Max Koch
Max Koch
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
High School: Kenston
Bats/Throws: Free
Events: Free

Continued to peak at the right time and turned in another impressive record-setting conference championships … Key distance freestyler and is a vital part of Wooster’s recent relay success at the league level.

2016-17: Impact scorer once again at NCACs … Helped 800 free relay lower own school record to 6:49.56 at the NCAC Championships and place fourth … Broke Wooster’s record in the 500 free with prelim time of 4:37.36 before settling for 12th-place in the consolation final at 4:38.28 … Touched seventh in the 1650 free at conference championships with blistering pace of 16:17.18, the second-fastest time in program history … Was at 9:54.01 at the 1000-yard split in the 1650, also the second-fastest 1000 time in the program annals … Placed 15th in the 200 free with time of 1:44.21, while prelim clip of 1:43.43 rates as the sixth-fastest in program history.

2015-16: Part of the school-record 800 free relay (6:56.38) that placed fourth at NCACs, breaking the 20-year-old program standard in the process … Individually, contributed a 10th-place finish in the 1650 free (16:37.26) at the NCAC Championships, and took 16th-place in the 500 free (4:44.71) … Time in the 1650 free was the fastest in program history since 1992 … 1000 split from 1650 free swim was the ninth-best in the program annals … Also competed in the bonus heat of the 200 free at NCACs placing 23rd overall (1:45.69) … 200 and 500 free times from NCACs rank as the ninth- and seventh-best in program history respectively.

Prior to Wooster: Earned all-Ohio honors as a senior at Kenston High School … Set the school record in the 500 free.

Personal: Born May 11, 1997 … Son of Dean and Donna Koch … Eagle Scout … Majoring in communication studies.