Louise Hansson is a world champion and 2-time Olympian for Sweden. She swam for the University of Southern California, where she won 3 individual NCAA titles.
Hansson competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro and helped team Sweden finish 5th in both the 4×100 and 4×200 freestyle relays. Her best individual finish came in the 200 IM where she finished 29th with a time of 2:15.66.
She was part of the silver-medal winning 800 freestyle relay at the 2014 FINA Championships. That relay also broke the European Record. At the 2014 European Championships, Hansson swam in the 4×100 freestyle relay that ended up taking the gold. She is also a two-time junior European Champion in the 50 butterfly.
College (Southern California)
To finish off a successful freshman season, Hansson helped Southern Cal finish ninth at the 2017 NCAA Championships. She got third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 50.45. She also competed in the 200 IM where she finished seventh and 100 freestyle where she won the B-final in a 47.30. On the last day, she lead off the Trojans’ 400 freestyle relay with a time of 47.07 and they got in fourth place.
In Columbus, Hansson competed in the 100 and 200 butterfly and all five relays. She won her first individual title in the 100 butterfly and joined the sub-50 club with a time of 49.90. On the last day, she finished third in the 200 butterfly behind Ella Eastin and Katie Drabot.
In Federal Way at the PAC-12 championships, Hansson went 3-for-3 in individual events, including breaking the NCAA and US Open records in the 100 fly, clocking a 49.34 for the fastest time in history. She also won titles in the 200 IM ((1:52.50) and 200 fly (1:50.68), breaking the championship record in the former.
In Austin, Texas, Hansson set the NCAA, US Open and Pool records in the 100 butterfly, winning in 49.26. She also set the pool record in the 200 butterfly (1:50.28) in another gold medal winning effort and finished fourth in the 200 IM (1:52.14).
Hansson also was part of USC’s third place 800 freestyle relay and on the ninth place 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay team.
See Louise featured on Practice + Pancakes at Loughborough, where she suits up for the ‘Hunter Armstrong’ set before the 2022 Mare Nostrum tour and World Championships.
2019 World Championships
In Gwangju, Hansson made her first individual A final in the 100 fly. In Semi-finals, she registered a personal best of 57.10 to make the final, where she went 57.16 to place 7th overall. She also swam on the 6th place 400 free relay and 7th place 4oo medley relay.
2021 Short Course World Championships
In Abu Dhabi, Hansson had a packed schedule, medaling in every event she competed in. This included gold in the 100 back, silver in the 100 fly, and bronze in the 50 back individually. As a part of Sweden’s relays, she won gold in the 4×50 medley relay (which tied the world record) and 4×100 medley relay, silver in the 4×50 free relay, and bronze in the 4×100 free relay.