Colin McDermott


Player profile

  • Hometown Granville, Ohio
  • Last School Granville
  • Year Junior

Career Honors | Bests
• Academic All-Big Ten (19)
• Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (18, 19)
• CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American (18)

As A Sophomore (2018-19)
• First leg of the 200 Medley Relay team at the NCAA Championships, finishing 25th with a time of 1:25.83.
• Took eighth in the 100 Back at the Big Ten Championships, setting a personal record of 47.00 in the preliminary; also recorded career-best times in the 50 Free (20.05) and the 200 Back (1:44.86).
• Earned a bronze medal as the leadoff leg on the 200 Medley Relay, posting the No. 2 time in school history of 1:24.16; also helped the 400 Medley Relay to a fourth-place finish as the first leg, finishing with a time of 3:06.20 for the No. 2 time in program history.
• Finished second in the 100 Back (47.47) and third in the 200 Back (1:47.08) at the Shamrock Invitational.
• Placed sixth in the 100 Back with a time of 49.06 at the Ohio State Invitational.
• Opened the season with a third-place finish in the 100 Back vs. Alabama.
• Led the team in the 200 Back and No. 2 on the team in the 100 Back.

As A Freshman (2017-18)
• Recorded four career-best times at the Ohio State Winter Invite: 50 Free (20.87), 50 Back (22.38), 100 Back (48.43) and the 200 Back (1:48.62).
• 100 Back time was good for first at the Winter Invite and 200 Back time earned fourth-place.
• Finished seventh in the 100 Back with a time of 49.77 at the Shamrock Invitational; also swam in the 50 Free, 50 Back and 200 Back.
• Posted a fourth-place finish in the 50 Free vs. Akron and Denison.
• Claimed second in the 100 Back (53.47) to open the season vs. Kenyon.

Granville High School
• Swam for two years under head coach Kelly Doner.
• Has swam as member of the Ohio State swim club for past two years.
• Team captain as a senior in high school.
• Placed fourth in the 100 L breaststroke at the 2017 Speedo Champions Series in Columbus with a time of 1:15.45.
• Claimed gold in the 50 freestyle (21.16) at the 2017 NASA Junior National Cup.
• Captured a pair of golds at the 2016 Speedo East Winter Junior National time trials in the 50 and 100 free.

• Son of Maria and Jim McDermott.
• Has three siblings.
• Most memorable swimming moment is being given the chance to compete at the Division I level.
• Has dreams of working in an emergency room.