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Lindsey Olson

  • position Freestyle/butterfly
  • class Redshirt Junior
  • Hometown Charleston, S.C.
  • High school First Baptist Church School
  • position Freestyle/butterfly
  • class Redshirt Junior
  • Hometown Charleston, S.C.
  • High school First Baptist Church School

Lindsey Olson Bio

2011-12 – Competed in every regular season meet and at the SEC Championships…Had the team[apos]s third fastest time in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 4:57.14 at the SEC Championships…Recorded fourth fastest time on the team in the 1,000 freestyle (10:26.35) against rival Clemson…Posted the team[apos]s fifth best time in both the 200 freestyle (1:52.18) and 200 butterfly (2:04.00)…Won one race, claiming first against Tennessee in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 5:05.07…Swam in the 200 freestyle (27th), 500 freestyle (24th) and 200 butterfly (25th) at the SEC Championships…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 – Returned from surgery to lead the mid-distance corps for the Gamecocks…Had team[apos]s top time in 500 free (4:52.26) at SEC Championships…Second-best on the team in 1000 free (10:11.43), with that career-best time against Clemson…Swam a season-best 2:01.45 in 200 fly at SEC Championships to rank second on the team…Second on the team in 200 free after a 1:50.71 at SEC meet…Part of team[apos]s top 800 free relay squad that went 7:19.66 to earn an NCAA `B[apos] cut at SEC Championships…Won five races, including two against Clemson.

2009-10 – Redshirted after shoulder surgery in the fall…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09 – Made an immediate impact as a freshman, competing primarily in mid-distance freestyle and butterfly events… Part of school record-setting 800 FR (7:15.38) and 400 MR (3:41.87) teams at SEC Championships… Advanced to consolation finals in 500 free and 200 fly at SEC Championships to score points for Carolina… Finished 10th in 200 fly with only sub-2:00 time of the year for Gamecocks (1:59.74), just missing an NCAA `B[apos] cut… Finished 13th in the 500 free (4:46.17) to earn a `B[apos] cut time… Just missed finals in the 200 free with a 17th-place time of 1:48.49… Fastest on the team in 500 free and 200 fly; second-fastest in 200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM…Won 11 individual races on the year, including two each in meets against Virginia and Clemson…won her first-ever collegiate swim, clocking a 56.46 in the 100 fly against North Carolina…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE – Graduated from First Baptist Church School, was fifth in her graduating class…Three-time SCISA Swimmer of the Year…Named Swimmer of the Year by the Charleston Post & Courier twice…Team MVP all four years…Three-time Academic All-American…Holds eight individual school records and three relay records…Named to the High School Sports Report three times…Helped her team to a state title in 2007-08…Member of Southern Marlins Racing Team…Had three Olympic Trial cuts…Was team captain for two years…Member of the GMRT National Team…Honor roll student all four years of high school.

PERSONAL – Born June 12, 1990…Parents are Bob and Donnajean Olson…Major is exercise science.

Olson[apos]s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 freestyle 51.91 1/31/09 Alabama/Georgia Tuscaloosa, Ala.
200 freestyle 1:48.49 2/20/09 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
500 freestyle 4:46.17 2/18/09 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
1000 freestyle 10:11.43 10/29/11 Clemson Greenville, S.C.
100 butterfly 55.67 10/31/08 Clemson Columbia, S.C.
200 butterfly 1:59.74 2/21/09 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
200 IM 2:03.73 10/31/08 Clemson Columbia, S.C.
400 IM 4:24.00 10/24/08 Virginia Columbia, S.C.