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2013 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Christian Homer

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CLASS
JR
Hometown
Trinidad and Tobago
Experience
School
Plymouth Leander International

One-time NCAA All-American

One-time All-SEC

2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection

2012 SEC All-Freshman Team Honoree

 

Top Times

(Yards)

50 Free:                 20.40      (2014 SEC Championships)

100 Back:              47.84      (2014 SEC Championships)

100 Fly:                  46.80      (2014 SEC Championships)

 

(Meters)

50 Free:                 24.55      (2012 US Santa Clara International)

100 Free:               53.22      (2012 Spring Southern Zone Sectionals)

50 Back:                26.82      (2012 NC Charlotte Ultra Swim)

100 Back:              56.86      (2011 Winter National Championships)

50 Fly:                    26.43      (2012 NC Charlotte Ultra Swim)

100 Fly:                  55.31      (2012 Spring Southern Zone Sectionals)

 

UF Rankings:

100 Butterfly:           Eighth (46.80)

100 Backstroke:      10th (46.84)

200 Medley Relay:   First (1:24.53)

 

International/National:

Youth Olympic Gold Medalist in the 50 back with a time of 26.36 seconds (national record) in 2010… He earned Trinidad and Tobago’s first gold medal at an Olympic event since Montreal (1976).

 

At Florida

2013-14:

NCAA Championships: Earned his first career All-American honor as part of Florida’s fifth-place 200-yard medley relay team (1:24.82)… SEC Championships: Captured an SEC Championship, as he was a member of the 200-yard medley relay team that placed first in a time of 1:24.53… Individually, Homer won the consolation final of the 100-yard butterfly in a personal-best time of 46.80 seconds and he placed 11th in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 47.07 seconds… Earned four individual wins and was a member of two first-place relay teams during dual meets and invitational competition… Honors: All-American… SEC Champion… First-Team All-SEC… 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

 

2012-13:

SEC Championships: Set personal-best times in three events including the 100-yard backstroke (10th place, 47.69), 100-yard butterfly (18th place, 47.62) and in the 50-yard freestyle (28th place, 20.47)… Competed in various events during dual meets and invitational competition throughout the season.

 

2011-12:

SEC Championships: Tabbed as a 2012 SEC All-Freshman Team performer following his ninth place swim in the 100-yard butterfly and 15th place effort in the 100-yard backstroke… Made his UF debut against Florida Atlantic where he claimed the first place in the 100-yard backstroke (51.58) and runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly (51.59)… Competed in various events at other dual meets and invitational competition throughout the season… Honors: SEC All-Freshman Team.

 

Prior to Florida:

Named the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee’s Junior Sportsman of the Year and Youth Achiever of the Year by the Trinidad Guardian Sports Desk Awards in 2010… Selected as the 2010 First Citizens Sports Foundation Junior Sportsman of the Year… Caribbean Island Swimming Champion and Caribbean Age-Group Swimming champion… Was selected to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India… Nominated by ASATT as Swimmer of the Year in his age group… Swam under Franz Huggins with the Areios Aquatechs club team… Parents are Paul Charmaine.

 

Coach Troy on Christian:

“Christian is a true speed-athlete as he excels in all three strokes.”

 

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