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New Canaan's Potter named Division-III Swimmer of the Week at Gettysburg College

Photo by Bob Luckey, ST

Jason Potter of New Canaan swims the 200 yard freestle during the State Open Swimming Championships at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., Saturday afternoon, March 19, 2011.

Gettysburg College junior swimmer Jason Potter of New Canaan was recently named the CollegeSwimming.com Division-III Men's Swimmer of the Week.

Potter registered an outstanding performance at the Gettysburg Invitational Nov. 22-23.

Competing against three teams, including fourth-ranked Johns Hopkins University, he won three individual events (50-freestyle, 20.74; 100-freestyle, 44.83, and 200-freestyle, 1:40.85) while swimming times in the 100- and 200-free that are currently the fastest in Division-III this season.

He also ranks second nationally in the 50-free, and all three of his times are NCAA Division-III Championship-qualifying "B" cuts.

In addition, Potter swam on all three winning freestyle relays (200-FR, 1:23.00; 400-FR, 3:01.89; 800-FR, 6:50.40), and all three currently hold the top times in Division-III with B-cuts.

Potter helped the Bullets finish second at the meet, finishing behind only Hopkins.

Gettysburg (5-0, 3-0 Centennial Conference) takes a lengthy break from competition before returning to the pool on Jan. 25 with a dual meet against Mary Washington.

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