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Cody Bekemeyer

  • position Distance Freestyle
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • High school Collins Hill HS
  • position Distance Freestyle
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Lawrenceville, Ga.
  • High school Collins Hill HS

Cody Bekemeyer Bio

Bekemeyer’s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
200 Backstroke 1:45.78 11/17/18 GT Invite Atlanta, Ga.
200 IM 1:50.64 10/21/17 vs. Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio
400 IM 3:45.08 2/16/18 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
200 Freestyle 1:40.51 10/14/17 vs. Missouri Columbia, Mo.
500 Freestyle 4:17.10 2/15/18 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
1000 Freestyle 9:01.75# 3/26/16 NCAA Championships Atlanta, Ga.
1650 Freestyle 14:44.17 3/25/17 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind..

! = School Record  |  p = Prelims  |  t = Time Trial  |  # = Leadoff Split/Split


AWARDS/HONORS

  • 2018 Second-Team All-SEC
  • 2018 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2018 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 NCAA All-American — 1650 freestyle
  • 2017 NCAA All-American — 800 freestyle relay
  • 2017 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2017 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2017 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • SEC Freshman of the Week (2X)

IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • 2nd — 1650 freestyle
  • 3rd — 400 IM
  • 3rd — 1000 freestyle
  • 7th — 500 freestyle
  • 8th — 200 backstroke
  • 1st, 2nd, 6th — 800 freestyle relay

2018-19 (SENIOR)

  • Swam a personal-best in the 200 backstroke at 1:45.78 at the Georgia Tech Invitational.
  • Placed second or better in three of his four 1000 freestyle races.
  • Finished first in the 200 IM against Georgia follwed by a first-place finish in the 400 IM against East Carolina.
  • Made a B-final appearance in the 400 IM at the SEC Championships, finishing 12th overall.  He also earned a second swim in the 500 free, finishing 19th at the SEC Championships with a 4:19.34 in the B-final

2017-18 (JUNIOR)

  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 1650 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 400 IM
  • Second Team All-SEC performer
  • Finished fourth in the 1650 freestyle (14:48.58) and 10th in the 500 freestyle (4:17.10) at the SEC Championships
  • Finished 13th in the 400 IM (3:45.08) at the SEC Championships
  • Swam in seven different events during the year and achieved personal bests in five different events during the season
  • Had 26 total podium finishes on the year across all disciplines

2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Swam in six events as a sophomore (1000 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 500 freestyle, 400 IM, 1650 freestyle, 200 IM)
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in three disciplines, placing 13th in the 1650 freestyle (14:44.17), 24th in the 400 IM (3:45.70) and 26th in the 500 freestyle (4:17.98)
  • Finished third at the SEC Championships in the 1650 freestyle
  • Earned two second swims and three top-20 finishes at SECs, with a 10th place finish in the 500 freestyle (4:17.73) and 12th place in the 400 IM (3:46.36)
  • Recorded nine top-three finishes throughout the regular season
  • Finished first in the 400 IM during the SC College Invite

2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS – UNITED STATES

  • Took part in three events, the most among Gamecock men
  • Swam two races on the first day of the meet, including a 29th-place result in the 400m IM (4:23.57)
  • Also took part in the 400m freestyle on the opening day, clocking a time of 3:59.36 to place 61st
  • Came back to swim the longest race of the meet, the 1500m freestyle, where his time of 15:42.67 was good for 49th

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)

  • Showed great versatility, swimming in six events as a freshman
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in two races, placing 38th in the 500 freestyle (4:21.99) and 22nd in the 1650 freestyle (14:59.56)
  • Earned two second swims and three top-20 finishes at the SEC Championships, with his best effort a 10th-place result in the 1650 freestyle (15:02.53)
  • Finished 12th at SECs in the 400 IM (3:48.13) and 18th in the 500 freestyle (4:19.95)
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships by swimming a 14:55.46 to win the Bulldog Last Chance Meet
  • Earned four event victories for the season
  • Grabbed victories in the 1000 free against Alabama and Duke and won the 1650 free at the SC Quad Meet and the Bulldog Last Chance Invitational

PRE COLLEGE

  • Graduated from Collins Hill High School
  • Four-year letter winner in swimming
  • 2015 Georgia High School State Champion in the 500 freestyle
  • Holds three school records
  • Six-time All-American
  • Two-time Georgia High School Swimming First-Team All-State selection
  • Four-time Collins Hill Most Valuable Swimmer
  • Member of Swim Atlanta
  • 2016 Olympic Trial Qualifier
  • Finished fifth in the 800 freestyle at the 2015 Junior National Championships

PERSONAL

  • Majoring in Exercise Science
  • Matthew Cody Bekemeyer is the son of George and Diane Bekemeyer
  • Has one sister, Katie

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