Mark Garbowski
Mark Garbowski
Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cherry Hill, N.J.
High School: Cherry Hill West
Position: Mid-Distance Free

2010-11: Placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle and fifth in the 200-yard freestyle event at the America East Championships... Best finish in a dual meet was second against Drexel and Howard in the 200 free... Part of relay teams which placed second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in dual meets against William & Mary as well as against Drexel and Howard.


2009-10: Placed sixth in the 500-yard freestyle and seventh in the 200 and 1,650 free events at the America East Championships… Swam career-best times in the 200 free (1:41.58) and mile (16.15.28) at the conference meet… Also swam a season-best time in the 500 free (4:36.58)… Best finish in the dual meet season was second in the 200 free against Drexel and Howard.


2008-09: Finished seventh in the 500-yard freestyle and eighth in the 200 free at the Patriot Invitational… Placed third in the 200 free against William and Mary… Swam season-best times in the 100 free (47.73), 200 free (1:42.47) and 500 free (4:33.87) at the America East Championships… His 500 free time ranks 10th all-time at UMBC.


Background: Swam at Cherry Hill West High School and was named to All-South Jersey Swim Third Team in 2006, 2007 and 2008 for the 200 freestyle… Named John Bohnanna “Most Courageous Award” recipient in 2007 by the South Jersey Interscholastic Association… Member of the New Jersey state record-holding 200 freestyle relay team in 2008… Voted Best Newcomer at Cherry Hill West for the 2004-05 season… Helped Cherry Hill West to the New Jersey State Championship in 2007.


Personal: Son of Susan and Dennis Garbowski… Has an older brother, Steven… Majoring in financial economics... Born Feb. 15, 1990.