Prep: Four-year letterwinner at New Trier High School ... seven-time All-American ... guided New Trier to state titles as a junior and senior ... swam the lead-off leg of the state champion 200 and 400 freestyle relays his senior season ... the 400 freestyle relay also set a national record with a time of 2:59.76, becoming the first high school relay team to break the three-minute barrier ... the members of the 400 free relay were named the Chicago Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Preps Plus Athletes of the Month in Feb. 2012 ... placed fourth in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 fly at the state meet to earn all-state recognition in four events ... garnered all-state and all-sectional honors in seven events as a junior and senior ... also received all-conference recognition as a sophomore, junior and senior ... also competed on the water polo team for two seasons, receiving first team all-state and all-conference honors ... member of the New Trier Swim Club which captured the NCSA Junior National Boys Team Championship in 2012 ... named to the honor roll all four years.
Personal: Born Samuel Jacobs Skinner on Apr. 15, 1994 in Evanston, Ill. ... son of Samuel and Honey Skinner ... has one brother, William ... hobbies include fishing and golfing ... favorite athlete is Tiger Woods.
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