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Jonathan Strauss
  • (2000-04)
  • Backstroke
  • Miami, Fla. (Ransom Everglades)

Career Best Times:
Long Course (Meters)

100 Back - 1:00.35
200 Back - 2:08.97

Short Course (Yards)
100 Back - 52.17 (All-American Invitational, 3/9/03)
200 Back - 1:50.45 (All-American Invitational, 3/9/03)

National/International Competition: Competed in 2004 U.S. Spring Nationals ... Highest individual finish was 49th in 200-meter back (2:12.58).

At Florida:
2003-04:
SEC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Fourth in 200-meter back (2:13.67) and swam exhibition in both the 400-meter FR (3:35.54) and 400-meter MR (4:03.28) vs. Alabama (1/24/04) ... Fourth in 200 back (1:53.32) and fifth as member of 200 MR team (1:39.16) at TCU (1/17/04) ... Seventh in both 100 back (53.51) and 200 back (1:53.50) at Texas A&M (1/15/04) ... Second in 200 back (1:53.42) and swam on 400 MR team (3:34.93) that was exhibitioned vs. Kentucky (1/3/04) ... Second in 200 back (1:53.16) and sixth as member of 400 MR team (3:37.04) vs. Florida State (11/11/03) ... Fifth in 100 back (54.13) and ninth in 400 IM (4:13.08) at Florida Invitational (10/18/03) 2002-03: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Swam a collegiate-best time of 52.17 in the 100 back at the All-American Invitational ... Touched the wall second in a time of 1:52.88 in the 200 back against Florida Atlantic (2/8/03) ... Placed seventh in 200 back (1:54.16) at Auburn (1/24/03) ... Finished fourth in the 100 back (53.49) and sixth in the 200 back (1:54.42) at the Gator Swim Club Classic (12/6/02) ... Swam the 200 back and was the lead-off swimmer of the 400 MR at Penn State (10/26/02) ... Placed third in 200 back (1:56.13) and clocked in fifth in the 100 back (53.76) against Indian River CC (10/18/02) ... Recorded a fourth-place finish as a member of the 400 MR team (3:30.48) vs. LSU (10/11/02).

2001-2002: Swam lead-off for the 200 MR, 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM at Southern States ... Touched the wall in 1:55.28 in the 200 back and 3:35.98 in the 400 MR against Alabama (1/26/02) ... Clocked in at 1:54.86 in the 200 back against Penn State (1/5/02) ... Finished seventh in both the 100 back and the 200 back against Florida State (11/16/01) ... Participated as an exhibition swimmer in the 200 back against Miami/Indian River CC (10/20/01) ... Was a member of the exhibition 400 MR team (3:44.46) and also clocked in at 1:58.94 in the 200 back against Kentucky (10/14/01).

2000-2001: Finished fourth in the 200 back at TCU (1/20/01) with a time of 1:58.29 ... Was 16th in both the 100 back (55.64) and the 50 free (23.77) at the Auburn/Arizona State tri-meet (1/6/01) ... Came in sixth in the 200 back at Florida State (11/17/00) with a time of 2:02.73 ... Was sixth in the 200 back, touching the wall in 2:06.57 at Alabama (10/21/00) and was part of the fifth place 400 FR team that finished in 3:23.83 in the same meet.

High School: Swam for Coach Andy de Angelo at Ransom Everglades High School in Miami ... Was a state champion and first team All-American in 2000 ... Placed 10th in the 100 back at the 1999 Florida State Championships ... Finished 15th in the 200 IM at the same meet ... Was named Dade County MVP in 1999-2000 ... Team was district champion in 1998.

Club: Competed for Swim Gym ... Coached by Robert Strauss.

Personal: Born on Dec. 16, 1982 in Miami ... Father, Robert, is a swim coach ... Father and brother, Alan, swam at the University of Miami ... While in high school, also participated in water polo ... Majoring in sport management.


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