Breaststroke

Blanco & Conway move up the all-time Top 10 list while racing well in the A final of the 200 fly.

11/13/2014

Purdue Men Host WKU Mega Gallery

Purdue Men host WKU

11/11/2014

2014 Indiana Intercollegiates Mega Gallery

Purdue men and women host the Indiana Intercollegiates at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center

11/09/2014

Purdue Swim vs. WKU

Purdue Swim vs. WKU

2016-17 / AS A JUNIOR
• Competed primarily in the distance freestyle events
• Posted season-best times in the 200 (1:45.01) and 500 free (4:36.46) at the IU First Chance meet
• Raced in three tough events at Virginia Tech's H2Okie Fall Invitational -- 500 free, 400 IM (4:09.84) and the mile (16:17.24)
• Won his heat of the 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates
• Competed in the 500 (4:38.66) and 1000 free (9:53.18) at the Big Ten Triple Duals.

2015-16 / AS A SOPHOMORE
• 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 / AS A FRESHMAN
• 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
• Major: Mechanical Engineering
• 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

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: San Diego Chargers
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 50 Breast
Favorite Marquee Event: Olympics
Unique Skill: HE can touch his tongue to his nose
In His MP3 Player: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Last Concert He Attended: Sublime with Rome
Favorite Super-Hero Series: Daredevil
Show She Can't Stop Watching: Game of Thrones
Favorite Month: July
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Dessert: Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Pokemon Go
Another Sport She Enjoys Playing: Surfing
Favorite Purdue Buildings: Mackey Arena
Favorite Big City: San Diego
Unique Travel Locale: Beijing, China
Country She'd Like to Visit: Europe
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Dan Ross

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