Sophomore: As a sophomore, Young was the fastest Cardinal in the 100-butterfly and the 100-backstroke at the BIG EAST Championships where he placed 4th in the 100-butterfly in 47.99 and 2nd in the 100-backstroke in 48.75, earning recognition as an All BIG EAST performer. Young swam backstroke as the lead leg of the 400-medley relay that finished 1st at BIG EAST. Young also swam faster in his 100-backstroke on the relay where he went 48.18 setting a personal best time. At the Purdue Invite, he was champion in the 100- backstroke swimming a 48.63. In the 100-butterfly , he was the second fastest Cardinal swimming to 2nd place at 48.64. He also swam the backstroke lead leg in the 200-medley relay that finished 1st where he went 23.28. Young qualified to swim at the Charlotte UltraSwim where he swam the 50-meter butterfly in 26.17, the 50-meter backstroke in 28.05, the 50-meter freestyle in 25.01, the 100-meter butterfly in 59.71, the 100-meter backstroke in 1:00.41, and the 100-meter freestyle in 54.90. Young was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Freshman: In his first year as a Cardinal, Young had several breakout performances at the BIG EAST Championships. In the 100-fly, he swam a time of 47.62, which was the best among the Cards in the same event. On the same day, he competed in the 100-back where he set a personal best of 48.63 in the 100-free he swam a time of 44.59. Aaron's time in the 100-fly qualified him for a national B-cut. In the fall, Young had a good showing at the Tennessee Invite with a sixth and seventh place finish in the 100-fly and 100-back, respectively. In the dual meet against Xavier, Young won the 100-back, placed fifth in the 100-fly, and was part of the 200-medley relay that placed second.
Prep: Aaron Young comes
to Louisville from Hillsboro (Oregon)
High School and the
Tualatin Hills Swim Club
under the tutelage of Linck
Bergen. A three-time high
school All-American and
USA Swimming Scholastic All-American,
Young ranked at the top of his class at
Hillsboro High School. The backstroke and
butterfly specialist was also the Oregon 5A
high school state champion in the 50- and
100-yard freestyle events at the 2010 championships.
He made two USA Swimming
National Cuts and is a five-time individual
state champion. He took first in the 100-
back at the 2011 Western Section Meet.
Chosen as his high school team's MVP
three straight years, he holds the 100-back
Oregon State record for 15-16 year olds.
Young chose Louisville over Ohio State
Personal: Son of Kevin and
Jackie Arnold. Born Dec. 10, 1993. Major