Meaghan Raab was born March 25, 1996 to parents, Jamie and Gregg. The Raab family is full of elite swimmers as Meaghan’s younger brother and sister both won their individual events at the Mid-Penn Championships.
High School (Hershey)
Raab attended Hershey High School where she was a multi-time state champion and finished in the top 10 at Junior Nationals in the following events: Was a top-10 finalist at the Junior National meet in the 100m and 200m freestyle, the 100m butterfly, and the 200m IM.
Studying Mass Media Arts, the extremely versatile Raab chose to attend Georgia after visiting the Cal Bears, Tennessee and Texas.
Raab is a part of a special recruiting class – at the time of her commitment she was the third top-10 recruit to commit to the University of Georgia. She has multiple swimming accolades including State Champion, Junior National Champion and has High School All-America honors in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyles, the 100 backstroke, the 100 butterfly and the 200 IM.
At the SEC Championships, Meaghan Raab finished 7th in the 200 individual medley, 17th in the 200 freestyle and 22nd in the 100 freestyle as a freshman as the Lady Bulldogs won their 6th straight title.
At her first NCAAs, Raab placed 12th in the 200 individual medley and swam on the 5th place 200 medley relay.
At the SECs, Raab came in 2nd in the 200 freestyle, 3rd in the 200 individual medley and 9th in the 100 freestyle. She also swam on the victorious 800 freestyle relay as well as the 200 and 400 freestyle and 200 medley relays that took 2nd.
Raab placed 9th in the 200 freestyle at the 2016 NCAA Championships to help the Lady Bulldogs win the national championship. She swam on the winning 800 freestyle relay, 2nd place 400 freestyle relay, 3rd place 200 freestyle relay and 7th place 200 medley relay.
At SECs, Raab placed 3rd in the 200 freestyle, 7th in the 200 breaststroke and 8th in the 200 individual medley, while coming in 1st on the 400 freestyle relay and 3rd on the 800 freestyle relay.
At the NCAAs, Raab came in 11th in the 200 freestyle and placed 2nd on the 400 freestyle relay and 7th on the 800 freestyle relay.
At the 2018 SEC Championships, Raab finished 2nd in the 200 freestyle, 8th in the 200 individual medley and 17th in the 200 breaststroke. She also came in 2nd on the 800 freestyle relay, 3rd on the 400 freestyle relay, 4th on the 200 freestyle relay and 5th on the 400 medley relay.
At her last NCAA’s, Raab Earned six All-America citations at the NCAAs, giving her a final total of 15 (6/9). She finished 10th in the 200 freestyle, and placed 9th on the 200 and 400 freestyle relays, 10th on the 200 medley and 800 freestyle relays, and 14th on the 400 medley relay.
Raab was an Olympic Trials qualifier in 2012. She swam the 100m butterfly and 200m IM finishing 44th and 60th. She swam in the 2012 Junior National Championships following Olympic Trials, winning the 200m freestyle.
2019 Pan American Games (Lima, Peru)
In Lima, Raab won silver in the 200 free, touching just .06 behind her USA teammate, Claire Rasmus. She also anchored team USA’s 4×200 free relay to gold in a field best split of 1:58.14.