Won three CAA titles, two on relays ... Conference champion in the 100 fly, swimming NCAA provisional times in both prelims and finals ... Broke the school record with his finals time of 47.83 seconds ... Also topped the podium as part of W&M's gold-medal 200 and 400 medley relays ... Finished second overall as part of the 200 free relay ... Was the bronze-medalist in the 100 back, swimming NCAA provisional times in both races including 48.09 in the finals ... Also had an NCAA-qualifying time in the prelims of the 200 back at 1:45.27, which was the school record for about six hours ... Finished fourth overall in the finals of the 200 back ... Ranked fourth on the team for the season with 259.25 points and nine victories ... At the Hokie Fall Invitational, finished third in the 200 back ... Also won the consolation finals of both the 100 back and the 100 fly.
Earned all-conference honors as part of W&M's second-place 200 medley relay ... Broke the Tribe's school and freshman records in the 200 back, timing 1:46.08 in the prelims ... Performance was also an NCAA provisional qualifier ... Went on to finish third overall for another All-CAA nod ... Also set the freshman record in the 100 fly, swimming 48.97 for 11th overall in the finals of the event ... Held the freshman record in the 100 back briefly, finishing fourth int he event in 48.51 seconds ... Finished 10th in the 200 back at the Hokie Fall Invitational ... Also a C finalist in the 100 back and the 200 IM ... Won the bonus heat in the 100 back to finish 17th overall ... Finished 19th overall in the 200 IM ... Won four races total, including the first of his career in the 200 back against Towson.
At Orange County
USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... Earned two podium finishes at the 2012 Virginia AAA state championships ... Second in the 100 fly and third in the 100 back ... Won the region title in the 100 back each of the past three years, despite moving up to the state's highest classification as a senior ... Four-time district champ in the 100 back ... Named Swimmer of the Year by the Free Lance Star in 2012 ... Part of the FLS all-area team in 2010, 2011, and 2012 ... Swimmer of the Year for the Jefferson District in 2010 ... Swam for the Battlefield Area Star Swimmers club under Kevin McHaney ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Son of Terry and Karen Barden ... Enjoys rollercoasters and watching sports.