Over 100 Former NCAA Swimmers Storm the Olympics

  27 Braden Keith | July 28th, 2012 | College, Featured, London 2012 Olympics, News

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University of Florida Graphic Designer and varsity swimmer Dan Wallace designed the above graphic, in honor of Florida’s huge Olympic swimming group.

Looking for a special rooting interest for this week’s swimming competition at the Olympics? Have a non-swimming friend who you’re looking to hook in to the fever? Below, we have a list compiled by SwimSwam contributors Reed Shimberg and Matt Salzberg, a pair of Tufts University graduates and two incredibly knowledgeable and passionate swimming historians.

The most stunning list was the University of Florida. Even we here at SwimSwam didn’t realize just how far their reach was, with 23 former swimmers competing at the Olympics.

First NameLast NameCountrySchool
AlexMeyerUSAHarvard
RyanLochteUSAUniversity of Florida
ConorDwyerUSAUniversity of Florida (Also swam at Iowa)
ClarkBurckleUSAUniversity of Florida
ElizabethBeiselUSAUniversity of Florida
DanaVollmerUSAUniversity of Florida
RaulMartinezPuerto RicoUniversity of Florida
SineadRussellCanadaUniversity of Florida
GemmaSpofforthGreat BritainUniversity of Florida
BrettFraserCayman IslandsUniversity of Florida
ShauneFraserCayman IslandsUniversity of Florida
DarianTownsendSouth AfricaUniversity of Florida
Melanie Costa-SchmidSpainUniversity of Florida
MarcinCieslakPolandUniversity of Florida
OmarPinzonColumbiaUniversity of Florida
Gemma LoweLoweGreat BritainUniversity of Florida
SebastianRosseauSouth AfricaUniversity of Florida
MarcoLoughranUnited KingtomUniversity of Florida
SarraLajnefTunisiaUniversity of Florida
HildaLuthersdottirIcelandUniversity of Florida
SarahBatemanIcelandUniversity of Florida
BradleyAllyBarbadosUniversity of Florida
StephanieProudGreat BritainUniversity of Florida
CsabaGercsakHungaryUniversity of Florida
GalNevoIsraelGeorgia Tech
AndrewChetcutiMaltaGeorgia Tech
PeterVanderkaayUSAUniversity of Michigan
TylerClaryUSAUniversity of Michigan
CharlieHouchinUSAUniversity of Michigan
DavisTarwaterUSAUniversity of Michigan
ConnorJaegerUSAUniversity of Michigan
Derya BüyükuncuTurkeyUniversity of Michigan
BrendanHansenUSAUniversity of Texas
RickyBerensUSAUniversity of Texas
JimmyFeigenUSAUniversity of Texas
KathleenHerseyUSAUniversity of Texas
ChristianSchurrMexicoUniversity of Texas
SusanaEscobarMexicoUniversity of Texas
ClarkBurckleUSAUniversity of Arizona
NickThomanUSAUniversity of Arizona
AlyssaAndersonUSAUniversity of Arizona
JeanBassonSouth AfricaUniversity of Arizona
Simon (Great Britain)BurnettGreat BritainUniversity of Arizona
NicolasNilo-OliveiraBrazilUniversity of Arizona
RolandSchoemanSouth AfricaUniversity of Arizona
NimrodShapira Bar-OrIsraelUniversity of Arizona
AlbertSubiratsVenezuelaUniversity of Arizona
DarianTownsendSouth AfricaUniversity of Arizona
NathanAdrianUSACal Berekely
AnthonyErvinUSACal Berekely
NatalieCoughlinUSACal Berekely
JessicaHardyUSACal Berekely
CaitlinLeverenzUSACal Berekely
RachelBootsmaUSACal Berekely
DanaVollmerUSACal Berekely
StephanieAuHong KongCal Berekely
HenriqueBarbosaBrazilCal Berekely
LaurenBoyleNew ZealandCal Berekely
MiloradCavicSerbiaCal Berekely
DamirDugonjicSloveniaCal Berekely
MathiasGydesenDenmarkCal Berekely
SaraIsakovicSloveniaCal Berekely
MartinLiivamagiEstoniaCal Berekely
DominikMeichtrySwitzerlandCal Berekely
GraemeMooreSouth AfricaCal Berekely
MarcinTarczynskiPolandCal Berekely
HannahWilsonHong KongCal Berekely
MattGreversUSANorthwestern
ScottWeltzUSAUC Davis
CullenJonesUSANC State
TylerMcGillUSAAuburn
MicahLawrenceUSAAuburn
AriannaVanderpool-WallaceBahamasAuburn
EricShanteauUSAAuburn
GeorgeBovellTrinidad & TobagoAuburn
CesarCieloBrazilAuburn
KirstyCoventryZimbabweAuburn
MattTargettAustraliaAuburn
AdamBrownGreat BritainAuburn
StephanieHorderCanadaAuburn
GideonLouwSouth AfricaAuburn
MarcelloChierighiniBrazilAuburn
JamesDisney-MayGreat BritainAuburn
MeganFontenoAmerican SamoaAuburn
MattMcleanUSAUniversity of Virginia
LaurenPerdueUSAUniversity of Virginia
YannickKaeserSwitzerlandUniversity of Virginia
DavidKarasekSwitzerlandUniversity of Virginia
KatyaBachroucheLebanonUniversity of Virginia
AndrewGemmellUSAUniversity of Georgia
Kara LynnJoyceUSAUniversity of Georgia
ShannonVreelandUSAUniversity of Georgia
AllisonSchmittUSAUniversity of Georgia
AmandaWeirUSAUniversity of Georgia
WendyTrotSouth AfricaUniversity of Georgia
TroyPrinslooSouth AfricaUniversity of Georgia
YousefAlaskariKuwaitUniversity of Georgia
MatiasKoskiFinlandUniversity of Georgia
BrittanyMacLeanCanadaUniversity of Georgia
SarahPoeweGermanyUniversity of Georgia
EdizYildirimerTurkeyUniversity of Georgia
HaleyAndersonUSAUSC
RebeccaSoniUSAUSC
AmandaWeirUSAUSC
OusMellouliTunisiaUSC
DimitriColupaevGermanyUSC
StinaGardellSwedenUSC
KatinkaHosszuHungaryUSC
ClementLefertFranceUSC
LynetteLimSingaporeUSC
VladimirMorozovRussiaUSC
CristianQuinteroVenezuelaUSC
KatarzynaWillPolandUSC
BreejaLarsonUSATexas A&M
CammileAdamsUSATexas A&M
TriinAljandEstoniaTexas A&M
AliaAtkinsonJamaicaTexas A&M
EricaDittmerMexicoTexas A&M
AminiFonuaTongaTexas A&M
LilianaIbanezMexicoTexas A&M
RitaMedranoMexicoTexas A&M
KimPavlinCroatiaTexas A&M
JuliaWilkinsonCanadaTexas A&M
ClaireDonahueUSAWestern Kentucky
ArianaKukorsUSAUniversity of Washington
OctavioAlesiVenezuelaUniversity of Tennessee
BarryMurphyIrelandUniversity of Tennessee
MartinMoravcikovaCzech RepublicUniversity of Tennessee
RafaelAlfaroEl SalvadorBYU
AndrewRutherfurdBoliviaBYU
AllanGutierrezHondurasFlorida Southern
MarkoBlazevskiMacedoniaWingate
AnjaCarmanSloveniaSMU
LarsFroelanderSwedenSMU
NinaRangelovaBulgariaSMU
MindaugasSadauskasLithuaniaSMU
DenisaSmolenovaSlovakiaSMU
ThereseSvendensenSwedenSMU
EszterPovazsayHungaryUniversity of Louisville
JoaoDe LuccaBrazilUniversity of Louisville
CarlosAlmeidaPortugalUniversity of Louisville
PedroOliveriaPortugalUniversity of Louisville
DorinaSzekeresHungaryIndiana University
NicholasSchwabDominican RepublicIndiana University
MargeuaxFarrellFranceIndiana University
MarkusRoganAustriaStanford
JasonDunfordKenyaStanford
DavidDunfordKenyaStanford
TobiasOriwolCanadaStanford
SamanthaChevertonCanadaOhio State
MateoDe AnguloColumbiaFlorida State University
EsauSimpsonGrenadaNova Southeastern University
ArniArnesonIcelandOld Dominion University
SidniHoxhaAlbaniaOld Dominion University
JasonLezakUSACalifornia-Santa Barbara
JoeBartochCanadaUNLV
RichardHortnessCanadaUNLV
ZsuJakabosHungaryUNLV
ScottDickensCanadaOakland University (MI)
DanielleBeaubrunSt. LuciaFGCU
KarenVilorioHondurasFGCU
ThereseAlshammarSwedenNebraska
DragosAgacheRomaniaIowa
JillianTylerCanadaMinnesota
ChinyerePigotSurinameUconn
DiguanPigotSurinameUConn
RoyBirchBermudaSpringfield College

Comments

  1. Robin says:
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    What about Barry Murphy of Ireland, who swam for Michigan? (I thought of China’s Peng Wu as well, but I’m not seeing anything online about his ever competing at NCAAs.)

  2. Swimlong says:
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    Add Arni Arneson, Iceland and Sidni Hoxha, Albania, both from Old Dominion University, and Martina Moravcikova, Czech Republic, University of Tennessee

  3. Chelsea says:
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    I know Phelps never technically graduated but since you also used swimmers who haven’t yet graduated, shouldn’t you include him with University of Michigan?

  4. Catman says:
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    Lezak swam for UC Santa Barbara, not UT.

  5. Elizabeth Lykins says:
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    What about Florida Gulf Coast University’s Danielle Beaubrun (St. Lucia) and Karen Vilorio (Honduras)?

  6. Swimlong says:
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    and it’s spelled “Berkeley.”

  7. JackedAndTan says:
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    Therese Alshammar – Nebraska

  8. Kirt says:
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    Dragos Agache-Iowa

  9. Marley09 says:
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    Jillian Tyler – Minnesota

  10. Swimfan90MI says:
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    Scott Dickens- Oakland University (MI)

  11. Predicta57 says:
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    Somewhat of a disappointing list from a US investment perspective. Better to see more time, money and opportunity go to home grown kids.

    • SWIMFAN says:
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      Agree! Too many foreign athletes on full rides at US schools. It is time for a NCAA limit on foreign scholarship athletes. Time for these foreign countries to come up with a better system for their athletes to stay and train at home. I know this is a hot button topic and the New York Times just had an interesting article about it not to long ago.

    • liquidassets says:
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      How about increasing the number of scholarships, except the foreign swimmer’s home country national swimming organization has to pay for their scholarship? That way everyone can swim against the best and it doesn’t reduce scholarships to U.S. athletes. Only catch is that a swimmer from a poor country would not be able to pay.

      • Predicta57 says:
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        Agreed…… no one wants to limit their training opportunities in the US. Just do it on your own dime.

  12. lsswim says:
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    Joe Bartoch (CAN), Richard Hortness (CAN), and Zsuzsanna Jakabos (HUN) from UNLV!

  13. Anthony Randall says:
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    Roy Burch- Springfield College- Bermuda

  14. backtothepoolture says:
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    Chinyere Pigot and Diguan Pigot from University of Connecticut swim for Suriname

  15. Marty Hamburger says:
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    Gal Nevo (Israel) and Andrew Chetcuti (Malta) – Georgia Tech

  16. old swimmer says:
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    Which NCAA College had the most USA Swimmers?????

  17. Swmguy70 says:
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    Also, Edgar Crespo and Alejandro Gomez both swam for TCU. Gomez now trains in Gainesville but was TCU. Crespo from Panama and Gomez from Venezuela and of note that a certain GreggTroy is also a Horned Frog alum.

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