Kelsey Herbst and the 200 free relay team earn All-Big East honors
2012 - 2013: Against St. Bonaventure, his first college meet, Heiden placed third in the 50 free (21.65) and second in the 200 free relay...Heiden finished first in the 400 freestyle relay against Virginia...would also take third place in the 100 butterfly (52.78) and fourth in the 50 freestyle...In an away meet against Cincinnati, Heiden placed second in the 50 free (21.61)...Placed third in the men's 50 yard freestyle and 400 yard freestyle relay against Notre Dame as well as swimming in 100 yard butterfly...Would finish first in the men's 200 yard freestyle relay with Kourosh Ahani, David Sweeney, and Alex Rodenkirk at the Pitt Invitational...also reached the championship final of the 50 yard freestyle and finished second in the 200 yard medley relay...Swam to a fifth place finish in the men's 50 yard freestyle while also competing in the 100 free, 400 freestyle relay, and 200 yard medley relay against WVU...Came in second in the 200 medley swimming with Mack Rice, Rob Power, and Otto Pagel...Helped both the 200medleyandfreestylerelay teams to a first place finish at the Western PA Invitational. Also placed third in the 100 free andfourth in the 200freestyle at the same meet.
High School: Graduate of Wilson High School in West Lawn, Pa., where he was a four-time varsity letter winner for Wilson boy's swimming under head coach Roy Snyder...won the PIAA District 3 AAA gold medal in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay as a senior...led Wilson High School to a Central Penn League Team Championship, a District 3 second place finish and a ninth place finish at the PIAA State Championships as a captain during his senior season...also has three other Central Penn League Team Championships to his credit...won silver and bronze with the Wilson High swim team at the PIAA AAA State Championships in 2010 and 2011 respectively...holds school record in the 100 free with a time of 45.88...earned National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Academic All-American honors as a senior...also named to the NISCA and PIAA All-American Swim Teams in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay as a senior as well as the 200 medley relay, the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay as a junior...mentioned on both All-Berks County Swim Team and All-Central Pennsylvania League Swim Team in 2011 and 2012...won two varsity letters in water polo...attended the Future Business Leaders of America State Conference in 2010...member of The National Society of High School Scholars and The World Language Honor Society.
Personal: Born Sean David Heiden on August 2, 1994...son of Robert and Donna Heiden...has an older brother, Kyle...majoring in civil engineering.