2010-11: Helped the 200-yard medley relay claim second and the 200-yard free relay place third at the America East Championships... The 200 medley relay set the UMBC record at the conference meet (1:29.81)... Received the bronze in the 100-yard breaststroke and placed fifth in the 50 free at the conference meet... Swam a season-best 56.38 in the 100 breast and 20.55 in the 50 free at the conference championships... The 50 free time (20.55) was the second-best UMBC time in 2010-11, which ranks fifth on UMBC's all-time list... His 100 free time (45.53) ranks eighth on the school's all-time list... Named to the America East All-Conference Team.
2009-10: Claimed bronze in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke and placed eighth in the 100 free at the America East Championships… Part of the 200 free relay teams that set a UMBC record (1:21.71) at the conference meet and a UMBC Natatorium record (1:24.93) against Drexel and Howard… Swam season-best times in the 50 free (21.00), 100 free (46.02) and 100 breast (57.11) at the conference meet… The 100 breast and 50 free times rank fifth and sixth, respectively, on UMBC’s all-time top-10 list… Finished first in the 100 free against Marist.
Background: A four-year All-Central Penn League member and a two-time All-American in the 100 breast… Named Berks County Male Swimmer of the Year in 2009… Won the Pennsylvania State Championship in the 100 breast in 2007.
Personal: Son of Joesph and Stacy Gallagher… Has an older brother, Christopher, who swam in college… Majoring in music technology and hopes to pursue a career in the music recording industry… Born Nov. 28, 1990.