- Sebastien Rousseau
- Cape Town, South Africa (SACS)
14-time All-American Selection
13-time All-SEC Selection
2014 SEC Champion 200 Free
2014 SEC Champion 200 IM
2014 SEC Champion 200 Fly
Three-time All-SEC Freshman Selection
2008 & 2012 Olympian for South Africa
2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
Career Top Times
200 Free: 1:33.23 (2014 SEC Championships)
500 Free: 4:15.31 (2013 NCAA Championships)
200 Fly: 1:41.07 (2014 SEC Championships)
200 IM: 1:42.22 (2014 SEC Championships)
400 IM: 3:40.77 (2013 Ohio State Invitational)
1:48.51 (2013 US Open Championships)
400 Free: 3:59.34 (2010 FL SZ Sectional Championships)
57.34 (2012 GSC Summer Invitational)
200 Back: 2:02.77 (2012 GSC Summer Invitational)
100 Fly: 54.07 (2011bSouth Africa National and Youth Open Championships)
200 Fly: 1:54.51 (2009 World Championships)
200 IM: 1:59.55 (2011 Winter National Championships)
400 IM: 4:11.11 (2013 US Open Championships)
UF All-Time Rankings:
200 Free: Seventh (1:33.87)
500 Free: Fourth (4:15.31)
200 Fly: Third (1:41.52)
200 IM: Eighth (1:43.58)
400 IM: Eighth (3:41.69)
200 Free Relay: First (1:16.52)
400 Free Relay: Second (2:50.051)
800 Free Relay: First (6:13.03)
400 Medley Relay: Tenth (3:08.48)
100 Fly: Seventh (54.07)
200 Fly: First (1:54.51)
400 IM: First (4:11.11)
National/International Competition: Competed in the 2012 London Olympics as part of South Africa’s 800 free relay team that finished eighth… Is a two time Olympic finalist and two time World Championship finalist … Owns South Africa’s 400 IM record of 4:11.11 … Held the South African 200-meter fly National Record (1:54.51) from when he competed at the 2009 FINA World Championships, and a part of the Nation’s record holding 800 Free Relay Team that competed at the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Italy…Named the Male High Point of the 2013 US Open after going a perfect four-for-four in the 200 fly, 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 free … Swam at the 2011 FINA World Championships, narrowly missing the finals of the 200 fly as he finished 17th in 1:57.15 and part of the 800-meter freestyle relay team from south Africa that finished 12th…At the 2012 Durban South Africa National Aquatic Championships, finished third in the 200 free (1:48.69), second in the 200 fly (1:57.88), third in the 200 IM (2:00.37) and fourth in the 400 IM (4:17.83)…2011 Telkom South Africa National Championships 200 fly (1:57.95) silver medalist…Won silver on South Africa’s 400-meter medley relay squad at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India…Also won a bronze on his country’s 800-meter free relay team at the same event…Swam personal-bests times at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the 200 fly (1:57.45), 200 free (1:51.08), 200 IM (2:02.33) and 400 IM (4.29.07)…Times in the 200 fly (second) and 200 IM (eighth) are top-10 in school history…Competed at the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships in Irvine, Calif., finishing 14th in the 200-meter fly (1:58.52) and 400-meter IM (4:29.07), as well as 17th in the 200-meter IM (2:03.98) and 35th in the 100-meter fly (54.88)…Competed at the 2008 Olympics as a member of the 800-meter free relay team that came in eighth.
Respected by his coaches and peers for leading by example and called one of the most consistent trainers to compete at Florida … Named the SEC Swimmer of the Meet and earned Florida’s 12th Commissioner’s Trophy after scoring the most points at the 2014 SEC Championships … Registered a maximum three individual SEC titles after entering the meet without winning an individual title in his three previous seasons … Set the SEC record in the 200 butterfly in a time of 1:41.07 … Also touched first in the 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley …Part of UF’s school record setting and SEC Champion 800 free relay (6:13.03) … At NCAAs, finished eighth in the 200 fly (1:44.34) and ninth in the 400 IM (3:40.77) … Helped UF’s 800 free relay to a silver medal in a time of 6:14.74 … Picked up his first career 200 free relay All-American honor as part of a fifth place finish (1:16.98) … Part of UF’s school record 200 free relay team in prelims (1:16.52) … Won eleven individual events and competed on ten first place relays during dual meet and invitational season prior to SEC Championships … Swept four events at the 2013 U.S. Open and earned the Male High Point award for his performance … Collected SEC Athlete of the Week honors for the fourth time in his career for his performance versus Alabama after taking the 200 fly in a time of 1:45.71 … Named to 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13: 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection…Earned his second NCAA Championship with the 800 free relay that finished in a school record 6:13.27…Totaled four All-America honors, with a fourth place finish in the 200 fly touching the wall in a personal-best 1:41.52 and posted another personal-best time of 4:15.31 to take eighth in the 500 free…Swam as part of the SEC Champion 800 free relay that combined for the third-best time in school history of 6:14.76...Recorded two second place finishes at the SEC Championships, as he took second in the 200 fly (1:42.18) and was second in the 200 free (1:34.02), also finished fourth in the 200 IM (1:43.58) setting another personal-best to earn four All-SEC honors...Swept the butterfly events as he took first in the 100 (48.74) and 200 fly (1:45.34) against Tennessee...Took second in the 200 free (1:37.91) and third in the 200 IM (1:49.70) against Auburn...Won all three individual events, 400 IM (3:42.91), 500 free (4:17.53) and 200 fly (1:43.45) at the SMU Classic to earn his third SEC Male Swimmer of the Week honor...Claimed the win in the 400 IM (3:41.69) and the 200 IM (1:44.02) setting a meet records in both, finished second in the 200 fly (1:43.01) and 11th in the 200 back (1:45.58) at the Ohio State Invitational, earned SEC Male Swimmer of the Week for the second time of the season...Won the 200 fly (1:47.13) and finished second in the 200 back (1:49.00) against in-state rival Florida State...Finished first in the 200 free posting a time of 1:37.39 and won the 100 breast with a time of 56.77, and added a second place finish in the 100 free (45.37) against Texas A&M...Grabbed a win in the 200 free stopping the clock in 1:37.72 and finished second in the 100 fly in 49.66 at South Carolina...Won a trio of events against Georgia, taking first in the 200 fly (1:45.73), 200 back (1:47.99) and 200 IM (1:48.45) to earn SEC Male Swimmer of the Week...Took first in the 500 free (4:25.47), 400 IM (3:51.15) and 200 fly (1:46.41), took second in the 200 back (1:47.43) and finished third in the 200 IM (1:50.37) and the 100 back (50.81) at the All-Florida Invitational…Helped lead the Gators to their 13th consecutive top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships, all under Head Coach Gregg Troy.
2011-12: Redshirted for the 2011-12 year and did not see any competition.
2010-11: Earned four All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Championships, bringing his career total to six…Won his first NCAA Championship as part of the 800 free relay team, and finished seventh in both the 200 free and fly competitions. His 1:34.19 in the 200 fly at the NCAA Championships, is a personal-best time…Earned two All-SEC honors, bringing his career total to four…Broke both the SEC and school record as part of the 800 free relay squad at the 2011 conference championships…Took home bronze at the SEC Championships in the 200 fly, with a 1:42.80 mark that ranks fourth in school history, and also finished fourth in the 200 IM, touching in 1:44.50…Captured the 200 fly title against SEC foe Auburn, touching in 1:46.04…Swam the second leg of the first-place 800 FR at the SMU Classic, while also finishing third in the 400 IM (season-best, 3:52.98) and fourth in both the 200 fly and 500 free…Won the 400 IM with a 3:53.92 NCAA qualifying time against Georgia Tech…Against rival Florida State, won both the 200 fly and IM, and finished second in the 100 fly…Clinched dual victories against LSU in both the 200 (1:38.94) and 500 free (4:31.81), while also swimming the third leg of the first-place 400 MR…Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 11th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s.
2009-10: Earned the first two All-America honors of his career at the 2010 NCAA Championships by placing sixth in the 200-yard fly and 12th in the 400-yard IM…A two-time All-SEC selection as a member of the 800 free relay and 400 medley relay UF squads…A three-time freshman All-SEC selection as the highest freshman finisher in the 400 IM, 200 IM and 200 fly after finishing third in the 400 IM and fourth in the 200 IM and fly… Placed second in the 200 fly vs. Auburn (1:47.62)…Won the 200 fly (1:47.97) in his Orange and Blue debut in the win over FAU.
High School: Graduated from Abbotts College where he swam under Karoly Von Toros…Trained with the Vineyard Swim Club.