Air Force Announces Incoming Men's Swimming Class of 2016

    Air Force men's swimming head coach Rob Clayton
    Air Force men's swimming head coach Rob Clayton

    Aug. 3, 2012

    USAF ACADEMY, Colo.- Air Force men's swimming head coach Rob Clayton announced today the 10 members that will make up the Falcons' class of 2016. The 10 cadets arrived for Basic Cadet Training on Thursday, June 28, marking the beginning of the four-year journey to become officers in the United States Air Force. The new cadets will start academic classes on Thursday, Aug. 9.

    The Air Force rookie class features swimmers representing eight states, in addition to one from England. Freshman George Frank comes to the Academy from the 2011-12 High School National Champion Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition, freshman Alex Leighton is the son of Chrissy Ahmann-Leighton, who won two gold medals (4x100 medley relay and 4x100 freestyle relay) and a silver (100 butterfly) at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. The class also features four All-Americans.

    Air Force Academy Men's Swimming Class of 2016:

    Name Height Events Hometown/High School
    Michael Barnosky 6-3 Breast/IM Cedaredge, CO/Cedaredge
    Kyle Castro 6-0 Fly/Free Vacaville, CA/Vacaville
    George Frank 6-1 Free/Breast/Back Jacksonville, FL/Bolles School
    Robert Graves 6-2 Distance Free Brentwood, TN/Brentwood
    Kevin Jackson 6-0 Free/IM Memphis, TN/Germantown
    Sean Ledford 5-10 Fly/IM/Back Sebastain, FL/Sebastain River
    Alex Leighton 5-11 Free/Fly Tucson, AZ/Salpointe Christian
    Kevin Mitchell 6-1 Fly/Free/IM London, England/TASIS
    Aaron Tipton 5-11 Breast/Free/Fly Mansfield, TX/Mansfield
    Matthew Walls 6-1 Back/Free Ellicott City, MD/Chapelgate Christian



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