“I chose UPenn because I feel like it’s going to be the perfect place for me to grow as a student-athlete. I’m excited to pursue the educational opportunities UPenn provides while also being able to compete at a collegiate level.”
A USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, Hamilton is a senior at the Webb School of Knoxville. He is a versatile talent who swims 100/200 breast, 100/200 back, and 200/400 IM. As a junior, Hamilton placed 3rd in the 200 IM (1:52.68) and 4th in the 100 back (50.58) at the 2018 TISCA Tennessee High School Championships. He also led off the 9th-place 200 medley relay (23.63) and contributed a leg (21.58) to the 9th-place 200 free relay.
Hamilton does his club swimming with Larry Hough at Tennessee Aquatics. He has competed at Junior Nationals and USA Futures in each of the last 2 years.
This summer he went lifetime bests in the 50/100 back, 200 breast, and 200/400 IM at the Southeastern LSC Long Course Championships. He was an A-finalist in the 50/100/200 back, 200 breast, and 200/400 IM. Between last December’s Winter Juniors East and the Southern Premier Classic in March, he improved his PBs in the SCY 50/100 free, 100/200 back, 200 breast, and 200/400 IM.
Hamilton would have scored for the Quakers at 2018 Ivy League Men’s Championships in the C finals of the 100/200 back, 100 breast, and 400 IM.
- 100 breast – 59.77/1:10.67
- 200 breast – 2:06.70/2:25.44
- 100 back – 50.02/59.44
- 200 back – 1:49.09/2:12.60
- 200 IM – 1:51.13/2:10.50
- 400 IM – 4:00.24/4:38.22
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