Henry Gaissert
Henry Gaissert
Year: So.
Hometown: Dover, Mass.
High School: Dover – Sherborn
Events: Freestyle/Butterfly

Best Times:    50 Free:  19.60            100 Free: 43.42           200 Free: 1:36.82

100 Fly:  48.53

Club:  Gator Swim Club


2017-2018 (Sophomore): Won the Harry Burke Award for outstanding contribution to Yale swimming by an underclassman... Swam in the second-place 800-yard freestyle relay at the 2018 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… Swam in the second-place 400-yard freestyle relay… Swam in the third-place 200-yard medley relay… Swam in the third-place 200-yard freestyle relay… 50-yard freestyle: Third place at Ivies… Sixth place at Ohio State Invitational… Third place at Columbia… Second place at Dartmouth vs. Penn… Seventh place at Harvard vs. Princeton… 100-yard freestyle: Seventh place at Ivies… Seventh place at Ohio State Invitational… Fourth place vs. Brown… Second place at Columbia… First place vs. Cornell… First place vs. Seton Hall… Sixth place at Harvard vs. Princeton… 200-yard freestyle: Sixth place at Ivies… Second place vs. Southern Connecticut… Second place vs. Cornell… 100-yard butterfly: First place at Dartmouth vs. Penn.

2016-2017 (First Year): Swam in the second-place 400-yard freestyle relay at the 2017 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships… Swam in the fourth-place 200-yard freestyle relay… 50-yard freestyle: 12th place at Ivies with a personal best time of 20.47... Fourth place vs. Columbia… Fifth place vs. Boston University and UConn… Fourth place at Penn State… Seventh place vs. Harvard and Princeton… 100-yard freestyle: Sixth place at Ivies with a personal best time of 44.02... Fourth place vs. Brown and UMass… Fourth place vs. Columbia… Third place at Virginia Tech Invitational… First place vs. Boston University and UConn… Second place Dartmouth and Penn… Third place at Cornell… Fourth place vs. Harvard and Princeton… 200-yard freestyle: Ninth place at Ivies with a personal best time of 1:37.69... Seventh place at Virginia Tech Invitational… Second place at Southern Connecticut.

Before Yale:  Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American... Member of two third-place relays at the 2015 East Winter Junior Nationals. 

Personal:  Dual citizen of the US and Germany... Member of National Honor Society and National Junior Classical League... Older brother Philipp was a member and captain of the Columbia swimming and diving team... Joins cousin, Adrian Lin '19, as a teammate.

Why Yale:  “The Yale Bulldogs stand out as a team of tremendous pride, incredible performance and continuing progress. I could not be more excited to be a part of such an established culture of athletic and academic success.”