Meet Hunter Mitchell-Adams - Trinity Men's Swimming & Diving
Courtesy of Trinity Sports Information
Hunter Mitchell-Adams exemplified what it means to be a student-athlete at a Division III liberal arts college, making the most of his four years at Trinity. Aside from being a leader for the men’s swimming and diving program, Mitchell-Adams also led multiple causes out of the pool.
Mitchell-Adams helped establish Trinity’s chapter of the Food Recovery Network (FRN), which delivers extra food from the Mather Dining Hall to a shelter in Hartford each week. Joined by his teammates, Mitchell-Adams and the FRN set up a partnership with the McKinney Shelter, located near Hartford Hospital. The organization serves up to 100 men daily and provides them with a place to sleep. In collaboration with Chartwells, the FRN at Trinity donates 100 to 200 pounds of food every week, helping become part of the relationship between the Trinity community and the City of Hartford by providing an essential service. Additionally, he also was a lifeguard and swim instructor on campus and was the creative editor for Trinity’s The Beacon magazine.
The Stratford, Connecticut native came in and made an immediate impact for the Bantams in sprint and backstroke events. Mitchell-Adams helped set a college record in the 400-yard freestyle relay as a sophomore and was also a part of the foursome that set a college best time of 1:26.49 in the 200-yard freestyle relay. As a junior in 2016-17, he took advantage of Trinity’s Study Abroad program, spending the fall semester in Barcelona. He returned to the team in the winter and helped the Bantam 400-yard freestyle relay squad break the college record once again. As a senior, he was named a team captain and continued to perform well in the water, including a dominant first-place finish in the 50-yard freestyle in his final home meet.