Men's Swimming

    James Wells  
    James Wells


    Phippsburg, Maine

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 190



    Hoosiers Named To USA Swimming Rosters

    Cody Miller, Gia Dalesandro, Lindsay Vrooman and James Wells will be part of Team USA.


    Miller Claims Title at USA Swimming Nationals

    Cody Miller is USA Swimming National Champion in the 100 breaststroke


    Another Record Falls on Day 3 of USA Swimming Nationals

    Gia Dalesandro posts seventh-place finish in the 100 butterfly


    IU Strong on Day 2 of Swimming Nationals

    Pieroni sets school record in the 200 freestyle


    Swim and Dive Earn Scholar All-America Honors

    JUNIOR YEAR (2012-13)

    Placed ninth in the 400 medley relay at the 2013 NCAA Championships with a school-record time of 3:08.40... also took 14th in the 200 medley relay (1:26.13) ... earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish in the 100 back (47.09) ... 30th in the 200 backstroke (1:43.72) ... made it back-to-back titles in the 100 backstroke at the 2013 Big Ten Championships with a time of 46.04 ... his prelim time of 45.52 is a career best ... third in the 200 medley relay with a school-record time of 1:25.15 ... went a career-best 20.18 in prelims of the 50 free but elected not to swim the bonus final ... third in the 200 freestyle relay with a school-record time of 1:17.97 ... fourth in the 200 back with a time of 1:42.22 ... his 1:41.33 is a career best and the fifth-fastest time in school history ... first-team All-Big Ten ... second in the 100 back in a dual with Texas and Michigan ... 22nd in the 100 back and 19th in the 200 back at the 2012 USA Swimming Winter Short Course Nationals ... also a winner in the 100 back vs. Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio State and Iowa ... third in the 200 back in dual meet wins over Louisville and Purdue ... represented the USA at the 2013 World University Games, advancing to the semifinals of the 100-meter backstroke and 50-meter backstroke.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2011-12)

    Posted a time of 57.33 in the 100-meter backstroke at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (63rd) ... earned All-America honors in the 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championships, finishing 13th in a time of 3:11.07 ... All-American in the 200 medley relay, finishing 13th in 1:27.54 ... earned individual All-America honors by finishing 15th in the 100 backstroke (47.58) ... 17th in the 800 freestyle relay with a time of 6:31.35 ... 28th in the 200 backstroke (1:45.10) ... 22nd in the 400 freestyle relay (2:59.15) ... won his first Big Ten title by posting a time of 46.30 in the 100 backstroke ... that is a career best ... also took fifth in the 200 back (1:43.83), putting up a career-best time of 1:42.92 in prelims ... finished fourth in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:25.79 ... that is the third-fastest time in school history ... sixth in the 200 free relay (1:19.31) ... fifth in the 400 freestyle relay, putting up the third-fastest time in school history at 2:55.60 ... first-team All-Big Ten honoree.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2010-11)

    Helped Indiana to a sixth-place finish in the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Championships (1:27.34) ... also posted a third-place finish in the 400 medley relay (3:10.07) ... made the championship final of the 100 backstroke, finishing seventh in 47.56 ... 23rd in the 200 backstroke (1:48.34) ... qualified for the NCAA Championships, finishing 17th in the 400 medley relay (3:11.42) ... earned All-America honors in the 200 medley relay with a 16th-place finish (1:28.63) ... 27th in the 100 backstroke (47.65) ... 19th in the 400 freestyle relay (2:57.91).


    Class A Maine state champion all four years of high school... named the state Swimmer of the Meet and Swimmer of the Year as a junior... set a state record of 49.68 in the 100 backstroke to win the state title as a senior ... first-team all-state ... also took second in the 200 IM ... Sunday Telegram MVP ... 10-time NISCA All-American and a four-time MVP at Morse High School ... Maine state record holder in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly and 100 back and also holds school records in the 200 free and 200 IM ... holds New England records in the 200 IM and 100 back ... as a member of Long Reach Swim Club for nine years, Wells has accumulated 117 pool, team and state records during those years... five-time YMCA National Champion and a three-time New England Champion ... planning to major in physics ... parents are Joanne and Proctor Wells ... born March 11, 1992.


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