Sean Grieshop


Sean Grieshop, born November 23, 1998, is an American medley swimmer from Texas. He swims for Nitro Swimming under Mike Koleber. Grieshop broke on to the international swimming stage in 2015 aged 16.

International Career

At just 16 years old, Grieshop took bronze at the U.S. Nationals in 400 meters medley in 4:17.02. That time placed him on the 2015-2016 U.S junior national team and booked his spot on Team USA for the World Junior Championships.

2015 FINA World Junior Championships

In Singapore, Grieshop pulled off a big upset in the 400 meter medley. Throughout the race, he sat behind Junior World Record holder in the event, Brandonn Almeida. At the 350 meter mark Grieshop turned within half a second of first. But he stormed home in an impressive 27.94 final split to take gold in convincing fashion. He finished in 4:15.67, almost 1.5 seconds ahead of silver.

Grieshop was also a member of the 4×200 freestyle relay that took gold in a new Junior World Record time of 7:13.76. He swam the third leg in 1:49.82. His other medal of the meet came in the 200 meter medley. In a close battle between second to fourth place, Grieshop took third in 2:01.83.

2016 FINA World Cup

Grieshop was part of USA’s 18 and under team selected for the part of the FINA World Cup Series. In Doha, he had his top finish in his specialty, 400 meter medley, taking silver in 4:18.63. Grieshop also raced in 200 meter medley finishing 8th in the final, 400 meter freestyle placing 14th and 200 meter freestyle finishing 24th.

2016 U.S Olympic Trials

Grieshop set a new Junior World Record in the heats of the 400 meter medley in 4:14.00 by 0.07. The time ranked him as the 4th fastest ever in the US for 17-18 year old age group. In the final he was just off his new record, finishing 5th in 4:14.08.

International Medals

Place Event Year Meet
Gold 400 I.M. 2015
Gold 800 Freestyle Relay 2015
Bronze 200 I.M. 2015

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 200 Free 1:36.52 12/11/15 2015 Winter Junior Nationals
Austin, Texas
scy 500 Free 4:15.53 12/10/15 2015 Winter Junior Nationals
Austin, Texas
scy 1650 Free 14:45.40 12/13/14 2014 Winter Junior Nationals
Federal Way, Washington
scy 200 IM 1:46.58 12/10/15 2015 Winter Junior Nationals
Austin, Texas
scy 400 IM 3:44.30 12/11/15 2015 Winter Junior Nationals
Austin, Texas
lcm 200 Free 1:51.71 05/13/16 2016 Atlanta Classic
Atlanta, Georgia
lcm 400 Free 3:52.60 08/01/15 2015 Junior Nationals
San Antonio, Texas
lcm 200 IM 2:01.83 08/26/15 2015 FINA World Junior Championships
lcm 400 IM 4:14.00 06/26/16 2016 US Olympic Trials
Omaha, Nebraska
Nitro's Sean Grieshop also thumped his own lifetime best, by a total of three seconds between prelims and finals, on Saturday. That put him 2nd at the 2014 U.S. Junior Nationals. (Courtesy: Tim Binning/ Sean Grieshop, 2014 Speedo Junior Nationals. Photo: Anne Lepesant Sean Gieshop ready before the start of the 200 IM prelim heat (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography) Sean Grieshop wins 400 IMt in Mesa Arizona (photo: Mike Lewis) Sean Grieshop wins 400 IMt in Mesa Arizona (photo: Mike Lewis)

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