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Mike Jansen
  • Senior
  • Four-Time All-American
  • Backstroke
  • Wellington, Fla. (Wellington)
  • Club Coach: Lou Echerri
Collegiate Bests
100 Back 48.43p (SECs, 2001)
200 Back 1:43.53p (SECs, 2001)

UF All-Time Rankings: Fourth in the 200 back (1:43.53) and fifth in the 100 back (48.43).

National/International Competition: Finished seventh in the 200-meter backstroke finals at the 2000 U.S. Open, touching the wall in 2:01.03...was 15th at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 backstroke and 27th in the 100 backstroke...participated at 1999 Senior Nationals, where he finished 27th in 200-meter back with time of 2:06.21 and touched the wall at 58.52 in 100-meter back, good for 36th place...competed at the 1998 Summer Junior Nationals in the 100- and 200-meter back, finishing with times of 1:00.28 and 2:11.78, respectively...at '97 Junior Olympics in the 100-yard back clocked time of 52.48.

2000-2001: Part of the 400 yard medley relay team that came in 10th place with a time of 3:13.51 at the 2001 NCAA Championships...At the 2001 SEC Championships he was part of the third place 400-yard medley relay (3.12.82) and third place 200-yard medley relay team while individually coming in third in the 200-yard backstroke (1:44.38)...placed first in the 200-yard back in a dual meet with Tennessee, clocking in at 1:48.39...won the 200-yard backstroke at Miami...was second in the 100 back at the Florida Atlantic/Indian River tri-meet...was second in the 200-yard backstroke versus Auburn and in the Auburn/Arizona State tri-meet...won the 200-yard backstroke at Florida State with a time of 1:49.02...placed first in the 200-yard backstroke against Michigan with a time of 1:48.21, while his 400-yard medley relay team came in first with a time of 3:21.78...placed second in the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.21) and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke (50.89) at the SEC Eastern Division Dual Meet Extravaganza...swam on fourth-place 400-yard medley relay team that finished the event in 3:25.92.

1999-2000: At NCAA Championships, earned All-America honors in the 200m backstroke, finishing seventh with time of 1:56.25...Placed 19th in 100m backstroke, clocking 54.45...at SEC Championships, placed first in 200 back preliminaries with career-best time of 1:43.79, automatically qualifying for NCAAs with then-third fastest time in the nation during the year...finished fourth in finals with time of 1:44.60...placed seventh in the 100 back finals with career-best time of 48.68, provisionally qualifying for NCAAs...set then-career bests in 100- (50.38) and 200-yard backstroke (1:48.23) events at Auburn...placed first in 200y back against FSU...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll. 1998-99: At the SEC Championships, clocked season-best time in the 200 back prelims (1:48.29) to advance to the consolation finals in the event...in the finals, placed 12th (1:49.64)...also had strong performance in the 100 back at SECs, finishing 17th in 50.80, his second-best time all season...throughout the year showed solid improvement with best times coming during the big meets at the conclusion of the season...clocked season-best time in the 100 back (50.53) as leadoff on 400 medley relay team in dual meet action versus Tennessee.

High School: 1998 graduate of Wellington High School...took fourth in the 100-yard back at Florida State High School Championships...also finished in the top-10 at state meet in the 200 IM...team captain at Wellington and is school record-holder in both the 100 back and 200 IM...swam for Wellington H.S. and Wellington Swim Club Team under Lou Echerri.

Personal: Born Michael Joseph Jansen on May 7, 1980 in St. Louis, Mo...son of Michael and Jacqueline Jansen...Excellent student...President of National Honor Society at Wellington and ranked in the top one percent of graduating class...also played football and volleyball at Wellington...career ambition is to become a pediatrician ...majoring in microbiology


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