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Aaron Guo
Aaron Guo
Year: So.
Hometown: Markham, Ontario, Canada
High School: Bayview Secondary School
Position: Free, Fly, IM

Career Best Marks

Event

Time

100-yard Freestyle

47.73

200-yard Freestyle

1:41.85

500-yard Freestyle

4:36.50

1,000-yard Freestyle

9:29.01*

1,650-yard Freestyle

15:43.68*

50-yard Backstroke

24.75

100-yard Backstroke

51.05

200-yard Backstroke

1:49.69

100-yard Butterfly

52.05

200-yard Butterfly

1:50.19

100-yard IM

57.88

400-yard IM

4:01.49

 

* = school record

 

Career:

  • At the end of the 2016-17 season, owns two school records in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:29.01) and the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:43.68)

2017-18:

  • UAA All-Academic Team

2016-17:

  • All-American in the 1,650-yard freestyle (12th, 15:43.68); 400-yard IM (15th, 4:03.00) and the 800-yard freestyle relay (15th, 6:45.22)
  • Set new school records in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:29.01) and the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:43.68)
  • NCAA qualifier in the 800-yard freestyle relay
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American

Personal:

  • Major: Economics
  • UChicago activities: UChicago Prospective Student Activity Council Representative, Co-Founder of Base 15 Admissions Consulting
  • Participated in four years of swimming in high school
  • Four-time Canadian Age Group National medalist, Canadian National Age Group Record holder in 200 medley relay
  • Competed in 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials in 200m butterfly, 400m freestyle and 1500m freestyle
  • Markham Mayor's Youth Award for outstanding community service/involvement, Markham Spirit Award, Established venture "AquaRestore" which seeks to restore hydrophobic qualities of technical swimwear to alleviate exorbitant costs associated with competition swimwear 
  • Placed top 6 at DECA Ontario Provincials for Entrepreneurship Innovation Plan, Google Start-Up Weekend Runner-Up
  • Qualified and competed in the Ontario Math Olympics in Windsor, placed on the distinguished honor roll (top 1% in the world) in the American Math Contest 12, scored the 12th highest score in Canada, while qualifying for the American Invitational Mathematics Examination
  • First place at Markham Music Festival (piano) in 2013
  • Recipient of the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP) 
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Treasurer (2015) and Training Coordinator (2014), Marketing Director at Bayview's Entrepreneurship Club