Colin McNamara
Colin McNamara
Height: 6-1
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Phoenixville, Pa.
High School: Great Valley
Events: Fly/Sprint

JUNIOR (2016-2017): Left the Centennial Conference Championship with a silver medal in the 200 fly (1:54.43) in which teammate James Callaghan won the gold, making the duo the first in Ursinus to do so in a championship meet ... Was part of a program-best showing in the 200 free relay that earned fourth place (1:25.43) before breaking another program in the 400 medley relay that claimed fourth (3:28.27) ... Finished 13th in the 50 free with a time of 21.80 ... Placed fifth in the 200 medley relay (1:35.04) and earned seventh in the 100 fly (52.45) ... Set new Ursinus records as part of the 400 medley relay squad (3:28.27) and the 200 free relay (1:25.43) while tying the program record in the 200 medley relay (1:35.04)

SOPHOMORE (2015-2016): Swam in the 200 free relay at the Centennial Conference Championship, winning fifth place (1:25.71) and setting a new program record ... Also earned fifth as part of the 200 medley relay team (1:35.63) ... Earned eighth place in the 100 fly (53.03) and finished fifth in the 200 fly (1:56.85) 

FRESHMAN (2014-2015): Earned fourth place as part of the 200 medley relay at the Centennial Conference Championship (1:26.85) and took 12th in the 400 medley relay (3:35.74) ... Finished 16th in his first individual race at the CCs, the 100 fly (53.89) ... Placed eighth in the 200 fly (2:00.74) before helping the Bears finish fifth in the 400 free relay (3:12.19)

Before Ursinus: Owns the current school record in the 4x100 free relay at Great Valley High School ... Was also a two-time YMCA short course national qualifier 

Personal: Born August 15, 1995 ... Son of Bill and Jeane McNamara ... Has two siblings, Maggie (18) and Sean (14) ... Father swam and played soccer collegiately at Millersville ('83) ... Biology and Neuroscience major ... Spanish minor ... Other on-capmus activities include: Senior Admissions Fellow, Honors Research, Tour Guide, WVOU DJ, PASS Instructor, Brownback-Anders Premedical Society

Why Ursinus? Ursinus had everything I was looking for. It had the academics, the close-knit community, and the kind of swim team I wanted. Everything about Ursinus just seemed to click for me. During my time here, I have realized that all of that comes from the people: the students, faculty, and staff here at Ursinus are who make this school special. The people here love the school, love what they do, and help make each and every day great.


  • Winter Academic All-Centennial Team (2016-2017) 
  • All-Centennial Conference Honorable Mention (2016-2017)