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James Turner


Ft. Pierce, Fla. (Lincoln Park Academy)
James Turner

Four-Time All-American Selection


Career Best Times


50 Free: 19.89                     (2011 Bulldog Invitational)

100 Free: 43.35                   (2011 Bulldog Invitational)

200 Free: 1:38.91               (2009 Florida Swimming Senior Championships)
400 Free: 4:58.34               (2011 All-Florida Invitational)
1,650 Free:
17:55.76          (2007 FG ABC Invitational)

50 Back: 25.60                    (2009 Gamecock Invitational)

100 Back: 50.81                 (2010 Florida Swimming Senior Championships)

100 Fly: 48.98                      (2012 SEC Championships)
200 Fly: 2:03.61                   (2011 All-Florida Invitational)



50 Free: 23.44                     (2012 IN Purdue Invite)

100 Free: 51.45                   (2012 IN Purdue Invite)

200 Free: 1:58.05               (2009 FL Southern Zone LC Sectionals)

400 Free: 4:37.49               (2010 FL Dr. Aspi Doctor Memorial)
50 Back: 29.89                    (2010 FG SPEEDO International AG)

100 Back: 1:02.36              (2010 Florida Swimming Senior Championships)

100 Fly: 56.64                      (2011 Nationals TT)


National/International Competition: Tallied two personal-best times at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships in Palo Alto, Calif., when he finished 137th in the 50 free (23.73) and 148th in the 100 free (51.49)…Finished 15th in the 50 free at the 2007 Summer Junior Nationals … Also placed 36th in the 100 free.


At Florida

2011-12: Grabbed two All-America honors at the 2012 NCAA Championships as a member of both the 200 and 400 free relay teams to conclude his Gator career with four total All-America nods. Also finished 39th in the 50 free (20.01), 31st in the 100 free (43.75) at the meet…Finished 12th in the 100 free (43.84), 21st in the 100 fly (48.98, personal best) and was part of both the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams at the 2012 SEC Championships – earning two All-SEC honors in the process…Finished four-five in the 50 (20.51) and 100 free (45.96), respectively, in the win against Tennessee…Took seventh in both the 50m and 100m free touching in 24.43 and 54.37, respectively in Florida’s win over Auburn…Won the 50 free (21.00) and finished second in the 100 free (46.93) against FAU…At the Georgia Tech Invitational touched the pad in 45.76 for a ninth-place finish in the 100 free…Finished third in both the 50 and 100 free touching in 20.85 and 45.93, respectively, against Florida State…In the meet against Georgia took third in the 100m free (53.65) and fourth in the 50m free (24.56).


2010-11: A two-time 2011 All-American…Finished 10th as a member of the 400 freestyle and 15th as a part of the 200 freestyle relay team at the 2011 NCAA Championships…Swam the first leg of the 200 freestyle relay team that finished first against Indian River State College with a 20.46 split...Finished second in both the 50 and 100 free against SEC opponent Tennessee in a personal-best 20.38 and season-best 44.69, respectively…A member of both the 200 medley and freestyle relay teams that finished first against Florida Atlantic, while also finishing third individually in the 100 free (46.36)…Finished third in both the 50 (21.36) and 100 free (46.46) against LSU, while also swimming the final leg of the 400 medley relay team that took third…Opened the season at the All-Florida Invitational with three top-three relay performances – taking first as part of the 200 freestyle relay, second as part of the 200 medley relay and third with the 400 medley relay team…Part of the 400 freestyle relay team that had seven top-three finishes on the year…Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 11th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s.


2009-10: Finished third in the 100 free vs. FAU (45.84)…Part of the fourth-place 200 free relay squad at the Georgia Tech Invitational (1:21.63)...Finished seventh as part of the 200 free relay team (1:24.75) at the south Carolina Invitational.


2008-09: Swam in a total of nine competitions for the Gators during his freshman campaign, including duals against LSU, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida State, Virginia, Florida Atlantic…Also participated in the 2008 Princeton Big Al Invitational and swam at the 2009 Florida Swimming Senior Championships in Orlando, Fla., at the end of February…Claimed the Princeton Big Al Invite title in the men’s 100-yard free (44.44)…Also swam on the second place 200-yard free, 400-yard free and 200-yard medley relays at the Princeton Invite…Took sixth individually in the 50 free (20.53) and 200 free (1:40.42)…Had a career-best meet at the 2009 Florida Swimming Senior Championships, setting season-best marks in the 50 free (20.40), 200 free (1:38.91) and 100 fly (51.29)…Swam the 50 & 100-yard races against LSU, Georgia and Virginia…Exhibitioned the 50 against South Carolina and the 50 & 100 versus Florida State…Capped off Florida’s dual meet season with a victory in the 50 free (21.24 ) against Florida Atlantic and finished second in the 100 free (46.45) against the Owls.


Prior to Florida: The 2006 and 2007 Florida High School State Champion in the 100 free…2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 Swimmer of the Year…A three-time high school All-American in 50 and 100 free…2005 and 2006 Treasure Coast Swimmer of the Year…Member of the Pinch-A-Penny All-State team…Holds Lincoln Park Academy records in the 50, 100 and 200 free and 100 back…Graduated with high honors from high school…Involved with church youth group…High school coach at Lincoln Park was Duncan Sherrard.


Club: Member of Indian River Aquatics, coached by Duncan Sherrard.

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