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Cerian Gibbes
  • Junior
  • Breaststroke
  • All-American
  • Olympian
  • Trinidad (The Bolles School)
Career Best Times
Long Course
100-meter Breast - 1:13.93
200-meter Breast - 2:38.96
200-meter IM - 2:28.09
Short Course
100-yard Breast - 1:03.60
200-yard Breast - 2:16.90
200-yard IM - 2:05.71

UF All-Time Rankings: Tenth in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.61)...Third, seventh and ninth in the 200-yard medley relay (1:40.24, 1:40.80, 1:41.25) ... Ninth in the 400-yard medley relay (3:40.34).

National/International Competition: Placed 18th in the finals of both the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke and competed in the preliminary heats of the 400-meter individual medley, in addition to swimming on the eighth-place 400-meter medley relay team at the 2000 U.S. Open...A member of the Trinidad National team...Represented Trinidad at the World Short Course Championships, the Pan-Pacific Championships and the Pan-American Games...In the U.S., has competed in the Speedo Junior National Championships twice...Also competed in the U.S. Senior National Championships twice.

At Florida:
2002-03:
Earned Academic All-SEC honors...Finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a season-best time of 2:19.18 against Florida State...Touched the wall in 2:20.89 to finish runner-up in the 200-yard breaststroke vs. Michigan...Won the 100-yard breaststroke, touching the wall in a time of 1:05.40 against Indian River Community College...

2001-02: Competed in the 2002 NCAA Championships in three events (200 Breast, 200 MR, 400 MR)...As a member of the 200- and 400-yard medley relay teams she earned two All-America honors...Her 200-yard medley relay team placed seventh at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:40.24, fourth in Florida's history...Placed 11th at the NCAA Championships in the 400-yard medley relay team, and the time of 3:40.34 ranks eighth in Florida's records...Had 11 top-three finishes...Scored in the finals in both of the individual events she competed in at the SEC Championships, 100- and 200-yard breaststroke, and in fourth as a member of the 200-yard medley relay team...Won three championship swims during the season including one against No. 2 Auburn in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:16.53)...Swam a collegiate best time of 2:07.39 in the 200-yard individual medley, placing third against Tennessee ...Had a second place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke against Texas (1:04.86)... Against Penn State she placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:19.38)...Posted a first place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.13) and finished runner-up in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:19.31) versus Florida State...Had a time of 2:21.28, posting a second-place finish against South Carolina...Placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.20) versus Michigan...Against Kentucky won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:09.41.

2000-01: A member of the 200-yard medley relay team that finished in a time of 1:43.22 to place fourth at the 2001 SEC Championships...Won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:05.44 and the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:20.96 vs. Tennessee... Swam a winning and collegiate best time of 2:19.91 in the 200-yard breaststroke vs. Miami...Won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:20.09 in the win over Texas...Against Auburn and Arizona State she swam a 2:22.23 in the 200-yard breaststroke to finish third...Was a member of the second-place 400-yard medley relay team vs. SMU.

High School: A 2000 graduate of The Bolles School...At the 2000 Florida State Championship, placed second in the 100-meter breaststroke...In 1999, finished fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke at the Florida High School State Championships.

Club: Member of the Flying Fish.

Personal: Born Cerian Gibbes on September 25, 1982 in Trinidad...Daughter of Clyde and Sian Gibbes...Was Vice President of the Bolles International League of Students...Enjoys going to the beach and most outdoor activities...Interested in environmental science... Major is Geography.


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