Garrett Sooter
Garrett Sooter
Year: Junior
Hometown: Boulder, Colo.
High School: Fairview
Position: Distance Free/IM

AU TOP 16s – 1,000 Free (14th, 9:47.13), 1,650 Free (11th, 16:12.06) and 200 Medley Relay (7th, 1:33.51).

2017-18 (Sophomore): Competed in the 2018 Patriot League Championship in the 500 free, posted a seasons best 4:48.79 … finished 22nd at the PLs in the 1,650 free (16:45.18) … held the top three marks for the Eagles in the 1,650 free … finished 400 IM (4:15.61) at the PLs … swam in the 200 medley relay (1:33.51) at the PLs … part of the 400 Medley Relay (3:28.52) at the PLs … posted best time in 400 IM (4:12.88) at Mason Invitational … finished 1st in the 1,000 (10:10.85) during in meet vs Loyola Maryland, season best … competed at the ECAC Winter Championships in the 200 back, posting season best time of 2:00.16 … also competed in other events over the season: 50 free (23.71), 200 free (1:49.81), 100 breast (1:01.85), and 200 IM (2:18.82).

2016-17 (Freshman) – Scored for the Eagles at the Patriot League Championships with a 12th-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle... Mark of 16:12.06 is 11th all-time at AU... Posted a 1,000-yard split of 9:47.13, ranking 14th all-time... Also went 16:21.28 to finish 2nd at the ECAC Winter Championships on Long Island... Won the 1,650 in a dual at Georgetown (16:44.79)... Won the 1,000 in a dual at Loyola (10:01.58) and in a dual at home vs. Howard (10:07.29)... Best mark of the season in the 500 free was 4:46.20 to finish 25th in prelims... Swam the 400 IM at PL meet, placing 23rd in season-best 4:10.63.... Member of AU 800 free relay team that went 7:02.69 at PLs to place 10th... Best 200 free of the year was 1:48.67 at the Mason Invitational.

BEFORE AMERICAN - Attended Fairview HS... Swam for eight years at Rally Sport Aquatics in Boulder, Colo... 

PERSONAL - Parents are Mindy and Monty Sooter... Father played baseball at Navy in the 1970s... Mother is a lawyer... Siblings are Will and Zoe... Majoring in economics... Says racing is his biggest sports thrill... Enjoys eggs before meets... Lists Barack Obama and Katie Ledecky as his non-sports and sports heroes... Says his autobiography would be titled "It Was Nice to Burn."