Joe Patching
Joe  Patching

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ascot, England

High School:
Plymouth College

Event:
Backstroke/IM

6-time All-American (100 back, 200 back, 200 MR, 400 MR, 800 FR)
All-SEC Second Team (2015)
Two-time SEC Swimmer of the Week (11/4/14, 11/18/14)
Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week

Sophomore Season (2014-15):
Earned four All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, including first team selections in the 200 back, 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay ... Qualifed for the NCAA Championships with an automatic qualifying time in the 200 back ... Placed eighth overall in the 200 back with a personal-best time of 1:40.16 ... Swam the leadoff leg on Auburn's 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay teams that placed fifth and seventh, resepectively ... Just missed picking up return swims in the 100 back and 200 IM ... Collected first career individual medal at the SEC Championships with a third-place finish in the 200 IM with a time of 1:43.16, the second-best time in school history ... Touched in a 1:40.16 to take third in the 200 back at the SEC Championships with the third-fastest swim in school history ... Placed fourth in the 100 back at the league meet with a time of 46.36 ... Posted a 46.08 in the 100 back prelims at the SEC meet, the eighth-best time in school history ... Swam as the anchor on the 800 free relay team that earned silver and set the school record in the event (6:15.14) at the SEC Championships ... Helped Auburn's men take third in the 200 medley relay at the SEC meet by clocking a 3:06.01 ... Held the team's fastest time in three different events (100 back, 200 back, 200 IM) ... Turned in a personal best time of 3:50.24 in the 400 IM at the Georgia Invitational ... Led Auburn's swimmers with 12 individual wins during the season ... Tripled with wins in the 200 back, 200 free and 400 IM against Alabama and LSU ... Logged five wins in the 200 IM and four more in the 200 back ... Earned SEC Swimmer of the Week honors, twice, during the regular season.

Freshman Season (2013-14):
Made his first career appearance at the NCAA Championships, competing in the 100 back, 200 back, 200 IM and 200 medley relay... Earned first career individual All-America selection, placing 11th overall in the 200 back ... with a time of 1:40.67, the eighth-best time in school history... Narrowly missed the final in the 200 IM, swimming a personal best of 1:43.94 to take 18th overall ...Was 22nd overall at the NCAA Championships in the 100 back at 46.53, posting the sixth-best time in school history...Swam the leadoff leg of the 200 medley relay that took third overall at the NCAA Championships (1:23.87), splitting a 21.68 ...Won the consolation final, finishing ninth overall in the 100 back at the SEC Championships...Also won the consolation final in te 200 IM to score 20 points, finishing ninth...Took 10th at the SEC Championships in the 200 back at 1:43.57 as Auburn's top-finisher ...Qualifed for the NCAA Championships with first career NCAA automatic qualifying time in the 200 back at the Auburn Invitational ... Earned NCAA 'B' cuts in the 100 back and 200 IM...Finished second at Florida in the 200 IM in the final road dual meet of the season ...Competed in six events during the season (200 free, 100 back, 200 back, 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM) ... Posted a team-high 11 individual wins in five different events ...Won the 200 free and 200 back at LSU...Registed five dual meet wins in the 200 back, including in first career competition at the Notre Dame Tri-Meet ... Earned the SEC Men's Freshman of the Week honors, three times.

Pre-College:
Ranked as the No. 13 overall recruit in the class of 2013 by CollegeSwimming.com ... Represented Great Britain at the European Junior Championships in Antwerp, Belgium winning gold in the 200m backstroke and helping the Great Britain's 4x100 medley relay team to a bronze medal finish ... Owns three British age group records in the backstroke events.

Patching's Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
200 freestyle
1:36.20r 12/6/14 Georgia Invitational
100 back 46.08 2/20/15 SEC Championships
200 back 1:40.16 3/28/15 NCAA Championships
200 fly 1:51.35 2/1/14 South Carolina
200 IM 1:43.16 2/18/15 SEC Championships
400 IM 3:50.24 12/6/14 Georgia Invitational
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