Jared Britton Named MIAA Men's Swimmer of the Week

Jared Britton Named MIAA Men's Swimmer of the Week
For the second time this year, Calvin College junior Jared Britton has been named the MIAA Men's Swimmer of the Week.
Britton hails from Falls Church, Virginia. He is a graduate of Chesapeake High School.

Britton had a monster set of performances this past weekend at Calvin's Winter Invitational. On Thursday night, he shattered Calvin's record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 44.88 in a time trial race. The time eclipsed his own school record of 45.43 set last season. It also ranks seventh on the current NCAA III performance list.

On Friday, Britton broke his own school record in the 50 freestyle, ripping off a time of 20.33 in the morning prelims before finishing fifth in the evening finals with a time of 20.56. His morning prelim time broke the previous school record of 20.56 set in 2016. His time of 20.33 currently ranks fifth on the NCAA III performance list. 

He also swam on Calvin's 200 freestyle relay team that finished third with a time of 1:23.06. He later competed with Calvin in a 200 freestyle time trial that ripped off a time of 1:22.18 with Briton anchoring with a split of 19.80. The time trial performance is currently ranked seventh on the NCAA III performance list. 

On Saturday Britton took fourth in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.80 after recording a season-best time of 49.65. He then anchored Calvin's third place 400 freestyle relay team that recorded a time of 3:01.89. The relay is currently ranked eighth on the NCAA III performance list. 

"Jared had an incredible weekend and he is very deserving of this award," said Calvin head swim coach Dan Gelderloos. "He has worked extremely hard and taken his game to another level. He is swimming with confidence and determination and is off to a fantastic junior season."

Britton helped the 17th-ranked Calvin men's swimming and diving team place third in a field of Division II opponents with a score 1,180.5 points at the Calvin Winter Invitational.