Danny Villars
Danny Villars
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chatham, NJ
High School: Chatham
Position: IM/Fly
College: Pomona

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed his second season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Swimming team, where he competes in the individual medley and a variety of individual events, primarily the butterfly…Part of a school record in the 200 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay...Ranks fourth in school history in the 200 IM (1:56.74) and 400 IM (4:11.10), tied for fourth in the 100 fly (51.21) and fifth in the 100 back (52.90).

2015-16: SCIAC All-Academic team.

2014-15: All-SCIAC (200 medley relay, 800 freestyle relay)...SCIAC All-Academic team...Helped the Sagehens finish second in school record time in both the 200 medley relay (1:31.40) and the 800 free relay (6:50.59) at SCIAC Championships...The 800 free time broke a school mark which had held since 1988...Qualified for the championship final in the 100 fly, finishing eighth with a 51.39, and in the 200 fly, finishing ninth with a 1:56.30...Finished 11th in the 200 IM with a 1:56.74.

2013-14: Won the consolation heat in both the 200 IM (1:56.80) and the 400 IM (4:11.10) at the SCIAC Championships to earn a pair of tenth place finishes with personal bests...Also qualified for the finals in the 200-yard butterfly and finished eighth with a 1:57.43.

High School: Attended Chatham High School, where he was a member of the swimming team…Named team captain and MVP…County champion, while leading Cougars to a first-place finish in the county as well…Earned Chatham’s Most Improved award…National Honor Society and Winter Scholar-Athlete selection…Also competed for Somerset Hills YMCA, where he qualified for nationals.

Personal: Attends Pomona College…Has two older sisters…Older sister Melissa played Ultimate Frisbee for Carleton College’s Syzygy team…Hobbies include hiking, kayaking, camping and Frisbee…Michael Phelps is his favorite athlete…Favorite book is The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien…Chose Pomona for the “smart kids, palm trees and chill people. There’s too much to be said, so I’ll leave it at that.”