Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
2012-13: Took third in the 1,000 freestyle against NC State (9:43.91) … Registered season-bests in the 500 freestyle (4:40.85), 1,650 freestyle (16:11.18) and the 400 IM (4:05.88) at the Tennessee Invitational.
2011-12: Program record holder in the 500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle, 1,650 freestyle and the 400 IM ... Ended the season by making finals cuts in three events at the ACC Championship ... Picked up an NCAA provisional standard in the 1,650 freestyle, coming in ninth overall at 15:27.34 for Duke's top time of the season ... Also placed 15th in the 500 freestyle (4:30.16) and 17th in the 400 IM (3:56.30) ... Turned in a pair of second-place performances in the 500 freestyle and the 1,000 freestyle in the regular season finale against Clemson ... Registered the program's top time of the season and a new personal best in the 1,000 freestyle against South Carolina and Queens, tapping the wall at 9:32.55 ... Earned top-20 finishes in the 500 freestyle, 1,650 freestyle and the 400 IM at the Nike Cup Invitational.
2010-11: Closed out his sophomore season in record-breaking fashion at the ACC Championships ... Set a school record in the 400 IM with a time of 3:54.07 ... Also established a new school record in the 500 freestyle at 4:26.74 ... took ninth in the 1,650 freestyle, breaking the school record with a time of 15:23.09 while knocking off nearly one minute from his season-opening performance ... Tagged the wall mid-event to break the 1,000 freestyle record as well with a time of 9:18.94 ... Took first in the 1,000 free against Maryland ... Placed second in the 1,650 freestyle in the season opener against UNC Wilmington.
2009-10: Placed second in the 1,000 freestyle in his first collegiate meet ... Season-best finish came against Virginia in the 400 IM with a time of 4:12.13 ... Competed at the ACC Championships in the 500 freestyle, 1,650 freestyle and the 400 IM.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at McIntosh High School ... Four-year all-county team ... Selected to the Georgia all-state team as a junior and senior ... Qualified for sectionals and junior nationals sophomore, junior and senior years ... Took fifth place at the state meet in both the 200 and 500 freestyle as a junior ... Third-fastest in the 500 freestyle at the Georgia state meet as a senior ... Team high point scorer (sophomore and junior) ... Mike Fitzpatrick Student Athlete of the Week in both his junior and senior years ... Four-year member of the Honor Roll ... Member of the Executive Committee of Peer Leaders.
Personal: Born Alexander William Harmon on Ma r.7, 1991 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Walter and Nancy Harmon ... Has one brother, Matthew, and one sister, Sarah ... Sister Sarah played soccer at Maryville College (2005-09) ... Mother Nancy swam at Bucknell (1972-76) ... Uncle Jeff Boswell captained the Duke swim team and was a member of the '73 graduating class ... Cousin Liz Boswell captained the Duke swim team, graduating in '01 ... Aunt Sandy Boswell graduated from Duke ('74) ... A neuroscience major ... Hobbies include reading, playing video games and spending time with friends ... Favorite athlete is Roger Federer.
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