Michael Ramsthaler
Michael Ramsthaler
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Florham Park, N.J.
High School: Seton Hall Prep
Major: Exercise Science-Clinical
  • Four-year letter-winner who competed in 14 events at the Landmark Conference Championships
  • Has earned All-Landmark Conference honors in six events including in five relay races
  • Holds one individual school record, three relay program records, and is a member of a Byron Center pool record-setting relay team

Senior Season (2018-19)

  • Was named the Landmark Conference's Senior Scholar-Athlete at end of season
  • Competed in three individual events at the 2019 Landmark Conference Championships
  • Had his highest finish in the 100-backstroke, finishing sixth in 53.93; was seventh in the 200-backstroke (2:01.42) and 11th in the 50-freestyle (22.24)
  • Helped both the 200-medley relay (1:34.72) and 400-medley relay (3:27.72) teams smash school records in the event at the Landmark Conference Championships; earned All-Landmark Conference Second Team accolades for his efforts
  • Also helped the Royals' 200-freestyle relay team break a school record at the Landmark Championships on their way to a third-place finish in the event
  • Competed in 12 total meets throughout the course fo the year for the Royals
  • Had four first place finishes during the year; also had a runner-up finish against Catholic in the 100-backstroke with a time of 56.18 on Oct. 27

Junior Season (2017-18)

  • Competed in four individual events at the Landmark Conference Championships while swimming in two school-record setting relay events
  • Earned Second Team All-Landmark Conference honors in the 50 backstroke, clocking in at 24.69 to finish second
  • Set a school-record in the 100 backstroke, touching the wall at 52.90 to place third in the event
  • Also finished ninth in the 200 backstroke (2:01.51) and 14th in the 50 freestyle (22.09)
  • Swam a leg for the Royals in both the 200 medley relay (1:34.92) and 400 medley relay (3:28.39) to set school records and bring home second place finishes, earning Second Team All-Conference honors in the process
  • Member of 200 medley relay team that set a Byron Center pool record with a time of 1:37.62 on January 27 against Susquehanna
  • Swam in all 11 of the Royals' meets during the season
  • Won 12 individual events during the season and recorded 35 top-five results

Sophomore Season (2016-17)

  • Made the most of his first appearance at the Landmark Conference Championships in February, earning All-Landmark Conference honors in an event and finishing in the top two in three individual events
  • Swam in five events at the Landmark Championships
  • Helped the 200-medley relay team finish second to earn All-Landmark Conference honors, swimming the first leg on a team that finished in 1:36.24
  • Also swam in the 200-freestyle relay on a team that finished fourth
  • Individually, he had his highest finish in the 100-backstroke, narrowly missing out on All-Landmark honors in the event with a third-place finish (53.66)
  • Also finished sixth in the 200-backstroke (1:59.68) and 13th in the 50-freestyle (22.63)
  • During the regular season, he took part in all eight dual meets the Royals took part in
  • Won the 100-backstroke in the first three dual meets of the year; also captured the 200-backstroke against Marywood on Nov. 19

Freshman Season (2015-16)

  • Swam primarily backstroke and butterfly for the Royals in his first season in the program, taking part in all nine meets Scranton took part in.
  • Won an event in the first meet he took part in against FDU-Florham and Cabrini, taking the 100-backstroke in a time of 58.38.
  • Picked up his second win in the 100-back against Elizabethtown, hitting the wall in 56.27.
  • Also swam in the 200-medley relay in several events.

Landmark Conference Championships Finishes


  • 50 freestyle (11th, 22.24)
  • 100-backstroke (6th, 53.93)
  • 200-backstroke (7th, 2:01.42)


  • 50 freestyle (14th, 22.09)
  • 50 backstroke (2nd, 24.69)
  • 100 backstroke (3rd, 52:90)
  • 200 backstroke (9th, 2:01.51)
  • 200 medley relay (2nd, 1:34.92)
  • 400 medley relay (2nd, 3:28.39)


  • 200 freestyle relay: (4th, 1:28.48)
  • 50 freestyle: (13th, 22.63)
  • 200 medley relay: (2nd, 1:36.24)
  • 100 backstroke: (3rd, 53.66)
  • 200 backstroke: (6th, 1:59.68)


  • Royals' record-holder in the 100 backstroke (52.90)
  • Member of Royals' record-holder team in the 200 medley relay (1:34.92)
  • Member of Royals' record-holder team in the 400 medley relay (3:28.39)
  • Member of Byron Center pool record-holder team in 200 medley relay (1:37.62)


  • Landmark Conference Senior Scholar Athlete (2019)
  • Second Team All-Landmark Conference (50 backstroke, 2018; 200 medley relay, 2017, 2018; 400 medley relay, 2018; 2019, 400-freestyle relay, 400-medley relay)
  • Landmark Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018, 2019)

Personal/High School

  • Attended Seton Hall Prep
  • Is the son of Ann Marie and Robert Ramsthaler