|Hometown:||Santa Rosa, CA|
|High School:||El Dorado High School|
|Position:||Distance Free, Fly|
Before Brown: A four-year letterwinner at El Dorado High School and Santa Rosa High School … three-time USA Swimming Academic All-American … named an All-American as a senior … team captain … team MVP … eight-time section finalist … undefeated in 200 and 500 freestyle at league championships … Sacramento Metro All-City selection as a sophomore … First Team All-Empire as a junior and senior … North Bay League meet record in the 500 freestyle … El Dorado school record holder in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 200 IM and 100 breaststroke … Santa Rose school record holder in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly … California Scholarship Federation and National Merit Scholar … Bay State Representative … also competed for Aquasol Swim Team and the Santa Rosa Neptunes.
Personal: Born on December 19, 1994 … son of Stacy and Bob Mertz … has one sister, Caroline and one brother, David … plans to concentrate in either math or biology … hobbies include surfing, football and hiking.