Emma Weyant

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Emma Weyant is a competitive swimmer and member of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team. At the 2020 Olympic Games she won a silver medal in the 400 IM with a time of 4:32.76.

Emma was ranked as the #11 recruit in the class of 2020 on SwimSwam’s Top 20 NCAA Recruits list. On April 28, 2019, Weyant announced her verbal commitment to swim at the University of Virginia.

College

2021-2022 (Virginia)

In her freshman season at UVA, Weyant was an immediate contributor. At her first ACCs, she won the 500 free (4:37.23), placed 2nd in the 400 IM (4:04.80), and finished 5th in the 1,650 (16:15.14).

At the NCAA Championships, she placed 2nd in the 500 free (4:34.99), 4th in the 400 IM (4:03.17), and 20th in the 1,650 (16:08.34). She also swam on UVA’s 2nd place 800 free relay, splitting 1:44.80 on the anchor leg.

After her freshman season, Weyant entered the NCAA transfer portal. On July 24, 2022, she announced she would be returning to her home state and transferring to Florida.

2022-2023 (Florida)

It was unclear if/when Weyant would be eligible to compete for Florida one she arrived there. However, by the start of the spring semester (January 2023), Weyant was eligible for competition, once again making an immediate impact on her new team.

At the SEC Championships, Weyant placed 3rd in the 500 free (4:37.96), won the 400 IM (4:01.18), and placed 7th in the 200 back (1:54.06). She also helped the gators to a win in the 800 free relay.

At the NCAA Championships, Weyant placed 6th in the 500 free (4:38.46), 3rd in the 400 IM (4:03.50), and 13th in the 1,650 (16:01.59).

International Career

2018 Jr Pan Pacific Championships (Suva, Fiji)

At the 2018 Jr Pan pacs, Weyant took gold in the 400 IM, posting a top time of 4:40.64.

2019 Summer Nationals (Palo Alto, California)

In Palo Alto, Weyant turned heads by taking a win in the 400 IM, winning with a time of 4:35.47. She also won the 200 free B-final and got 10th in the 400 free and 1500.

2021 Olympic Trials

On the first night in Omaha, Weyant surprised once again by taking the win in the 400 IM, dropping a big PB of 4:33.81 to top perennial favorites in the event and qualify for her first Olympic team.

2021 Olympic Games

Weyant took full advantage of her only individual event at her first Olympic Games, swimming a back-half strong race to touch for 2nd in a personal best of 4:32.76 in the 400 IM earning a silver medal.

2022 World Championships

After once again qualifying for team USA at the world championship team trials in the 400 IM, Weyant made the most of her one event in Budapest. On the last day of the meet, Weyant was able to clock a 4:36.00 in the final of the 400 IM and touch for 3rd behind Summer McIntosh and her USA teammate, Katie Grimes. This earned Weyant a bronze medal.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Silver 400 I.M. 2021 Olympic Games
Bronze 400 I.M. 2022 World Championships

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
lcm 200 Free 1:58.36 08/01/19 2019 Summer Nationals
Palo Alto, California
lcm 400 Free 4:09.07 08/03/19 2019 Summer Nationals
Palo Alto, California
lcm 400 IM 4:32.76 07/24/21 2020 Olympic Games
Tokyo, Japan
scy 500 Free 4:34.99 03/17/22 2022 NCAA Championships
Atlanta, Georgia
scy 1650 Free 16:01.59 03/18/23 2023 NCAA Championships
Knoxville, Tennessee
scy 400 IM 4:01.18 02/16/23 2023 SEC Championships
College Station, Texas
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