Alexander Gliese
Alexander Gliese
Year: Junior
Hometown: Columbia, Md.
High School: Long Reach
Position: Back

NOTES: Broke the Danish National Record by .06 seconds in the 200 back at the arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara, clocking in at 2:01.31... Was crowned the 200 back champion at the Danish Open, touching in with a time of 2:02.43.

2016-17: Two-time champion at the ECAC Championships in the 100 back with a time of 48.16 and 200 back with 1:44.73… Set his personal best at the CCSA Championships where he was a champion in the 200 back with a time of 1:44.59 and a two-time finalist, placing second in the 100 back with a time of 47.90 and third place in the 500 free with a time of 4:26.72.

2015-16: Made a big splash during his first season as a Retriever, winning gold at both the ECAC Championships and the Danish Open in the 200 backstroke... Clocked in with a time of 1:45.38 at the ECAC Championships, after taking fourth at the CCSA Championships in 1:46.19... Also placed fifth in Athens with times of 48.94 (100 back) and 15:57.13 (1,650 free) at the championships... CCSA All-Academic Team... CSCAA Scholar All-American. 

Background: Named Scholastic All-American in 2014… Earned the Howard County Good Sport Award, as well as being named Maryland Long Course 16 Year Old Male Swimmer of the Year.

Personal: Son of Marian and Ulrik Gliese… Has one sibling, Sara… Lists favorite food as sushi… Plans on majoring in mechanical engineering.