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James Disney-May
James Disney-May

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Surrey, England

High School:
Millfield School

Height:
6-4

Event:
Free

Major:
Economics

2012 Olympian (Great Britain)
2-time NCAA Champion (200 FR, 400 FR)
12-Time All-American
7-Time SEC Champion (200 FR, 200 MR, 400 FR, 800 FR, 400 MR)
2012, 2013 All-SEC First Team
2011, 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Senior Season (2013-14):
Swam in six events at the NCAA Championships (50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 200 Fr, 400 FR, 800 FR)...Won second national title as the second leg of the 400 free relay team (2:48.33)...Swam on the 800 free relay team (6:17.29) that took seventh at the national meet, setting the school record for the second time during the season...Swam as the leadoff on the 800 free relay team, posting the second-best time in the 200 free in school history at 1:34.12...Earned automatic qualifying time sin the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back...Was 14th overall at the national meet in the 100 free (42.84), setting his personal record with a prelim swim of 42.50...Finished 24th in the 100 back at NCAAs (46.71)...Tied for 29th at the national meet in the 50 free (19.65)...Swam on the 200 free relay team that also finished third at NCAAs...Earned four All-America honors...One of four Tigers to make the championship final at the SEC Championships in the 50 free, finishing eighth at 19.69...Set personal record in the 50 free during the prelims at 19.35 at the SEC Championships...Took eighth at SECs in the 100 back, at 47.00...Swam season-best time during prelims of the 100 back at the SEC Championships at 46.67...Swam the second leg of the 400 freestyle relay team that finished first at SECs, posting a split of 42.03...Led off 800 free relay (6:17.36) that finished second at the SEC Championships, setting the school record... Won the 50 free (19.87) against South Carolina on Senior Day...Won the 100 free at back-to-back meets at the Royals Open and LSU...Totaled eight relay wins...Finishes career in the top-10 in Auburn history in the 200 free and 100 back.

Junior Season (2012-13):
Competed in six events in the NCAA Championships (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 200 FR, 200 MR, 400 FR), winning his first national title as the second leg of the 200 free relay team (1:15.48)...Swam a split of 18.87 in that race...Garnered five All-American honors, one for each relay, as well as the 50 and 100 free...Placed seventh in the 50 free with a finals time of 19.58, but swam a faster prelim time of 19.43, a career-best and second-fastest by an AU swimmer in the year...15th in the 100 free (43.37), but a faster prelim time of 43.02 was another collegiate-best...Second-highest finish in the NCAA meet came as the second leg of the 400 free relay (2:50.54), swimming a split of 42.23 and helping the team to a third-place finish...Fourth-place in the 200 medley relay (1:24.45) at NCAAs...Scored points in seven events at the SEC Championships (50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 200 FR, 200 MR, 400 FR, 800 FR)...Finished in the top-ten in six events at SECs, including three titles (200 FR, 200 MR, 400 FR)...Third leg of 400 free relay team (2:50.12)that won SEC title with 'A' cut andfastest time on team for year...Was part of another season-best time in the 800 free relay (6:22.22), also an 'A' cut time that placed third at SECs...Racked up another conference title as the anchor leg of 200 medley relay (1:24.11), good for another 'A' cut time...Last SEC title came in the 200 free relay (1.16.23), swimming a split of 19.28...Placed in the 'B' final of the 50 free (19.88)at SECs, finishing ninth, his second-highest finish in that event of SECs...Finished sixth in the 200 free (1:35.88), but swam a prelim time of 1:35.79, good for an NCAA 'B' cut time, a personal-best and second-best on the team...Swam third-best 100 backtime (48.53)for Auburnagainst Texas A&M, second-best of career...Totaled event wins against Alabama (200 free), LSU (200 free), Kentucky (100 back)and Texas A&M (100 back)...Named 2013 All-SEC First Team.

2012 London Olympics

Competed for Great Britain in the 4x100 freestyle relay ... Helped team to a 12th-place finish in the preliminaries in 3:17.08 ... Swam a 48.99 on the third leg of the relay.

Sophomore Season (2011-12)
Qualified for 2012 London Olympics, swimming for host Great Britain ... Earned his spot in London with a 49.48 in the 100 freestyle at the 2012 British Gas Swimming Championships in March ... Earned three All-America honors at 2012 NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash. ... Helped 400 free relay team to runner-up finish (2:50.34) ... Swam leadoff leg of 800 free relay that finished 12th (6:27.92) ... Earned first individual All-America honor with 16th-place finish in 200 freestyle (1:36.05) ... Also swam in two other events, finishing 22nd in 50 free (19.74) and 25th in 100 free (43.56) ... Helped three relay teams to titles at 2012 SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Swam second leg on winning 400 FR (2:51.66) and 800 FR (6:20.63) ... Anchored the winning 400 medley relay (3:08.36) ... Earned the bronze medal in the 200 freestyle in a season-best 1:35.03 ... Advanced to championship finals in 50 free (19.62 - 7th) and 100 free (43.38 - 5th) ... Won 100 free in dual meets with Georgia and Florida ... Part of winning relay teams in dual meets with LSU, Georgia, Texas and Florida ... Also won two relays at Georgia Fall Invitational ... Named to 2012 All-SEC First Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman Season (2010-11)
Qualified for 2011 World Championships as part of Great Britain's team ... Was part of Auburn's NCAA Championships team ... Swam in the 800 freestyle relay at NCAA Championships, but the Auburn team was disqualified ... Competed throughout the fall season before illness sidelined him for much of the spring; was able to return for the Bulldog Invitational in late February and earned his way onto NCAA Championship team ... Top times in the 50 free (20.20), 100 free (43.54), 200 free (1:36.10) - all NCAA `B' cuts - came at Bulldog Invitational ... Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Pre-College
Age group record holder in the 100m free ... Two-time British youth champion in the 50m and 100m free ... Attended the prestigious boarding school, Millfield School, in Somserset, England ... Represented Great Britain at the European Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland ... Made the finals in the 100 free and was a member of the second-place finishing 400m free relay.

Personal
Son of Gavin and Jane Disney-May... Has a sister, Georgina ... Major is economics.

Disney-May's Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
50 freestyle 19.35 2/19/14 SEC Championships
100 freestyle
42.50r 3/29/14 NCAA Championships
200 freestyle
1:34.12 3/28/14 NCAA Championships
100 backstroke 46.77 2/21/14 SEC Championships
200 backstroke 1:51.75 10/20/12 LSU
Disney-May's Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
50 freestyle 22.80 2012 British Gas Swimming Champ.
100 freestyle
49.48 2012 British Gas Swimming Champ.
200 freestyle 1:53.40 2012 Charlotte Ultraswim