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1986 Boys Swimming & Diving Team

The Patriots won the National Boys Prep Team Champions for the 1985-1986 season. Every year, Swimming World Magazine compares the nation’s top 12 scholastic times in every event and provides corresponding scores, similar to a meet.

The Patriots also went undefeated in the Inter-Ac League and finished second at the Easterns Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championship Meet. At Easterns, Dave Wharton '87 earned two national prep school records, one in the 200-yard individual medley (1:48.23) and the other in the 500-yard freestyle (4:22.48). GA’s 400-yard freestyle relay (Wharton, Mike Peterson ’86, Rob Montgomery ’86, Paul Fisch '86) finished first at Easterns with a time of 3:07.15.

Wharton finished his career at GA by posting four individual school records and two national prep school records. After GA, he attended the University of Southern California where he was the Most Valuable Swimmer for four straight years, a four-time All-American in 21 events, the NCAA Athlete of the Year in 1989, the NCAA Swimmer of the year in 1988 and 1989 and the top U.S. Swimming Performer of the Year for three straight years. He has made numerous appearances in the Pan-Pacific Games, the World Championships and the Goodwill Games, and was a member of the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Teams. In the 1988 Olympics, Wharton won a silver medal in the 400-meter IM.

Montgomery went on to winning an open water national championship.

All-Americans: Dave Wharton '87, Mark Sermarini '86, Michael Walter ’88, Christopher Lalor '86, Paul Fisch '86, Rob Montgomery '86, Robert Ripper '86.

Kevin Berkoff '88
Michael Brown '91
Kenneth Dunlap '89
Paul Fisch '86 (captain)
Francis Gray '89
James Gray '88
Robert Herb '86
Gregory Indrisano '88
Joseph Johnson '87
Michael Johnson '88
Douglas Kobak '86
Christopher Lalor '86
David Lawson '89
Dennis Ledwith '89
Christopher Lucas '88
Jonathan Molod '88
Robert Montgomery '86
Keith Nering
Christian Peterson '89
Michael Peterson '86
Peter Peterson '89
Thomas Petrilli '91
Robert Ripper '86
Dawson Rorick '90
Todd Sager '86
Erik Sermarini '88 
Mark Sermarini '86
Michael Walter '88
Kurt Wetzel '88
David Wharton '87
M. Brett Wilson '87

Richard Shoulberg 1760
Robert Pugh ’81

Terri Colton '86
Tamara Gross '86
Erin Stanton '89
Elisabeth Uffner '88