Gavin Springer
Gavin Springer
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chevy Chase, Md.
High School: Sidwell Friends School
Position: Freestyle
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Dunster

Senior - 2018-19
Produced Harvard's fourth-fastest 1,000 free (9:12.67) and 1,650 free (15:41.61) of the year at the Ivy League Championships ... Ranked fifth in the 500 free after finishing in 4:26.18 at the Ivy League Championships ... Recorded the team's seventh-best 200 free performance of the season (1:39.10) at the annual HYP meet.

Junior - 2017-18
Placed 11th in the 1,000 freestyle (9:09.37) and 14th in the 1,650 freestyle (15:29.51) at the Ivy League Championship Meet ... Registered an NCAA B-cut time in the 500 freestyle (4:25.15) at the Ivy League Championship ... Finished four th in the 200 freestyle (1:40.30) against Bryant and Rider ... Placed third in the 1,000 freestyle (9:31.59) against Columbia. 

Sophomore - 2016-17
Placed seventh in the 1,000 free and eighth in the 500 free at the Ivy Championship Meet … Competed in two events versus Yale … Finished sixth in the 1,000 free and seventh in the 500 free against Brown and Penn … Came in fourth in the 1,000 free against Denver and Utah … Runner-up in the 1,650 free at BYU … Third in the 1,000 free against Cornell and Dartmouth. 

Freshman - 2015-16
Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Took third in the 1,000 and 500 free in tri-meet against Cornell and Dartmouth … Took fourth in the 200 free in 1:42.55 at Columbia … With a 24th-place finish, Springer touches the wall at 4:32.00 in the 500 free to help the team at Texas … Ended up with 23rd place in the 1650 free (15:47.96) to finish up the Texas Invitational ... Springer just missed a podium position at fourth place with a time of 1:41.22 in the 200 free against conference rivals Brown and Penn. With a sixth place finish by Springer, he hits the boards at 4:36.71 in the 500 free ... Took third in the 1,000 free (9:32.31) finishing behind two teammates at a tri-meet with UNLV and Air Force.

Before Harvard
Awarded four varsity letters in swimming at Sidwell Friends … 2016 Olympic Trails qualifier in the 1500 freestyle … Member of the NCSA All-Star Team … Five-time NISCA High School All-America (2012-13 – 500 freestyle, 2013-14 – 200 and 500 free, 2014-15 – 200 and 500 free) … 2013-14 Washington Post first team All-Met … 2012-13 and 2014-15 All-Met second team … 2011-12 honorable mention All-Met … Three-time WMPSSDL All-League selection … Potomac Valley Short Course Distance Swimmer of the Year in 2012-13 … 2013 USA Swimming National Select Camp attendee … Placed 21st in the 1650 freestyle and 16th in the 500 free at the 2014 AT&T Winter National Championships … Placed 37th in the 1500 freestyle and 40th in the 800 free at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships … Three-time Sidwell Friends School Award winner … Four-time Potomac Valley Swimming Scholar-Athlete Award winner … USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team in 2013-14 … Also swam for the Nation’s Capital Swim Club … Volunteered at the Rosemount Center and Bethesda YMCA … Grandfather, James Springer, attended Harvard College and law school; Aunt Cassie Springer attended the College; Aunt Maryann Thompson is a graduate and current professor in the Graduate School of Design.