Swimmer David Harmon was recently named Archbishop Spalding’s athlete of the month, following a strong showing at the Winter Junior National Championship.
According to the Archbishop Spalding Facebook page, Harmon excels in the pool as well as in the classroom. He juggles five AP courses while remaining one of the top swimmers in the state. He also volunteers his time in the community.
Harmon is currently a senior at Archbishop Spalding and will swim at Dartmouth next year. He recently competed in Winter Junior National Championship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he swam in the 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly, 500-meter freestyle.
The 17-year-old from Severna Park has been swimming competitively for about eight years and recently told Patch he enjoys the challenge of being responsible for his own success.
“I used to play lacrosse, and it was kind of like if the team did bad, one person was blamed with the entire weight of the team,” Harmon said. “Swimming is not like that. When you see your name as first place and record holder—it is your name and not the team name. So it is kind of a different recognition than team sports.”