Panthers set three school records and record eight NCAA
2014-15: Swept the 500 free and 1000 free in the season opener against Duke ... Finished 10th in the 1650 free at Notre Dame/Virginia Tech ... At the Pitt Invite, placed third in the 1650 free and competed in one consolation finals and two bonus consolation finals, taking ninth in the 500 free, 18th in the 200 free and 19th in the 100 back ... Placed first in the 100 free and third in the 500 free against West Virginia ... At Denison, won the 1650 free and was third in the 500 free ... Swam to fifth in the 200 free, 500 free and 400 IM at the Senior Recognition Meet ... Was the runner-up in both the 500 free and 1000 free at Villanova ... Competed at the ACC Championships.
2013-2014: Finished first in the 1000 freestyle against Bucknell... Finished third in the 1000 freestyle against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, he took first place in the 1650 yard freestyle...Competed at the ATaT Winter Nationals...First place finish in the 1000 freestyle against WVU...Finished first in the 1000 freestyle against Denison...Competed at the ACC Championships where he earned sixteenth in the 1650...National Junior team member.
High School: Placed top-20 in the 5k and 10k at the Open Water Nationals...placed eighth at the Speedo Junior Nationals last August...Cayman Islands International 5k winner in June...Olympic trials qualifier...National Junior team member.
Personal: Born September 20, 1995...son of Scott and Tracy Simmer...has a younger sister, Shayna...majoring in athletic training/psychology.