SENIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Started season with a fourth place finish in the 100 breaststroke against Pitt and Virginia ... Earned his first victory of the year in the 100 breast at SMU, setting a pool record in the process ... Claimed second in the ‘B' Final of the 100 breast at the Art Adamson Invitational ... Took fourth in the 200 breast against Georgia ... Part of the 200 yard medley relay team that upset Texas A&M on his senior day ... Capped off season at the SEC Championships, finishing 16th overall in the 100 breast, and jumped to third on the all-time list with a time of 53.33 ... Also finished 25th overall in the 200 breast with a time of 1:57.44, slotting into sixth on the all-time list.
JUNIOR SEASON (2016-17)
Took third and fourth in the 100 and 200 breast respectively in the home meet against Auburn ... Swam the third leg for the 200 free relay squad at the Art Adamson Invite ... Took first in the ‘B’ final of the 200 breast and helped to garner fourth and sixth place in the 200 and 400 medley relays, respectfully ... Finished second in the ‘D’ final of the 50 free at the Art Adamson Invite ... Tallied two seventh-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breast against Alabama ... Swam the third leg of the 200 free relay to finish fourth overall against Texas A&M ... Tied for 30th and 31st place in the 200 and 100 breast at the SEC Championships.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015-16)
Finished the 50 free in 20.51 for a personal best at SEC Championships … Tallied finishes of 28th in the 200 breast, 30th in the 100 breast and 35th in the 50 free at conference championships … Touched the wall fifth in the 100 breast and seventh in the 200 breast against Texas A&M … In the Tigers’ tri-meet against Kentucky and Virginia Tech, finished fifth overall in the 100 breast and seventh overall in the 200 breast … Earned a third place finish in the ‘C’ final of the 100 breast and 200 breast at midseason … Dominated the breaststroke events in the Tigers’ victory over SMU with second place in the 100 breast and third in the 200 breast … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned his second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
Developed over the course of the season and reached the final of the 100 and 200 breaststroke at Southeastern Conference Championships ... Set the 10th-fastest 200 breast time at SEC’s ... Finished fourth in the ‘C’ final of the 100 breast and 200 breast at conference championships ... Made a splash at the Texas A&M Invite by finishing eighth in the consolation final of the 100 breast and first in the bonus final of the 200 breast ... Finished third in the 100 breast and 200 breast in the first dual meet of his career against Florida ... Also finished third in the 100 breast and 200 breast in the win over SMU ... Finished fourth in the 100 breast against Tennessee ... Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
A part of a national championship team for seven straight years beginning in 2007 ... Owns four international caps for Great Britain ... Won gold in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:03.79) and earned silver in the 50 meter-breast (29.23) at the British Championships ... Finished first in the 50-meter breast (29.17) at the World School Games in Brasilia, Brazil ... Placed seventh in the 200-meter breast (2:17.14) at the European Junior Championships … Coached by Jon Rudd.
Born on June 8, 1996 ... Parents are Matthew and Louisa Ackland ... Has one sister - Imogen ... Majoring in general business.
Ackland’s Top Times
50 free - 20.51 2016 SEC Championships
100 free - 48.28 2017 Art Adamson Invitational
100 breast - 53.33 2018 SEC Championships
200 breast - 1.57.44 2018 SEC Championships
Ackland’s Top 17-18 Times
50 free - 20.68 SEC Championships
100 free - 48.28 Art Adamson Invitational
100 breast - 53.33 SEC Championships
200 breast - 1:57.44 SEC Championships