Andrew Wilson is a 2021 Olympian, Olympic champion, and the first DIII swimmer to make the US Olympic team in history.
Andrew Wilson attended one of the nation’s finest boarding schools in Massachusetts where he swam and played water polo. His mother was a gymnast at Yale and his sister swam at Northwestern. He is a huge car fan and loves listening to Hoobastank. Wilson is studying physics and applied mathematics at Emory University.
Coming into college, Wilsons best time in the 100 breast was 59.4 and 1:59.9 in the 200 IM. At the 2013 UAA Championships Wilson went lifetime bests in everything he swam: 200 breast(2:02.51), 100 breast(56.25), 200 IM(1:53.34). Other than the fact that he crushed his previous lifetime bests, Wilson also qualified for NCAAs. At
2013 DIII NCAAs Wilson again dropped in all of his events, earning him 4th place in the 100 breast and 7th in the 200 breast.
Wilson started his Sophomore season out fast at the Miami Invitational where he earned best times in the 100 and 200 breast. At the 2014 UAA Championships Wilson placed 2nd in the 100 breast and 3rd in both the 200 breast and 200 IM. At 2014 DIII NCAAs Wilson dropped some huge time. He went a 1:58.54 in the 20o breast, 54.26 in the 100 breast, and 1:49.66 in the 200 IM. These times earned him two 2nd place and one 5th place finish at the meet.
Wilson came into his Junior season hungry for National titles. At the Miami Invitational, he swam best times in all of his events, improving school records in both of the breaststroke events. At the 2015 UAA Championships, Wilson won all the events he swam. The 2015 DIII NCAAs could not have gone better for Wilson. He set National records in every individual race he swam. He swam a 51.72 in the 100 breast and 1:52.97 in the 200 breast, times that would be extremely competitive at DI NCAAs. He also swam a 1:46.23 in the 200 IM and needless to say he won all of his events at Nationals.
After taking an Olympic redshirt year and just missing the Olympic team, Wilson capped off his senior year in similar fashion to the previous 3. He once again broke 3 National records at the 2017 DIII NCAA’s, taking titles in the 100 breast (50.94), 200 breast (1:50.80), and 200 IM (1:44.18).
2015 Phillips 66 National Championships (San Antonio, Texas)
After having a standout season at Emory, Wilson decided to spend a summer training with the Texas Longhorns. After putting in some work in Austin, he kept his tremendous momentum rolling at the 2015 national championships, where he won the 100m breast with a time of 59.65, putting the swimming world on notice. He followed that up with a 3rd place performance in the 200m breast, notching another best time of 2:10.35.
2016 Olympic Year Redshirt/Olympic Trials
After having a breakout summer by training with the Texas Longhorns, Wilson decided to take an olympic redshirt year in order to stay in Austin and try to punch his ticket to Rio. At the Olympic Trials, Wilson barely missed making the team, placing 5th (59.97) in the 100m breast and 4th (2:09.35) in the 200m breast.
2017 World University Games (Taipei, Taiwan)
From his performances at the 2017 US Nationals, Wilson qualified to swim at the World University Games in the 50, 100, and 200m breast. Andrew stormed out of the gate from the get go, taking the 200m breast victory in a time of 2:08.45, defeating the reigning olympic champion Dmitriy Balandin of Kazakhstan by well over a second. Wilson came back to tie for the gold in the 100m in a time of 1:00.15 with Ilya Shymanovich of Belarus. Wilson finished his individual campaign with a 4th place finish in the 50m breast with a time of 27.64, just .01 away from winning a third medal.
2018 U.S. National Championships (Irvine, California)
Wilson was runnerup in the 100 breaststroke (59.43) and 200 breaststroke (2:08.71) at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships. He also was fifth in the prelims of the 50 breaststroke with a personal best of 27.15.
2018 Pan Pacific Championships (Tokyo, Japan)
Andrew started things off in the 100 breast, where out of prelims he was 59.42 for 1st seed. In finals, he slipped to 4th place in 59.70, just outside of medals. On day 4, after scratching the 200 breaststroke final, He finished off his pan pacs performance with a gold in the men’s 4×100 medley relay, swimming the breaststroke leg in 59.15.
ISL – Cali Condors
On June 11, 2019, Andrew Wilson was announced as a member of the Cali Condors ISL team, headed by GM Jason Lezak
2019 World Championships (Gwangju, South Korea)
Andrew Wilson started his meet in the 100 breast, where he advanced to the final heat and finished in 6th overall (59.11) after recording a personal best (58.95) in the semis.
Wilson swam on the prelims of the 4×100 mixed medley relay (58.35) on Day 4, which went on to earn a silver medal in the finals.
On Day 8, Wilson swam on the 4×100 medley relay, splitting 58.65 to help USA touch in 2nd for silver.
2021 Olympic Trials
On night 2 in Omaha, Wilson touched 2nd at 58.74 to make his first Olympic team. Wilson went on to make the team in the 200 breast as well, touching 2nd behind his Georgia training partner, Nic Fink.
2020 Olympic Games
Wilson started off his Olympic Games in the 100 breast, advancing to the final and tying for 6th overall at 58.99. In the 200 Breast, Wilson swam prelims of the race and placed 17th at 2:09.97, .02 away from qualifying for the semi-finals.
Wilson swam on the prelims of the 400 mixed medley relay (59.09) to help USA qualify for the final, where they placed 5th overall. He also swam on the prelims of the 400 medley relay (59.20), which moved onto the final and won, netting Andrew Wilson a gold medal, his first of any color.