Hayden Hemmens
Hayden Hemmens
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
High School: Newport Harbor HS
Events: Free/Back/IM
Experience: HS

2015-16 (Freshman) -- Recorded the program's third-best 200-yard backstroke (1:54.31) during the season, when he raced the event on the third day of the A3 Performance Invitational on Nov. 21 ... also delivered a trio of No. 8 overall event finishes during the season for the Mustangs, including the 50 free (22.16) on Oct. 3, 200 free (1:42.94) on Nov. 20 and 500 free (4:39.25) on Nov. 19.

Prep --
2015 Student-Athlete All-American during his senior year at Newport Harbor High ... four-year varsity letterman ... is a member of the 4x100 free relay team that set a school record with a time of 3:04.06 (swam the final leg of the event) ... placed seventh overall in the 200 free during the 2014-15 California Southern Division I Section Championships with a time of 1:39.22 ... during the same championships, earned an 11th place finish in the 100 back with a time of 51.33 ... finished 10th overall in the 200 yard free with a time of 1:38.84 at the 2015 CIF California Swimming and Diving State Championship Finals on May 22, 2015.

Personal --
Hayden Shea Hemmens was born on Feb. 27, 1997 in Costa Mesa, Calif. ... son of Patrick and DeAnne Hemmens ... both of his parents attended Orange Coast College ... also considered UC San Diego, University of Wyoming and West Point Academy before being accepted to Cal Poly ... lists his high school swim coach, Aaron Piersol, as the person who has had the biggest influence on his life as an athlete because of his achievements when he was a swimmer ... worked as a Newport Beach Lifeguard before coming to Cal Poly ... has career ambitions of being a business owner ... majors in business administration.