On April 12th, Morristown-Beard School senior Ryan Waters ’17 of Basking Ridge officially signed a Letter of Intent to swim for the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland next year.

Waters is the most decorated swimmer in Morristown-Beard School history. He earned All-America honors for swimming and holds state championships in both the 200 freestyle (2017) and the 500 freestyle (2016 and 2017).  He also led the MBS boys swim team to the NJISAA Prep B title this winter — the team’s first Prep crown in 23 years!  At the Prep Meet, Waters shattered records in both the 200 and 500 yard freestyle, and also helped the 200 free relay team improve on their School record. 

At this year’s Morris County Meet, Waters also made history — winning a pair of gold medals in the 400 freestyle and 200 freestyle, and setting School and Meet records in both events. He was also a part of the Crimson’s 200 freestyle relay team which finished second in Morris County in a time of 1:39.95. It was the second time in a week that the team had lowered a School record that stood since 1996.

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In addition to his many impressive accomplishments in the pool, Waters serves as MBS Student Government Association President, a Peer Leader, and contributed more than 100 hours of community service last year.

He plans to study political science at the U.S. Naval Academy.