Purdue Personal Preferences Favorite Pro Team: San Diego Chargers
Favorite Athlete: Aaron Peirsol
Favorite Aquatic Center (Other Than Purdue): USC
Swimmer He'd Like to Race Against: Mark Spitz
In His MP3 Player: Arctic Monkeys
Last Concert He Attended: X-Fest
Favorite Actor & Actress: Morgan Freeman & Scarlett Johansson
Favorite Month: March
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Dessert: Cake
Favorite Purdue Building: Armstrong Hall of Engineering
Favorite Big City: San Diego
Unique Travel Locale: China
Country He'd Like to Visit: Ireland
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Surfing
Favorite Thing About the Boilermaker Aquatic Center: Hot Tub
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 engineering.