Mitchell Cooper
Mitchell Cooper
Height: 6-0
Weight: 165
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
High School: South Mecklenburg
Position: IM, Free
Major: Accounting
Parents: Jim & Rebecca

Career Best Times:

1:41.00 200 Free 12/3/2015 Miami Invitational
4:29.57 500 Free 12/4/2014 Miami Invitational
9:38.31 1000 Free 10/24/2015 vs. Birmingham-Southern
15:47.88 1650 Free 12/4/2014 Miami Invitational
22.79 50 Back 12/3/2015 Miami Invitational
49.01 100 Back 12/3/2015 Miami Invitational
1:48.64 200 Back 12/3/2015 Miami Invitational
1:01.34 100 Breast 1/25/2014 vs. Alabama
2:10.66 200 Breast 2/20/2015 Emory Invitational
51.40 100 Fly 1/21/2017 vs. Delta State
1:58.11 200 Fly 1/14/2017 vs. Birm.-Southern
1:48.65 200 IM 12/3/2015 Miami Invitational
3:56.92 400 IM 12/4/2014 Miami Invitational


2014 All-America Honorable Mention
800 Free Relay
All-UAA 400 IM 3rd
800 Free Relay 2nd
CSCAA Scholar All-America

2015 All-America 200 Medley Relay 2nd
400 Medley Relay 2nd
All-America Honorable Mention 400 IM 13th
800 Free Relay 10th
UAA Champion 400 Medley Relay
All-UAA 400 Medley Relay 1st
500 Free 3rd
800 Free Relay 3rd
2016 All-America 200 Medley Relay 3rd
400 Medley Relay 6th
All-America Honorable Mention 200 IM 10th
All-UAA 100 Back 2nd
400 Medley Relay 2nd
200 Medley Relay 3rd
800 Free Relay 3rd
CSCAA Scholar All-America
2017 CSCAA Scholar All-America

Prior to Emory:

Was a four-year member of the South Mecklenburg High School, serving as the team captain from 2012-13... Named to the All-Region Second Team and All-Conference First Team... Was a three-time team Most Valuable Performer... Recorded career-best times of 1:53.38 in the 200 IM, 4:05.24 in the 400 IM, 4:38.97 in the 500 free, 1:43.29 in the 200 free and 52.17 in the 100 back... Helped his team to a third-place finish at the 2013 state championships, and a conference championship in 2013... Was coached by Leslie Berens in high school... Also swam for the Team Charlotte club team.


Born November 11th... Father, Jim, was a track and field and cross country runner at the University of North Carolina, competing at three Olympic Trials... Was a National AP Scholar in 2013.

Why he chose Emory:

"I chose Emory because of the close-knit family atmosphere of the swim team and the great academics that are offered.  I immediately felt like I was a part of the swim team.  The idea that I could get a stellar education and swim for a top-notch program was what really drew me to Emory."