Collins, Edelson Named Men’s Swimming Captains

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Seniors Aedan Collins (Westfield, N.J./Westfield) and Jack Edelson (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Senior) have been named team captains of the Gettysburg College men’s swimming team for the 2020-21 campaign.

Collins has been a staple of the free and fly races since transferring to Gettysburg for his sophomore campaign. He ranks among the program’s top 10 in the 50 free (7th, 21.09), 100 free (10th, 46.04), 200 free (5th, 1:40.75), and 100 fly (10th, 51.28). An economics major, Collins is a nine-time conference finalist in individual events, finishing as high as third in both the 100 fly and 100 free in 2018. He is a six-time All-Centennial Conference selection with a pair of first-team nods on the 200 free and 400 free relays in 2018. At the 2020 CC Championship, Collins helped both the 200 free and 800 free relays to silver medals with the latter relay finishing with the second-fastest time in program history.

Edelson became the first Gettysburg swimmer to sweep the butterfly events at the CC Championship in 24 years when he won the 100 and 200 last February. He shattered the program record in the 100 fly with 49.93 in the prelims and took home gold in 50.14. The physics major powered his way to a come-from-behind victory in the 200 fly race with the second-fastest mark in program history at 1:52.39. Edelson also earned four all-conference citations in relay events in 2020 and he is an eight-time all-league selection. The senior ranks second in program history in the 200 IM (1:53.61), 200 medley relay (1:31.31), 400 medley relay (3:21.86), and 800 free relay (6:43.85).  

Last season, Gettysburg went 8-2 in duals and finished second at the conference championship in Head Coach Greg Brown‘s first season at the helm. Currently, athletic competition this semester has been resigned to practices and training for the residential and non-residential cohorts. No announcement on the status of winter sports for the spring semester has been made by the conference.Print Friendly Version

This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.

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