Carson Burt


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Last School Wyoming HS
  • Height 6-1

Career Bests

Career Honors

  • CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020)
  • Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019, 2020)

2019-20 (Junior)

  • Won the 1,000 Free four different times throughout the season
  • Swam a personal best 9:20.33 in the 1,000 Free at the OSU Fall Invite
  • Won the B final of the 1,650 Free at the Big Ten Championships, touching the wall in a personal best time of 15:13.30. In that swim, he clocked a 9:11.03 in the first 1,000 meters
  • Posted a personal best 4:22.77 in the prelims of the 500 Free to qualify for the B finals where he finished seventh with a time of 4:23.18

2018-19 (Sophomore)

  • Set three personal records at the Big Ten Championships, clocking in at 1:38.85 in the 200 Free, 4:24.77 in the 500 Free and 15:16.09 in the 1650 Free; his 500 Free and 1650 Free times ranked No. 2 on the team for the season
  • Finished third in the 1650 at the CSCAA National Invitational Championship (15:27.07) and placed fourth in the 500 Free (4:26.43)
  • Claimed silver in both the 500 Free (4:26.62) and the 1650 Free (15:23.99) at the Shamrock Invitational

2017-18 (Freshman)

  • Posted two personal-best times at the Ohio State Winter Invite, in the 500 Free (4:26.38) and 1650 Free (15:22.21/first place); claimed second in the 500 Free final with a time of 4:27.74
  • Recorded a 200 Fly time of 1:55.44 at the Ohio State Invitational, a career-best

Prior to Ohio State

  • Lettered four years at Wyoming High School in swimming under the direction of Dave Elliot
  • 2016 Division II Ohio state runner-up in the 200 freestyle
  • Garnered bronze in the 100 freestyle at the 2016 Division II Ohio State Championships
  • Helped the Wyoming High School claim gold in the 200 freestyle at the 2016 DII Ohio State Championships
  • Placed sixth at the 2016 YMCA Nationals in the 100 freestyle
  • Finished sixth in the 500 freestyle at the 2017 YMCA Nationals
  • Swam with club Powel Crosley for 13 years under the training of Mike Leonard


  • Son of Victoria Zwissler and Alan Burt
  • Has two older brothers (A.J. and Brennan)
  • Majoring in business
  • Lists most memorable swimming moment as winning YMCA nationals men’s team score in 2017
  • Chose Ohio State because no other school provides the same opportunities and it reassures a student-athlete that they will be successful academically and athletically