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

NOTES: Broke his own Danish National Record at this summer's at the Swim England Summer National Meet with a time of 2:00.49... In 2017, he broke the record at the arena Pro Swim Series Santa Clara in a time of 2:01.31... Was crowned the 200 back champion at the Danish Open, touching in with a time of 2:02.43.

2017-18: Took home three individual medals at the America East Championships… Broke former Retriever Mohamed Huessin’s America East record in the 200 back, finishing the race in a time of 1:45.27… Earned a top-place finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:27.81… Finished first in the 100 back, clocking in with a time of 48.55… Was a member of the men’s 200 medley relay team that broke a UMBC and America East record… Also earned gold in the 400 medley and 400 free relays…Also a two-time gold medalist at the ECAC Championships in the 100 and 200 back… Three-time America East Male Swimmer of the Week… Earned All-America East honors… Named to the America East All-Academic team.

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.