Garrett  Powell
Garrett Powell

North Bethesda, Md.

High School:
Walter Johnson


Record Book:

• Ranks fifth in the 200 backstroke, eighth in the 500 freestyle and ninth in the 1,650 freestyle in school history.


• Competed in the 500 and 1,650 freestyle at the NCAAs.

• Finished eighth in the 1,650 freestyle, 16th in the 200 backstroke and 17th in the 500 freestyle at the SECs as the Bulldogs came in second.


• Finished seventh in the 1,650 freestyle, eighth in the 200 backstroke and ninth in the 500 freestyle at the SECs.


• Competed in the 1,650 freestyle at the NCAAs.

• Finished 11th in the 500 freestyle, 14th in the 1,650 freestyle and 16th in the 200 backstroke at the SECs.

• Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

High School:

• Graduated from Walter Johnson High.

• Helped Johnson win the 2012 state title as he claimed individual wins in the 100 backstroke and the 500 freestyle.

• Competed for Rockville Montgomery Swim Club and was coached by Scott Vekeman.

• Qualified for the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in the 200 backstroke and the 1,500 freestyle.

• Named to the 2012 USA Swimming National Junior Team.

• Won the 1,000 and 1,500 freestyle titles at the 2012 NCSA Junior National Championships.


Born June 6, 1994.

• Son of Greg and Michelle Powell.

• Majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife.

Collegiate Personal Bests:

500 Freestyle 4:16.62 15 SEC Championships

1,650 Freestyle 14:57.96 14 NCAA Championships

200 Backstroke 1:42.84 14 SEC Championships

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