Danielle Peterson
Danielle Peterson
Height: 5'9"
Year: 2020
Hometown: Livingston, N.J.
High School: Livingston
Position: Free
Major: Biological Sciences

Link to CollegeSwimming.com Career Statistics

Collegiate Career Honors:

  • 2x NEWMAC Women's Swimming & Diving Academic All-Conference (2017-18, 2018-19)

Collegiate Personal Records:

  • 50 Y Free - 25.55: MIT Invitational, December 02, 2017
  • 100 Y Free - 54.00: 2018 NEWMAC Championships, February 25, 2018
  • 200 Y Free - 1:56.15: 2018 NEWMAC Championships, February 22, 2018
  • 500 Y Free - 5:38.19: MIT vs. Springfield, Wellesley, November 06, 2016
  • 1000 Y Free - 11:35.01: Smith College & Wellesley College, January 14, 2017
  • 50 Y Back - 29.34: Wellesley vs. Mount Holyoke, November 17, 2018
  • 200 Y Back - 2:23.57: Smith College & Wellesley College, January 14, 2017
  • 100 Y Breast - 1:08.92: 2018 NEWMAC Championships, February 24, 2018
  • 200 Y Breast - 2:29.12: 2018 NEWMAC Championships, February 25, 2018
  • 100 Y Fly - 1:07.70: Smith vs. Wellesley, January 12, 2019
  • 100 Y IM - 1:04.64: Trinity (CT) vs. Wellesley, Wheaton (MA), December 08, 2017
  • 200 Y IM - 2:14.37: 2017 NEWMAC Championships, Feb 17, 2017
  • 400 Y IM - 4:53.01: MIT Invitational, December 03, 2016

2017-2018: Opened her sophomore season with first place finishes in the 200 Y Free (2:03.22), the 100 Y Breast (1:10.51), and the 200 Y IM (2:18.01) against Franklin Pierce on November 4...finished second in the 100 Y Breast (1:10.87) and the 200 Y Breast (2:36.40) against Simmons on November 11...posted first place finishes in the 100 Y Breast (1:11.14) and the 200 Y Breast (2:34.37) against Mount Holyoke on November 18...had a second place finish in the 200 Y Breast (2:34.52) against Babson and Coast Guard on January 11...posted a second place finish in the 200 Y Free (2:05.04) against Smith on January 13...had a third place finish in the 200 Y Breast (2:33.11) and the 200 Y IM (2:18.05) at the Seven Sisters Championships on January 20...had a personal best in the 200 Y Breast (2:29.12) at the 2018 NEWMAC Championships on February 25.

2016-2017: As a first-year, placed second in the 100 Y Breast (1:11.57) and the 200 Y Breast (2:37.04) against Simmons on November 12...posted a personal best in the 100 Y Breast (1:09.60), the 200 Y IM (2:17.25), and the 400 Y IM (4:53.01) at the MIT Invitational on December 3...posted a first place finish in the 100 Y Breast (1:11.64) and the 200 Y Breast (2:33.77) against Babson and Coast Guard on January 5....finished second in the 1000 Y Free (11:35.01) against Smith on January 14...finished first in the 200 Y Breast (2:32.25) and second in the 100 Y Breast (1:10.19) at the Seven Sisters Championships on January 22.

Before Wellesley: Attended Livingston High School...graduated in 2016...was a two-sport athlete in swimming and track & field.

Personal: Daughter of Josh and Juili...born in Spring City, PA...has one sister, Lydia...chose to attend Wellesley because of the great academics and sense of community...her father was a swimmer at Brandeis.