Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Cory Chitwood
Position: Back / I.M.
Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Union, Ky.
High School: Larry A. Ryle HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Finished 10th in the 200m back semifinals at the Olympic Trials...14-time collegiate All-American...Three NCAA individual championships...Named to Pac-10/12 All-Academic team on four occasions...Men's team captain...Holds the second fastest 100 back, 200 back and 200 I.M. times in Arizona school history.

2011-12: Was named Arizona Athletics' Male Senior Athlete of the Year...Named Counsilman Hunsaker Swimmer of the Week on Dec. 7...Named Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month for November...Received Pac-12 All-American honorable mention honors...Became the third Arizona male swimmer to win three or more national titles with his win in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships...Also earned All-American honors in the 800 free relay and 200 back...Recorded the fastest times in the country in the 200 breast and the 200 IM and the second-fastest in the 100 back, all recorded at the Texas Invite.

2010-11: Was awarded Arizona Athletics' Male Junior Athlete of the Year honor...Won his second NCAA individual championship in the 200 backstroke at the Championships in Minneapolis, Minn....Finished as the national runner-up in the 200 I.M...Earned his third individual First-Team All-America honor of the year in the 100 backstroke with a 6th place finish...Swam on Arizona's 800 freestyle relay team which placed 8th overall for All-America honors...Led off UA's sixth place 400 medley relay...Scored the fifth-most points of any swimmer at the NCAA meet...Won the 200 backstroke Pac-10 championship in Long Beach, Calif. ...Named men's team captain to begin season...Won the 100 back, 200 back and 200 I.M. events at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational in December...Named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Month for December...Named to Pac-10 All-Academic list for third consecutive year.

2009-10: Won his first NCAA individual championship in 200 backstroke with a time of 1:39.29...Won consolation heat of 100 back at NCAA Championships with time of 45.77...Both backstroke times were fastest of any UA swimmer over the year...Placed 12th in 200 I.M. event at NCAA's for second honorable mention nod...Swam on UA's 400 medley relay team that placed sixth overall...Named to Pac-10's All-Academic First Team...Won UA Athletics Male Sophomore of the Year award...Won Pac-10 Swimmer of the Month award for month of January.

2008-09: Was granted a medical redshirt due to a shoulder injury...Named to Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.

2007-08: National runner-up in 200 backstroke event as a freshman at NCAA Championships, setting a then school record time of 1:41.20 in the event...Earned additional All-American honors in the 400 I.M. (7th overall) and 100 backstroke (12th overall) events to help UA to its first ever NCAA championship

International: Swam for Team USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China...Was a U.S. Junior National Team Member in 2007 and competed on the Youth World Championships Team in 2006.

Why Arizona? I came to the University of Arizona to receive a great education and be on the greatest swim team in the world. The best part is being able to walk on deck every day with some of the best swimmers and coaches in the world.

Major: Psychology with a minor in business and religious studies

Career Ambition: College swim coach

Spends free time: Golfing and going up in the mountains

National Teams:
World University Games - 2011
National Junior Team - 2007
Youth World Championship Team - 2006

Personal Bests

200 Back - 1:38.85 (Texas Invite)

100 Back - 45.94 (Texas Invite)

200 Free - 1:35.40 (Texas Invite)

200 IM - 1:41.92 (Texas Invite)

2012 Olympic Trials

100m Back Preliminaries: 22nd - 55.89

200m Back Semifinals: 10th - 2:00.03