Justin Glanda is a senior at the University of Michigan, where he’s a Business Administration major in the Ross School of Business. Born Oct. 28, 1992 Glanda was an in-state pickup for Michigan – he graduated from Cranbrook Kingswood in Rochester Hills and competed for the Oakland Live Y’ers Swim Team. He’s earned multiple academic accolades – he’s been named to the Dean’s List and the Honor Roll, a three-time University of Michigan Academic-Achievement Award winner, and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished scholar. He also goes to school with his brother, Jareth, who is a member of Michigan’s football team. As a senior on the swimming team Glanda served as team captain, and is known for being a monster relay swimmer. Standing 6’4″ Glanda has been swimming since he was 8 years old. Now, he is a four-time All-American, Honorable Mention All-American, and a four-time Big Ten champion. As a Business student, he’s helped launch BLUE Connect, which is an alumni-undergraduate mentorship program. Although it’s still in its prototype phase, the program has already linked 25 of his Michigan teammates to alumni in the Engineering industry.
As a freshman Glanda competed at the Big Ten Championships, but he just missed out on scoring. He finished 17th in the 200 freestyle and 39th in the 100 freestyle.
After not scoring at the Big Ten as a freshman, Glanda qualified for the NCAA Championships. He came in 23rd in the 200 freestyle and 40th in the 100 – he also finished in the top 16 in all three of his individual events at the Big Ten meet.
As a junior Glanda earned NCAA All-America honors in the 800 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay. He competed in the 200 and 500 freestyles individually, but as a member of the 800 freestyle relay Glanda broke the NCAA and U.S. Open records. He was named to the All-Big Ten team.
Glanda is currently in his senior season as a Michigan Wolverine. He served as team captain, and earned three All-America honors as a member of the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays. He also came in 26th in the 200 freestyle. Glanda also swam three events at the AT&T Winter Nationals.
Glanda broke the NCAA and U.S. Open record in the 800 freestyle relay as a junior. The relay was the first squad to break 6:10. In 2012 he competed at the U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing 62nd in the 200m freestyle.
As a high school student Glanda is the Division III State Champion and state record holder in the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly. He earned Academic All-America honors and was named the Oakland County Swimmer of the Year and the Michigan Division III Swimmer of the Year.