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
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
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.