Mia Syme
Mia Syme
Year: So.
Hometown: Seattle, WA
High School: Roosevelt
Events: Freestyle
Major: Physics and Mathematics
College: Claremont McKenna

Entering her junior season as a member of the CMS Swimming and Diving team, where she competes in the distance events ... School record holder in the 500 free (4:57.37), which she set as a first-year at the SCIAC Championships ... Also ranks second in CMS history in the 1000 free (10:15.40) and the 1650 (17:03.21).  

2018-19 (Sophomore): Honorable mention All-American in the 1650 (13th place) ... SCIAC Champion in 500 and 1650 ... SCIAC Swimmer of the Week ... Came in 13th place at the NCAA Division III Championships in the 1650 with a 17:06.97, earning honorable All-America honors ... Finished 18th in the 500 at the NCAA Championships with a 4:59.22 ... Won the SCIAC title in the 1650 by a huge margin of over 36 seconds, finishing in 17:03.21 ... Also swam the 400 IM at nationals, earning a 4:40.83 to finish 31st ... Won the 500 at SCIACs with a 4:59.35, winning by five seconds ... Was fourth in SCIAC in the 400 IM with a 4:37.20 ... Earned the SCIAC Swimmer of the Week after winning the distance events in a tri-meet with Chicago and WashU. 

2017-18 (First-Year): SCIAC Champion in 500 and 1650 ... Qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships in the 1650 as a freshman ... Finished in 19th place with a 17:19.59 at nationals ... Also swam in the 500 free and the 200 free at the NCAA Championships, finishing 30th in the 500 (5:08.54) and 47th in the 200 (1:58.47) ... Won the 500 free at the 2018 SCIAC Championships with a 4:57.37, winning a photo finish by just .15, and also captured the 1650 by a much wider 15 second margin, finishing in 17:04.54 ... Qualified for the SCIAC finals in the 200 free and came in ninth with a 1:55.23 ... Part of an 800-yard freestyle relay team that won first place at the SCIAC Championships with a 7:36.40.

Attends Claremont McKenna, where she majors in physics and mathematics with a minor in scientific modeling ... Hopes to pursue a PhD after graduation ... Lists "Modern Physics (PHYS 35) as her favorite course that she has taken in college so far ("you learn so many new things and it gives you a new understanding of the way things work.").