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Ryan Swift

Senior
Three-time All-American
Signal Mountain, Tenn. (Baylor)
Free, IM

Collegiate Bests:
50 Free 20.66p (SECs, 1999)
100 Free 44.74 (NCAAs, 1999)
100 Fly 48.88p (SECs, 1999)

 

UF All-Time Rankings:
Fifth in school record books as member of 200 free relay (1:19.43).

National/International Competition:
Competed at the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival...took second in the individual high point competition at the 1995 Summer Junior Nationals, earning runner-up honors in both the 50-meter freestyle (23.86) and 200 individual medley (2:08.24), taking third in the 100 fly (56.52) and winning the consolation final of the 100 free (52.56).

1998-99:
At the NCAA Championships, collected two honorable mention All-American honors as member of UF's 14th-place 200- and 400 free relay foursomes which finished in 1:20.50 and 2:56.90, respectively...individually at NCAAs, placed 34th in the 100 free with career-best time of 44.74...at the SEC Championships, finished 15th in the 100 fly, clocking a career-best time of 48.88...Placed 16th in the 100 free with a then-personal best of 44.75...Additionally, was a member of three Gator relay teams which recorded fourth-place finishes (200 free relay: 1:20.44; 200 medley relay: 1:28.95; and 400 medley relay: 3:15.11)...Both the 200 medley and 400 medley relay times were season bests for Florida.

1997-98:
At the SEC Championships, posted two then-personal-best times, placing 22nd in both the 50 free (20.84) and 100 fly (50.04)...also swam on the third-place 200 free relay and fifth-place 200 medley relay and finished 25th in the 100 free (45.84)...named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

1996-97:
At the NCAA Championships, swam on the 11th-place 200 free relay to earn All-America honorable mention selection...at SECs, placed 18th in the 100 fly (50.23), 21st in the 100 free (45.55) and 26th in the 200 individual medley (1:53.73)...also swam on the fourth-place 200- and 400 free relays at the conference meet.

High School:
1996 graduate of Baylor High School...1995 Tennessee Swimmer of the Year...All-American in the 100-yard freestyle...state record holder in the 100 free, helping Baylor HS to the state title in 1996...named Most Valuable Swimmer in 1995 and 1996...also swam for Greater Chattanooga Aquatics Club.

Personal:
Born Nathan Ryan Swift on Nov. 29, 1976, in Nashville, Tenn...Son of Sid and Patrice Swift...Honor Roll member at Baylor...wrote for high school newspaper and was photographer for yearbook...hobbies include water-skiing, sky diving and guitar...attended same high school as former Gator All-American and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Jeff Gabarino...Gabarino won gold in '84 as member of U.S. 800 free relay...Swift broke Gabarino's 100 free Tennessee state record during his prep career at Baylor...majoring in advertising.

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