|Major:||Psychology & Criminology|
|Gamer:||St. Thomas Aquinas HS|
One of Florida Southern’s seven returning All-Americans after earning that honor in the 800-freestyle relay in 2015… School record holder in the 400-individual medley.
As a redshirt sophomore (2014-15)… All-American in the 800-freestyle relay (5th place)… Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Also competed in the 200-butterfly and both the 200 and 400-IM at the Division II National Finals… One of eight Moccasins to take part in all nine meets, including the SSC Championships and National Finals… Anchored the Moccasins’ SSC Championship 800-freestyle relay team, helping Florida Southern win that title for the fourth consecutive year… Also helped the 800-freestyle relay team to a runner-up finish at the Nova Southeastern Sharks Invitational… Set the school record in the 400-IM at the SSC Championships with a time of 3:58.42 during prelims to break his own previous record, and nearly matched it again in the SSC Finals… Had NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 200-butterfly, 200-IM, and 400-IM… Was #1 on the Florida Southern times list in the 400-IM, #2 in the 200-butterfly, and #4 in the 200-IM.
As a redshirt freshman (2013-14)… Division II Academic Achievement Award winner… CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American… Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Took part in 10 meets in his first season of competition with the Moccasins… Had NCAA “B” qualifying times in both the 200- and 400-IM, which he achieved at the Sunshine State Conference Championships, and was the Mocs’ best swimmer there in the 400… Also part of NCAA “B” times in the 200- and 400-freestyle relays… Helped the Mocs win the 400-freestyle relay in a dual meet with junior college national champion Indian River State (Jan. 18)… #1 on Florida Southern’s times list in the 400-IM, second in the 50-breaststroke and the 100-IM, and third in the 50-butterfly and 200-butterfly.
As a freshman (2012-13)… SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll during a season in which he redshirted… Dean’s List student.
In high school… Graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas in 2012 where he was a 4-year letterman and 2-time state qualifier in the 200 IM… As a senior, was a state finalist in the 200-freestyle, and both the 200- and 400-freestyle relay… Regional champion in the 100-freestyle… Helped St. Thomas Aquinas finish second at the state championships… Named a Broward County Scholar-Athlete as a senior… State qualifier in the 100-butterfly, 200-medley relay, 200-freestyle relay and 400-freestyle relay as a junior… Personal… Son of Christi and John Wathen… Has one younger brother… Born October 24, 1993… Major: Psychology and Criminology.