Born January 9, 1996 Brooke Zeiger is an NCAA All-American and former U.S. Junior National Team member. Originally from Cumberland, Rhode Island Zeiger was a top-40 recruit in her 2014 recruiting class choosing to swim for the University of Minnesota with big sister, Blake. The Blue Chip recruit is primarily a backstroke and IM swimmer, but has the ability to swim distance freestyle at any level.
Junior National Team
Zeiger was a homeschooled student, and graduated in 2014. She was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team from 2012-2015, and even represented the USA at the World Cup in Beijing.
University of Minnesota
As a freshman Zeiger joined sister, Blake, for her first year at Minnesota. At the Big Ten Championships Zeiger broke the Minnesota School Record in the 400-yard IM, taking home the conference title. She also competed in the distance free events, finishing 9th in the 500-yard free and taking home bronze in the mile.
Zeiger qualified for the NCAA Championships, and on day one finished 48th in the 500-yard free. She returned back for day two, and advanced to the championship final of the 400-yard IM, where she dropped nearly a second from preliminaries and had a strong backstroke leg to help her finish 6th overall earning her first NCAA All-America honors. She swapped out the 200-yard back for the mile, finishing 53rd overall.
2015-2016 In her sophomore season, Zeiger was named Team MVP, named an Academic All-American, and earned All-American in the 400IM, 1650 Free, and 500 Free, finishing 6th, 8th and 15th respectively.
2016 AT&T Winter National Championships
Zeiger won the 400Im with a time of 4:02.71 almost four full seconds ahead of runner up, Lindsey Clary (4:06.10).
She then followed with a gold medal performance in the 1650 Free. Her time of 15:44.00 finished 3.39 seconds ahead of second place finisher, Erica Sullivan, and 13.03 seconds ahead of 3rd place finisher, Lindsey Clary.