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Janelle Atkinson
  • Junior (Redshirt)
  • Freestyle
  • Jamaica (The Bolles School)
  • Olympian
  • 10-time All-American
  • All-SEC
Career Best Times
(Yards)
Event Time Date Opponent
50 free 24.23 10.19.2001 Michigan
100 free 50.52 2004 SEC Championships
200 free 1:46.66 2002 NCAA Championships
500 free 4:37.93 2001 NCAA Championships
1,000 free 9:34.85 11.16.2001 Florida State
1,650 free 16:01.01 2002 NCAA Championships
100 back 59.26 10.13.2001 SEC Invitational
200 back 2:06.21 01.06.2001 FAU
(Long Course Meters)
Event Time    
50 free 26.97    
100 free 57.21    
200 free 2:01.11    
400 free 4:08.87    
800 free 8:34.94    
1,500 free 16:24.61    
100 back 1:06.63    
100 fly 1:03.79    
(Short Course Meters)
Event Time Date Opponent
1,500 free 16:24.57 2004 NCAA Championships

UF All-Time Ranking: Ninth in the 200 free (1:46.66) ... Third in the 500 free (4:37.93) ... Third in the 1,650 free (16:01.01) ... Tied for third, fifth and ninth in the 800 FR (7:07.82, 7:07.85, 7:11.06) … Ninth in the 400 FR (3:18.50).

National/International Competition: Swam a provisional time of 4:20.50 in the 400-meter free at 2004 USA Spring Nationals and placed seventh in the B final of the 400 free (4:21.06) … Placed sixth (C) in the 200 free (2:05.83), 11th in the 800 free (8:51.90), recorded a provisional qualifying time in the 200 free (2:04.94) in the preliminaries, and was a member of the third place 800 FR team (8:19.53) at the 2003 U.S. Open (12/4-6) … Claimed four gold and two silver medals at the 2002 Caribbean Islands Swimming Championships … Swam at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, receiving bronze medals in the 400- and 800-meter free … Won two events and set meet records in the 400 (4:05.39) and 800-meter free (8:20.13) at the 2001 U.S. Open in Long Island, N.Y. ... Swam at the 2001 Goodwill Games claiming second overall for the 800-meter free (8:39.71) and third overall in the 400-meter free (4:16.38) ... At the 2000 U.S. Open she won the 800-meter free in 8:29.13, placed fourth in the finals of the 200-meter free in addition to swimming on the first-place 800-meter free relay team and second-place 400-meter FR team ... Swam for the Jamaican Olympic Team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia … Won the silver medal in the 200-, 400- and 800-meter free at the Pan American Games while competing for Jamaica in August 1999 …The first Caribbean female to win a swimming medal at the Pan American Games … Placed fifth in the 800-meter free at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 … Also finished ninth in the 200- and 400-meter free … Holds Jamaican national records in the 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m free … Also holds the national record in the 100-meter fly…Has represented Jamaica in international/Caribbean meets since 1994.

At Florida:
2003-04:
Earned three All-SEC honors … Academic All-SEC … Five first-place finishes and 11 top-three finishes … Eleven NCAA provisional qualifying times … Competed at NCAAs, finishing 19th in the 1,500-meter free (16:24.57), 26th in the 200-meter free (2:00.35) and 36th in the 400-meter free (4:12.42) … Fourth in the 500 free with an automatic time of 4:45.28 and fifth in the 200 free with an automatic time of 1:47.41 at the SEC Championships … Swam a career-best time of 50.52 in the 100 free prelims at SECs … Member of the third-place 800 FR team with an automatic qualifying time of 7:07.82 at SECs … Third in the 200-meter free with a provisional time of 2:04.50 vs. No. 1 Auburn (1/23) and also swam a provisional time of 4:20.72 in the 400-meter free to finish fourth against the Tigers … Finished second in the 100 free (51.71) vs. No. 16 Arizona State (1/9) … Competed in the short course meters meet with the Sun Devils (1/10) and swam a provisional time in the 1,500-meter free (16:42.91) … First in the 100 free (51.30), second in the 50 free (24.10), and swam on the 400 FR team with the best time (3:28.40) vs. Kentucky (1/3) … Won the 1,000 free (9:52.50) at South Carolina (11/14) … Second in the 500 free (4:49.14) at Georgia (11/13) … Second in the 50 free (23.86) vs. FSU (11/11) …Won both the 100 and 200 free vs. TCU (10/24) … First in the 500 free with a B time of 4:49.14 vs. Arkansas (10/23) … Third place finish in 200 free (1:50.36), a provisional mark … Finished third in the 200 free (1:50.36), placed eighth (1:00.51) in the 100 back, and a member of the second place 200 FR team (1:37.33) in the Florida Invitational … Member of the 400 MR which placed first (3:46.79) in the Michigan-FAU dual meet… Finished fourth in the 50 free (24.25).

2002-03: Did not compete and redshirted due to injury.

2001-02: Earned five All-America honors at NCAA Championships in the 200, 500, and 1,650-yard free, and the 400 and 800 FR … Placed second and recorded a collegiate best at the NCAA Championships in the 1,650 free (16:01.01) … Recorded a collegiate best time of 1:46.66 in the 200 free at the NCAA Championships … Named First Team All-SEC … Won the 500 free (4:42.88) at the 2002 SEC Championships and scored silver in the 1,650 freestyle (1:48.25) … Member of the 200 FR team that set a school record at the SEC Championships ... Finished the season winning four of six distance free events ... Owned two top-five times in the Taper & Shave College Quick 50 national times with the fourth-fastest 500 free time (4:40.48) and second-fastest 1,650 free time (16:05.95) ... Swam a perfect meet against No. 2 Auburn (1/25), winning the 1,000 free (9:41.01), 200 free (1:47.43) and the 500 free (4:44.26) ... Finished the regular season undefeated in the 500 free … Set a collegiate best time of 9:34.85 in the 1,000 free against Florida State (11/26), winning the event by more than 38 seconds … Finished 27 seconds faster (9:40.87) than the second place time in the 1,000 free against Florida Atlantic (2/9).

2000-01: Named First Team All-SEC … At NCAA Championships, earned All-America honors in the 200, 500, and 1,650 free and as a member of the 400 and 800 FR teams, along with scoring the ninth most points (46) for an individual in the meet … Won the 500 free (4:43.48) and the 1,650 free (16:04.42) at SEC Championships … Placed first in the 200 free setting a season-best time of 1:48.96 vs. Tennessee (2/3) … Swam a collegiate best time of 2:05.07 to win the 200 fly against Miami (1/27) … Won the 100 back in 59.73 seconds vs. Indian River C.C. and Florida Atlantic (1/26) … Posted two first-place finishes in the Gators win vs. Texas (1/13), winning the 1,650 free with an automatic qualifying time of 16:10.74 and the 500 free (4:48.02) … Won the 200 free (1:48.94) and touched the wall in 51.76 seconds to win the 100 free vs. Auburn and Arizona State (1/6) … Placed first in three events at the Auburn Dual Meet (1/5), the 1,000 free (9:41.77), 500 free (4:44.28) and the 200 free (1:47.73) … Placed first in the 1,000 free (9:45.54), and finished first in the 200 back (2:06.87) vs. Florida State (1/17) … Swam the lead-off leg of the first-place 800 FR team, took second in the finals of the 500 free (4:50.65), and third in the finals of the 200 free (1:50.39) at the SMU Women's Swimming and Diving Classic … Finished first in the 200 free (1:49.68) and the 500 free (4:47.38) vs. SMU, marking collegiate bests in both events…In her first collegiate dual meet, finished second in the 200 free (1:50.59), which also met the NCAA provisional qualifying standard, and met the provisional standard in the 500 free (4:52.05), good for second place, at the SEC Eastern Division Dual Meet Extravaganza.

High School: A 2000 graduate of The Bolles School … Named the 2000 National High School swimmer of the year by Swimming World Magazine … Holds the regional and independent high school record in the 500 yard freestyle … Also holds the school record in the 500 and 200 free.

Club: Member of the Bolles Sharks and coached by Larry Shofe.


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