Men's Swimming & Diving

    Reed Malone
    Reed  Malone


    Winnetka, Ill.

    High School:
    New Trier





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    THIS SEASON: Reed Malone, a 2017 senior co-captain -- USC’s first ever three-time captain -- and a career five-time All-American, is one of the top middle distance freestylers in the country and a U.S. National teamer. He is the Pac-12’s defending champion in the 200y and 500y free and figures to challenge for Pac-12 and NCAA crowns in both races again while remaining an integral part of USC's 800y free relay. He is part of USC's school record in the 800y free relay and is among Troy's all-time top 10 in the 100y, 200y and 500y free.

    2016: Malone was a two-time All-American and two-time Pac-12 champion as a 2016 junior. At the 2016 NCAAs, Malone was third in the 500y free (4:12.55) – for the second year in a row -- and fifth in the 200y free (1:32.54), posting a PR in his first NCAA A final in the event. He also swam the 100y free, finishing 44th (43.94) and was on USC’s ninth-place 800y free relay. At the 2016 Pac-12s, Malone turned in his best performance to date, capturing titles in the 200y (1:33.08) and 500y free (4:11.80, .50 off his PR) while also reaching the final of the 100y free, finishing eighth (43.71). He anchored USC’s second-place 800y free relay that just missed a title … Malone won the 200y free, finished second in the 500y free and swam on USC’s meet-clinching 200y free relay in USC’s upset of Cal in its first win over the Bears since 2000 … At the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, Malone was 10th in the 400m free (3:50.73, 0.21 out of the final) and 15th in the 200m free (1:48.85).

    2015: Malone had another big year as a 2015 sophomore, earning a pair of All-American honors and helping USC to a combined three NCAA- and Pac-12-winning relays. At the 2015 NCAA Championships, Malone finished a career best third in the 500y free (4:11.94), but his most impressive swim came during his anchor leg of USC's repeat win in the 800y free relay. USC trailed North Carolina State by 0.57 when Malone started his leg and by 0.61 with 100 yards to go. Malone closed the gap to 0.07 with 50 left, passed the Wolfpack anchor on the final turn and USC won by 0.84. Malone's 1:31.59 split was a relay best. Malone also swam in the 100y (26th) and 200y free (22nd) individually ... At the 2015 Pac-12s, he took second in the 500y free (4:11.30), finishing 0.05 behind teammate and winner Cristian Quintero. He then took fourth in the 200y free (1:34.44) after a 1:34.01 in prelims and was sixth in the 100y free (43.03, 42.97 in prelims). Malone also helped USC defend its titles in the 400y and 800y free relays ... Malone represented the U.S. at the 2015 World Championships and helped the U.S. win silver in the 800m free relay. He swam the leadoff leg in prelims and the third leg in the final ... Malone also swam for the U.S. at the World University Games, winning gold in the 200m free (1:47.15) and bronze in the 400m free (3:50.13), on the same day ... Malone earned 2015 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors.

    2014: Malone was part of USC's NCAA and Pac-12 titles in the 800y free relay as a 2014 freshman. In addition to the relay title at the NCAAs, Malone scored individually with a 14th-place finish in the 500y free (4:16.85). He was also 29th in the 200y free (1:35.65) and 37th in the 200y fly (1:47.15) ... At the 2014 Pac-12s, Malone was a two-time finalist, finishing second (behind teammate Cristian Quintero) in the 500y free (4:12.66) and sixth in the 200y free (1:35.17). He was also 13th in the 200y fly (1:47.70). He swam third on Troy's Pac-12 title in the 800y free relay which set a school record (6:12.54) ... At the 2014 U.S. Summer Nationals, Malone posted a pair of top 4 finishes. He was third in the 200m free (1:47.71) and fourth (3:49.67) in the 400m free ... He represented the U.S. at the 2014 Pan Pacs, taking 11th in the prelims of the 200m free (1:47.95) and 12th in the prelims of the 400m free (3:51.60), but did not swim in the `B' final of either event.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Malone, who attended New Trier High in Winnetka, Ill., was a 2013 U.S. Open finalist in the 400m free and won the event at the 2013 U.S. Junior Nationals. He was also second in the 200m fly at junior nationals and fifth in the 100m fly ... He was the Illinois state champion in the 200y IM as well as the 200y and 400y free relays (setting a national prep record in the latter) and was a member of the 2012 U.S. National Junior team. He was second at the state finals in the 500y free ... At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, Malone was 17th in the 400m free and also swam in the 100m and 200m free and the 200m fly ... Was a 400m free finalist at the 2011 FINA Junior World Championships.

    CLUB/COACH: New Trier Swim Club/Andrew Hodgson.

    PERSONAL: He was born April 3, 1995 and is majoring in psychology.


    Event Time
    100-yard free42.97
    200-yard free1:32.54
    500-yard free4:11.30