Wil Barton
Wil Barton
Height: 6-0
Year: So.
Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
High School: St. George's Independent School

2015-16: Earned Southern Athletic Association All-Conference Second-Team honors … competed in four A events and one B event at the SAA Championships as a sophomore … placed second in the 500-yard freestyle (4:36.97), second in the 400-yard medley relay (3:27.70), third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.91), third in the 200-yard backstroke (1:53.42), and seventh in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:10.11) … holds BSC school record for the 200-yard backstroke, 400-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay, and the 800-yard freestyle relay … qualified for 2016 NCAA Division III championship in 800-yard freestyle relay.

 

2014-15:  Member of SAA Championship 400 medley and 800 free relay teams... holds the BSC records in 100 back and 200 back... earned All-America honors in 800 free relay at 2015 Division III Championship... 2015 SAA Championship finishes:  2nd, 500 free (4:33.48); 2nd, 200 back (1:52.99); 3rd, 100 back (52.45).

 

Pre-BSC:  Swam at St. George's Independent for coach Rob Snowberger... competed mainly in middle distance freestyle and 200 back... four-time Best of the Preps All-Metro Team honoree... Best of the Preps Male Swimmer of the Year and finalist in 2013-14... three-time St. George's Team MVP... St. George's Leadership Award and Team Captain (2013-14) ... Memphis Tiger Team Captain and Leadership Award (2013-14) ... also lettered in water polo, earning the St. George's Leadership Award in 2013-14... All-Metro First Team and All-State Second Team in water polo in 2013-14... helped lead the team to the 2014 Tennessee water polo state title.

 

Personal:  Born on Dec. 6, 1995... son of Wilson and Kristin Barton... has a younger brother, John, and two younger sisters, Olivia and Meghan... majoring in global comparative studies and minoring in Spanish.