Position
Breaststroke
Height
6'3
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Plymouth, England
Major
Business Administration
High School
Plymouth College

SENIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Started season with a fourth place finish in the 100 breaststroke against Pitt and Virginia … Earned his first victory of the year in the 100 breast  at SMU, setting a pool record in the process … Claimed second in the ‘B’ Final of the 100 breast at the Art Adamson Invitational … Took fourth in the 200 breast against Georgia … Part of the 200 yard medley relay team that upset Texas A&M on his senior day … Capped off season at the SEC Championships, finishing 16th overall in the 100 breast, and jumped to third on the all-time list with a time of 53.33 … Also finished 25th overall in the 200 breast with a time of 1:57.44, slotting into sixth on the all-time list.

JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)
Took third and fourth in the 100 and 200 breast respectively in the home meet against Auburn … Swam the third leg for the 200 free relay squad at the Art Adamson Invite … Took first in the ‘B’ final of the 200 breast and helped to garner fourth and sixth place in the 200 and 400 medley relays, respectfully … Finished second in the ‘D’ final of the 50 free at the Art Adamson Invite … Tallied two seventh-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breast against Alabama … Swam the third leg of the 200 free relay to finish fourth overall against Texas A&M … Tied for 30th and 31st place in the 200 and 100 breast at the SEC Championships.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16)
Finished the 50 free in 20.51 for a personal best at SEC Championships … Tallied finishes of 28th in the 200 breast, 30th in the 100 breast and 35th in the 50 free at conference championships … Touched the wall fifth in the 100 breast and seventh in the 200 breast against Texas A&M … In the Tigers’ tri-meet against Kentucky and Virginia Tech, finished fifth overall in the 100 breast and seventh overall in the 200 breast … Earned a third place finish in the ‘C’ final of the 100 breast and 200 breast at midseason … Dominated the breaststroke events in the Tigers’ victory over SMU with second place in the 100 breast and third in the 200 breast … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
Developed over the course of the season and reached the final of the 100 and 200 breaststroke at Southeastern Conference Championships … Set the 10th-fastest 200 breast time at SEC’s … Finished fourth in the ‘C’ final of the 100 breast and 200 breast at conference championships … Made a splash at the Texas A&M Invite by finishing eighth in the consolation final of the 100 breast and first in the bonus final of the 200 breast … Finished third in the 100 breast and 200 breast in the first dual meet of his career against Florida … Also finished third in the 100 breast and 200 breast in the win over SMU … Finished fourth in the 100 breast against Tennessee … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A part of a national championship team for seven straight years beginning in 2007 … Owns four international caps for Great Britain … Won gold in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:03.79) and earned silver in the 50 meter-breast (29.23) at the British Championships … Finished first in the 50-meter breast (29.17) at the World School Games in Brasilia, Brazil … Placed seventh in the 200-meter breast (2:17.14) at the European Junior Championships … Coached by Jon Rudd.

PERSONAL
Born on June 8, 1996 … Parents are Matthew and Louisa Ackland … Has one sister – Imogen … Majoring in general business.

Ackland’s Top Times
50 free – 20.51 2016 SEC Championships
100 free – 48.28 2017 Art Adamson Invitational
100 breast – 53.33 2018 SEC Championships
200 breast – 1.57.44 2018 SEC Championships

Ackland’s Top 17-18 Times
50 free – 20.68 SEC Championships
100 free – 48.28 Art Adamson Invitational
100 breast – 53.33 SEC Championships
200 breast – 1:57.44 SEC Championships

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