2009-10: Qualified for the Big East Championships for the second consecutive year...posted a team top-five time in the 100 and 200 fly (second), 50 fly (third) and 100 back (fifth)...touched the wall second in the 100 fly against Notre Dame...competed in four events during the Canadian Nationals...achieved a personal best in the 100 fly when he touched the wall at 55.40...turned in a 13th-place performance in the 50 fly with a time of 25.56 in the finals...recorded a top-40 finish in the 200 free (1:56.78) and went 56.15 in his 100 fly split, aiding the 400 medley relay team to a top 25 finish at 4:02.32.
2008-09: Qualified for the Big East Championships...had the third fastest time in the 50 back for the Panthers...held a team top-five time in the 100 and 200 fly (second), 50 fly (third) 100 back (fifth)...recorded a third-place finish in the 100 fly and fifth in the 200 back against Notre Dame...placed fourth overall in the 200 fly against Virginia Tech...claimed fourth in the 100 fly versus WestVirginia...finished fourth in the 200 back against Cincinnati.
2007-08: Earned a 15th-place finish in the 200 back at his first Big East Championship meet...rounded out the swimmers in the consolation heat of the 200 free at the BEC with a 16th-place performance...won the 200 free against WVU and Syracuse...garnered a first-place finish in the 200 free and 200 back in the Cincinnati meet...earned second place in the 200 back against WVU.
High School: A two-time Provincial Champion in the 100 backstroke...posted six senior national qualifying times...placed eighth in the 50 back at nationals in 2005...claimed an eighth-place finish in the 200 back at the 2007 Spring Nationals...won silver and bronze medals at club nationals...a Canadian Games bronze medalists...a member of the 2007 junior national Canadian team...also competed in soccer and was a member of the Canadian Youth World Cup team that placed ninth out of 156 teams...a four year member of the honor roll.
Personal: Born January 21, 1988...son of Keith and Judy McLaren...has an older sister...an undecided major.
Pitt Swim & Dive Teams Dominate on Senior Day
Giordano, Sharp Sweep vs. Carnegie Mellon, Clarion
Swim and Dive Caps Regular Season at Home
Sharp Tabbed ACC Diver of the Week
Pitt Swimming and Diving Sweeps Denison
Swimming and Diving Continues Action vs. Denison