Born March 26, 1994 in Danville, Calif. Allison Brown is a versatile swimmer at Stanford University. The biology major is 5’7″ and has a twin sister, Marissa, who swims at UC Davis. Brown graduated from San Ramon Valley High School, not far from Stanford, where she was an 18-time high school All-American. She also was a member of the U.S. National Junior Team from 2011-2013 when she trained with the Pleasanton Seahawks. She’s an IM specialist, but also has extraordinary talent in the mid-distance freestyle events. She was the no. five 200 freestyle swimmer in the class of 2012 and collegeswimming.com’s no. 12 recruit overall. At the time of her signing Brown joined a Stanford team full of National Junior Team members including three within her own recruiting class and Maddy Schaefer.
As a freshman Brown swam season best times in the 200 freestyle and the mile at the Ohio State Invitational. At the 2013 Pac-12 Championships she finished 10th in the mile and sixth in the 500 freestyle helping the Cardinal win their third conference championship in the last four years.
Brown followed up her freshman season by scoring in all three individual events at the 2014 Pac-12 Championships – seventh in the mile, 14th in the 500 freestyle and 11th in the 400 IM.
Brown is currently in her junior season as a Stanford Cardinal. At the 2014 Pac-12 Championships she finished eighth in the 500 freestyle, sixth in the 1,650 and was disqualified in the final heat of the 400 IM. At the NCAA Championships she finished 20th in the 500 freestyle and 35th in the 400 IM.
Brown was a member of the U.S. National Junior Team from 2011 to 2013. She competed at the 2011 World Junior Championships, finishing sixth in the 200m IM. She was a championship finalist at the 2010 and 2011 FINA World Cup. Brown has also had a top-10 finish at the U.S. National Open Water Championships.