Max Bottene
Max Bottene
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif.
High School: Northgate High School
Events: Freestyle/Backstroke

Best Times: 50 Free:     20.66         100 Free:      44.51          200 Free: 1:40.71

 100 Back:  49.40        200 Back:   1:49.67

Club: Terrapins Swim Team

2016-2017 (Freshman): Swam in the fourth-place 200-yard freestyle relay at the 2017 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… 100-yard backstroke:  13th place at Ivies with a season best time of 50.32... Fifth place vs. Brown and UMass… Fifth place at Cornell… 50-yard freestyle: 17th place at Ivies with a personal best time of 20.66... Second place vs. Boston University and UConn… Eighth place vs. Harvard and Princeton… 100-yard freestyle: 22nd place at Ivies with a season best time of 45.48... Fourth place vs. Boston University and UConn… Fifth place at Penn State… Fifth place at Cornell… 11th place vs. Harvard and Princeton.

Before Yale:  Nine-time NISCA All-American... 2016 NCS-CIF Champion 100 free… DVAL MVP 2016… Inducted into the NGHS Athletic Hall of Fame 2016... Member of the fastest HS 400 free relay team in the nation 2015… Member of the winning California State Championship Team 2015…Member of the winning NCS-CIF Championship Team 2014 & 2015… DVAL first team all-league all four years… Winter National and Summer Junior National Qualifier.

Personal:  Earned California Seal of Biliteracy… Four-time NCS-CIF Scholar Athlete… Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All American… Plans to major in engineering.

Why Yale:  "Yale will allow me to pursue my goals at the highest standard both in and out of the pool."