Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Adam Ritter
Adam Ritter


Reynoldsburg, Ohio

High School:
St. Charles Prep

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 175




Personal Bests
100 free - 45.89
200 free - 1:39.20
500 free - 4:35.26
200 IM - 1:52.80

Prep: Four-year letterwinner in swimming for coach Kyle Goodrich at St. Charles Prep in Columbus, Ohio... Eight-time NISCAA All-American... Four-year All-Central District and All-Central Catholic League selection... Was state champion in the 200 free as a senior... Also finished ninth in the 500 free... 2002-03 Central District Male Swimmer of the Year... Suburban News Winter Athlete of the Year... St. Charles Jack Ryan Award for Most Outstanding Athlete... 2002-03 Most Valuable Swimmer... Helped the Cardinals to a runner-up finish at the district meet and a fourth-place finish in the state meet as a senior... Individually, was district champion in both the 200 and 500 free... St. Charles was also runner-up in the Independent Schools for Boys National High School Championship... Set three school records and nine pool records during his time at St. Charles... Also competed for the Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio... Coached by Steve Nye... Set team records in the 200y, 400m and 500y free... Also team captain in 2002-03...

Personal: Born Adam James Ritter on Jan. 14, 1985, in Covington, Ky.... Son of James Ritter and Susan Flerlage Ritter... Has a younger brother, Kyle, and a younger sister, Erin... Comes from a family of swimmers - his father and uncle, Bob Ritter, swam at the University of Cincinnati; his uncle, John Ritter, swam for Miami University (Ohio); another uncle, Ron Flerlage, swam at Eastern Kentucky; and his mother was a high school swimming standout in Kentucky... Considering a degree in engineering because he is interested in science and math... Says he chose the University of Arizona because of "a good engineering school, a great all-around swim program and a beautiful campus."