John Martens

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John Martens
John Martens is a distance specialist in his third year at the University of Texas. Born July 8, 1994 in Honolulu, Martens grew up in Aurora, Colo. with his two sisters, Olivia and Victoria. Martens chose to study Civil Engineering, a difficult major in the double life as a student-athlete. He attended Grandview High School where he was a Colorado State Champion in the 200 fly. Martens dated American standout, Missy Franklin, which got him a flood of media attention around the 2012 Olympics.

University of Texas
2012-2013
In his freshman year Martens swam multiple events showing off his versatility: 500 free, 200 back, 400 IM, 200 fly, 1,650, 200 breaststroke, and 200 free. At the Big 12 Championships he raced the 400 IM, finishing third, the the 500 free, finishing fifth, and the 1,650, finishing seventh.

2013-2014
Martens did not compete at the Big 12 Championships.

National Competition
Martens was the 2011 Colorado State Champion in the 200 freestyle. At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials he 200m butterfly, 400m IM, 1500m freestyle, and 400m freestyle.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 500 Free 4:23.43 02/28/13 2013 Big12 Championships
Austin, Texas
scy 200 Fly 1:43.05 02/28/15 2015 Big12 Championships
Austin, Texas
scy 200 IM 1:44.74 02/26/15 2015 Big12 Championships
Austin, Texas
scy 400 IM 3:42.82 02/27/15 2015 Big12 Championships
Austin, Texas