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  • Swimmer at Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics (FORDAZ)
  • in 2008 = 23 DOB: Jan 14, 1985
  • 6' 7" (200.7 cm)
  • Hometown = Reynoldsburg, Ohio
  • in 2008 resides in Tucson, Ariz.
  • former resident of Covington, Ky.
  • Coach = Frank Busch
  • Wikipedia:Adam Ritter
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:

Led the Team with five medals and three gold medals at the 2007 World University Games ... Set Games records in the 200m free, 400m free relay and 800m free relay

World University Games:

2007: Gold, 200m Fr(GR)/400m FR-R/800m FR-R (GR); Silver, 100m FR/400m MR-R

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In 2006 finished eighth in the 100m and 200m free ... took sixth in the 100m free in ====2005====

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2006(Jr): 1, 400y/800y FR-R 7 400y MR-R; 2, 200y IM; 7, 200y FR; 11, 100y FR

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2007(Sr): 1, 200y IM/800y FR-R; 2, 400y FR-R; 3, 200y FR/200y FR-R; 4, 400y MR-R; 5, 100y FR

2007 World Rankings:

33rd, 100m free; 9th, 200m free


Collegiate: 17-time NCAA All-American ... five-time NCAA Champion Collegiate: 2007 Arizona Athlete of the Year High School: Ohio High School State Champion (200y free)


High School: St. Charles Preparatory HS '03 College: Arizona '08 College Major: Civil Engineering

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams

Work as a professional civil engineer with an emphasis on structures

Family, Village, Community

Parents: James and Susan ... father is a financial analyst and mother is a "professional mother" ... James swam at Cincinnati Sibling(s): Younger brother (Kyle) attended Arizona ... younger sister (Erin) is also a swimmer Notable Relative(s): Uncle (Bob Ritter) swam at Cincinnati in the late '70s and was an All- American ... uncle (John Ritter) swam at Miami of Ohio ... uncle (Ron Flerlage) swam at Eastern Kentucky Started Swimming: Age 8 ... "My dad snuck out and signed my brother and I up for the summer league. My mom wanted to wait a few years." Hobbies Outside the Pool: Grilling out, video games, watching movies, enjoying the desert, Cincinnati Bengals football, playing basketball Ultimate Way to Relax: Grilling with my friends on a fall weekend watching football Most Influential Person: His father ..."He's taught me the value of hard work and self motivation and living that example everyday."

Training Notes


Swims 7-10,000 meters per day, 3-4.5 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Was Homecoming King @ Arizona Favorites: Movie: 300 ... TV show: The Office

International Medals

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 800m FR-R; Silver, 400m MED-R; Gold, 400m FR-R; Silver, 100m FR; Gold, 200m FR

Top Times

Event 100m FR 200m FR Best 49.44 1:47.42 Year Aug 07 Aug 07


Swimvitational - 24 Final, 50m FR; 8 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR-R 08 SCSC GP - 27 Final, 50m FR; 20 Final, 100m FR; 15 Final, 200m FR; 24 Final, 100m FL; 19 Final, 200m IM


WUGS - 2 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR-R; 1 Final, 800m FR-R; 2 Final, 400m MED-R SCSC GP - 21 Final, 50m FR; 19 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 400m FR-R; 4 Final, 800m FR-R 2006 SUM NATS - 8 Final, 100m FR; 8 Final, 200m FR NCAA - 11 Final, 100y FR; 7 Final, 200y FR; 2 Final, 200y IM 2005 SUM NATS - 6 Final, 100m FR; 23 Final, 200m FR; 17 Final, 200m IM