THIS SEASON: One of the team's top swimmers and hardest workers, 2010 senior James Martin is in his second year as a co-captain. A two-time Pac-10 finalist, Martin is after his first trip to the NCAA Championships. He is among USC's top backstrokers and medley swimmers.
2009: Martin, as a 2009 junior, posted a career-best seventh in the Pac-10 Championship final of the 400y IM in a personal best 3:47.16. Also at the Pac-10s, he was 14th in the 200y back (1:46.52) and 18th in the 200y IM (1:47.41). His prelim time of 1:44.59 in the 200y back was a personal best and USC's top time of the season (as was his 400y IM mark).
2008: Martin, as a 2008 sophomore, was one of only two Trojans to reach a final at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships, taking eighth in the 400y IM (3:52.80). He was also 11th in the 200y back (1:46.75) and 19th in the 200y IM (1:49.16) ... At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, Martin was 47th in the 200m back (2:06.32).
2007: Martin competed in three events at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships as a freshman. He was 12th in the 200y back (1:48.41), 14th in the 400y IM (3:59.41) and 19th in the 200y IM (1:51.13). All three times were season bests for Martin, whose medley times made him the second fastest Trojan on the year in both races.
HIGH SCHOOL: Martin prepped at Crescenta Valley High in La Crescenta, Calif., where he was a three-time All-American and earned All-CIF honors as a senior ... At the 2006 U.S. National Championships he was 42nd in the 200m back.
CLUB: California Aquatics.
PERSONAL: He was born on May 5, 1988.
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