AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2013-14
Competed in nine meets in first season as a Triton, including the 2014 PCSC Championships ... Had season best times in the 200 free (1:45.52), 500 free (4:35.68), 1000 free (9:29.45), 1650 free (16:02.45), and 200 fly (1:56.62) at the PCSC Championships.
Competed for Surrey Park Swimming Club from 2004-10.
A 2010 graduate of Camberwell Grammar School in Canterbury, Victoria, Australia ... Accomplished open-water swimmer ... At the 2009 Australian Open Water Championships, won the 16 Year Olds 10-kilometer race and placed third in the five-kilometer race ... Placed third in the 17/18 Year Olds 10K races at the same meet in both 2010 and 2011 ... Also third in the 5K in 2011 ... Finished 11th in the men's 5K at the 2012 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships at Miromar Lake in Fort Myers, Fla.
Born Sept. 8, 1992 in Seattle, Wash. ... Parents are Kevin and Heidi Halson ... Has one younger brother named Michael ... Environmental engineering major at Marshall College ... Would like to work in renewable energy or water conservation after graduating from UCSD ... Most memorable moments in swimming include traveling to the Cayman Islands to compete in open water races, and jumping in the pool after the Tritons won the 2014 PCSC title ... Enjoys surfing.