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Austin Detra


Sarasota, Fla. (Sarasota Christian)
Austin Detra

Career Best Times


50 Free: 22.50            (2009 Florida Swimming Senior Championships)

100 Free: 47.76          (2008 Princeton Invitational)

200 Free: 1:39.46      (2009 Florida Swimming Senior Championships)

500 Free: 4:27.41      (2009 Florida Swimming Senior Championships)

1000 Free: 9:34.02    (LSU, 10/22/08)

1650 Free: 15:21.90  (2008 Princeton Invitational)


National/International Competition

2008 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier … The 2007 YMCA National Champion in the 500, 1000 and 1650 free … 2006 and 2007 National Qualifier.


At Florida

2008-09: Named to the 2009 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll…Saw action in seven of UF’s dual competitions throughout the season…Had a career-best meet at the three-day Princeton Big Al Invitational in Princeton, N.J. … Placed fourth overall in the mile (15:21.90), securing an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the event…Claimed seventh in the 200-yard free (1:41.13) after clocking a 1:40.95 in prelims, took 11th overall in the 500-yard free (4:27.78) and 23rd in the 100 free (49.10) after swimming a career-best 47.76 in preliminaries…Also swam as a member of the fourth-place 800-yard free relay in Princeton…Swam a season-best 1000-yard free (9:34.02) when the Gators visited LSU in Baton Rouge, where he placed fifth overall in the distance event…Staked claim on three season-bests when the Gators traveled to Orlando, Fla., for the 2009 Florida Swimming Senior Championships, in the 50 free (22.50), 200 free (1:39.46) and 500 free (4:27.41)…Additionally took second in the 500 free (4:41.43) and third in the 1000-yard free when South Carolina visited Gainesville (9:39.78)…Wrapped up the dual meet season with a fourth-place finish in the 200 free against Indian River State College (1:43.70).


High School

A 2007 Florida State Champion in 200 and 500 free … 2005, 2006 and 2007 All-American in both the 200 and 500 free … 2006-2007 Sarasota Herald Swimmer of the Year … Four-year member of the Honor Roll … Coached at Sarasota Christian by Steve Brown.



Member of the Sarasota YMCA Sharks, coached by Ira Kline … The 500 and 400-meter free team record holder … Three-time team captain.



Born Austin J. Detra on March 2, 1990, in Sun Prairie, Wis. … Son of William and Allison Detra … Has one sister, Holly (23) … Chose UF because of the coaching staff and teammates … Also considered Wisconsin and OSU … Enjoys playing video games in his spare time … Future ambitions include becoming a swim coach … Majoring in Psychology.










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