THIS SEASON: Junior Chad Bobrosky is a top-flight freestyler who followed his NCAA scoring debut as a freshman with an All-American relay honor as a sophomore. A Canadian national teamer, Bobrosky can be plugged in in almost any freestyle event, but is particularly strong in the 200y and 500y free. Also strong in the back, he is also a key member of USC's 800y free relay.
2013: Bobrosky earned his first career All-American honor by swimming the third leg on USC's school-record-setting and third-place 800y free relay at the 2013 NCAA Championships. He competed individually in three races, finishing 28th in the 200y free (1:35.89), 29th in the 200y back (1:43.51) and 39th in the 500y free (4:22.32) ... Bobrosky repeated as a Pac-12 finalist in the 500y free, finishing eighth (4:27.32), and made his first appearance in the 200y free final, taking fifth (1:35.57). He was also 14th in the 200y back (1:46.65) ... He was seventh in the 200y free at the 2012 U.S. Winter Nationals (1:35.92) and was a `B' finalist in the 500y free and 200y back. He earned 2013 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors.
2012: Bobrosky scored individually at the 2012 NCAA Championships as a freshman with his 11th-place finish in the 500y free (4:17.52). He was also 17th in the 200m free (1:35.47) and competed on the 800y free relay, which was in position for a top 4 finish before it was disqualified for a lane line infraction ... At the 2012 Pac-12 Championships, he was a finalist in the 500y free, taking fifth (4:19.13), and was 11th in the 200y free (1:36.39) and 17th in the 200y back (1:46.55). He also helped USC to second in the 800y free relay ... Bobrosky was a three-time finalist at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials in the 200m free (second), 400m free (second) and the 200m back (sixth).
HIGH SCHOOL: Bobrosky prepped at Bishop Carroll Senior High in Calgary, Canada. In the 2011 summer, he represented Canada at the 2011 World Championships, taking 27th in the 200m free (1:49.01) and swimming the third leg of Canada's 10th-place 4x200m free relay. He earned his World Championships berth (as the youngest member of Canada's men's national team) by taking second in the 200m free (1:49.34) at the Canadian World Championship Trials. Bobrosky also competed at the FINA World Juniors in Lima, Peru, where he won the 200m free (1:49.13) ... He was also a member of the Canadian Youth Olympic team in 2010 and was the Rookie of the Meet at his first senior national meet in 2008 ... Bobrosky is an accomplished triathlete who has won many provincial age group events and has also run cross country.
CLUB/COACH: Cascade Swim Club/Wendy Johnson.
BROBOSKY'S PERSONAL RECORDS
PERSONAL: Bobrosky was born on Jan. 1, 1993.