The Emory University swimmer on Team USA is a huge fan of mathematical applications.
In addition to being the first Olympic swimmer from Division III, Wilson is the first to represent Emory University in the Olympics.
A Wilson Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
After competing on the international arena, not many Olympians go on to Oxford University to acquire their master’s in mathematical modelling and scientific computing.
But academics have always been a strong suit for Andrew Wilson. His post-Olympics plan involves returning to Emory University to finish his degree.
The 27-year-old swimmer had a 3.96 GPA and double majored in applied math at Emory. Wilson was one of the worst swimmers on the team when he first got there.
What’s his Secret to Success? Constant work and Guidance from a Master Coach.
I don’t think there’s any secret to swimming; Wilson said it plainly: “If you put in the time and effort, you’ll get results.”
Coach Jon Howell, who has been at Emory for 24 years, says that Wilson went from being a good swimmer to someone who could “knock on the international stage” during his tenure with the team. What Wilson lacked in natural skill, according to Howell, he made up for with his desire.
Howell has observed that whenever Andrew experiences adversity, “he concentrates on what went wrong and to attempt to go forward to do better.”
He then joined a post-graduate squad at UGA and began training in Athens. The path that Wilson has taken to the Olympics is not just unusual, but also unprecedented. He is Emory’s first Olympian swimmer and the first athlete from a Division III school to make the U.S. Olympic team.
Wilson’s interest in the Olympics is relatively new compared to those of the other squad members, but he still intends to give it his all.
He went on to say that he believes any youngster that swims in summer league and watches the Olympics thinks, “man, that would be so awesome,” and has an Olympic dream. There was a very slim chance that I would ever reach that destination, but I accepted that reality with realism and acceptance.
For Wilson, the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 will mark the end of his athletic career before he heads off to Oxford.
This next Saturday, July 24th, Wilson will compete in the 100 and 200 metre breaststroke events.
Her Time at the Olympics
- Previously a member of the Olympic team (2020)
- This will be the sixth Olympic Games, held in Tokyo in 2020. (100-meter breaststroke)
A Taste of the World Championships
- In 2019, they won silver in the 4×100 medley relay and the mixed 4×100 medley relay, and they were sixth overall (100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke)
- Participation Years: 2019
- Two medals for this team! (2 silvers)
- In 2019 Silver will be worth: (4×100 medley relay, mixed 4×100 medley relay)
Her Personal History, in Part:
He was the first swimmer from Division III to make the Olympic team, and he went to one of the best boarding schools in the country in Massachusetts, where he excelled at both swimming and water polo.
His sister swam for Northwestern, and his mother competed in gymnastics there.
He is an avid enthusiast of automobiles and the band Hoobastank.