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Chantal Gibney
  • Senior
  • Freestyle
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Fifteen-Time All-American
  • Olympian
Career Best Times
(Yards)
Event Time Date Opponent
50 free 23.19 2002 SEC Championships
100 free 49.83 2002 SEC Championships
200 free 01:46.3 2002 SEC Championships
500 free 04:57.8 10.10.2001 South Carolina
(Short Course Meters)
Event Time Date Opponent
50 free 25.95 2004 NCAA Championships
100 free 57.89 01.10.2004 Arizona State
200 free 02:03.5 01.10.2004 Arizona State
(Long Course Meters)
Event Time    
50 free 26.74    
100 free 57.43    
200 free 02:02.9    
400 free 04:21.2    

UF All-Time Ranking: Ninth in the 50 free (23.19) ... Seventh in the 200 free (1:46.26) ... First, third, fourth and fifth in the 200 FR (1:30.18, 1:30.51, 1:30.57, 1:30.59) … Seventh and ninth in the 400 FR (3:18.11, 3:18.50) … First and third in the 400 MR (3:35.87, 3:38.25) … Fifth, seventh and 10th in the 800 FR (7:07.85, 7:09.03, 7:11.06).

National/International Competition: Set an Irish record in the 400-meter free at the 2003 Irish Short Course Nationals … Finished 40th in the 200-meter free at Spring Nationals (2:05.14) … Competed in four events at the 2002 U.S. Open including the 50-, 100-, 200- and 400-meter free with her best finish of 47th place coming in the 200-meter free (2:08.56) … Set an Irish record, winning the 200-meter free (1:59.50), and also won the 400-meter free (4:15.70) at the Irish Short Course Nationals … Represented Ireland at the European Championships (Berlin, Germany), swimming a personal best time in the 400-meter free (4:21.10) … Competed in the 2002 Charlotte Ultra Swim meet and the Bolles Invitational … Was the 2002 Irish Long Course National Champion in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter free … Member of the 800-meter FR team that placed second (8:09.68) at the 2001 U.S. Open … Member of the 400-meter FR team that placed fourth (3:46.89) at the 2001 U.S. Open ... Was a member of the Irish Olympic team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia ... Was a finalist in the 200 free at the 2000 European Championships.

At Florida:
2003-04:
Earned four All-America honors … Academic All-SEC … Finished in the top-three 17 times … Finished 46th in the preliminaries of the 50 free with a career-best time of 25.95 at the NCAA Championships … Member of the third-place 200-meter FR team (1:40.60), the ninth-place 200-meter MR team (1:52.57) and the fifth-place 800-meter FR team (7:57.90) at the NCAAs … Finished 10th in the 200 free (1:48.59), 16th in the 50 free (23.45), 11th in the 100 free (50.24) at the SEC Championships … Member of the third-place 400 FR team (3:18.11), the fourth-place 200 MR team (1:41.32), the fourth-place 200 FR team (1:31.35) and the third-place 400 MR team (3:38.25) at SECs … Third in the 50 free (24.07) and 100 free (51.87) at Tennessee (1/31) … In the short course meters meet with Arizona State (1/10), won the 200-meter free with a provisional qualifying time of 2:03.53 … Runner-up in the 50-meter free (26.53) and 100-meter free (57.89) at ASU (1/10)… Second in the 100 free (51.80), third in the 200 free (1:52.52), and swam on the 400 MR team which placed first (3:48.67) vs. Kentucky (1/3) … Two second place finishes at South Carolina (11/14) in the 100 free (52.02) and 50 free (24.01) … 200 MR team placed first (1:45.72) at South Carolina (11/14) … 400 FR team placed second at Georgia (11/13) … Swam a provisional qualifying time in the 100 free (50.76) at Georgia (11/13) … Second in the 200 free (1:50.52), a provisional qualifying time, had the fourth best time in the 500 free (4:59.75), and swam on the 400 FR team which finished with the fourth best time (3:36.25) vs. FSU (11/11) … Third in the 50 free (24.33) at TCU (10/24) … First in the 200 free (1:52.09), swam on the 200 FR team which placed first (1:34.41), and fourth in the 500 free (5:05.88) at Arkansas (10/23) … First in the 50 free (24.05) and second in the 100 free (51.77) at the Florida Invitational … 200 MR team placed second (1:44.98) in the Florida Invitational … Second in the 200 free (1:51.97) and the 100 free (51.86), and a member of the first-place 400 FR team (3:29.78) at the Michigan-FAU (10/17) dual meet.

2002-03: Earned four All-America honors as a member of the 200, 400 and 800 FR and the 400 MR … Named to the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll … Registered two top-20 finishes at the NCAA Championships, finishing 17th in the 200 free (1:47.90) and 18th in the 100 free (49.94) … Member of the 400 MR (3:35.87) team that broke their own school record at the NCAA Championships … Earned seven All-SEC honors in the 50, 100 and 200 free and as a member of the 200, 400 and 800 FR and the 400 MR team … Registered two top-eight finishes in the 100 and 200 free with season best times of 50.24 and 1:47.69, respectively at the SEC Championships ... Member of the 400 MR team that a broke school record at the SECs ... Recorded 16 top three times in dual meets …Won the 50 free against Florida Atlantic (2/8) with a time of 23.93 … Touched the wall first in the 50 free vs. Alabama (1/25) in 24.28 … Finished second with a provisional time of 1:50.07 in the 200 free and also placed third in the 100 free in 51.29 vs. Georgia (11/23) … Swam a season-best provisional time of 51.11 in the 100 free and finished third in 50 free in 23.96 against South Carolina (11/15) … Against Michigan (10/24), she won the 100 and 200 free with times of 51.89 and 1:50.88, respectively … Won her first race of the season vs. Indian River C.C. (10/18) with a time of 51.56 in the 100 free.

2001-02: Earned four All-America honors in the 200 free, and the 200, 400 and 800 FR … Placed 10th individually at the NCAA Championships in the 200 free (1:46.66) … Member of the 200, 400 and 800 FR that had two sixth place and one fourth place finish, respectively (1:30.57/3:18.50/7:07.85) … Named to the All-SEC team … Member of the 200 FR team that set a school record at SEC Championships with a time of 1:30.18 … Won the bronze at the SEC Championships in the 200 free with a collegiate best time of 1:46.26 ... Swam collegiate best times of 49.83 and 23.19 in the 100 and 50 free at the SEC Championships, placing sixth and 10th, respectively … Posted 19 top-three finishes, including six wins … In her first and only 1,000 free performance of the season, she claimed first (10:12.42) against Tennessee (2/2) ... Claimed two second place finishes against defending national champion Georgia in the Gators first defeat of the Bulldogs in seven years ... First women's swimmer of the season to be named SEC Athlete of the Week after winning two events against Tennessee … Won the 100 (51.70) and 200 free (1:51.04) vs. Michigan (10/19) … Against South Carolina (10/10), won the 500 free (4:57.75) and finished runner-up in the 200 free (1:51.13) … Posted two second-place finishes against Clemson in the 50 and 100 free (23.84/51.46) … Placed first in the 50 free (24.23) in a double dual meet vs. Miami and Indian River C.C. (10/20).

2000-01: At the NCAA Championships she earned All-America honors as a member of the 200, 400 and 800 FR teams … Swam a collegiate best time of 1:49.11 in the 200 free to finish 11th at SEC Championships … Finished second in the 50 free (24.07) in a dual meet with Tennessee (2/3) ... Swam a collegiate best in the 50 free (23.89), the 100 free (52.25) and the 200 free (1:51.85) vs. Texas (1/12) … Finished fifth in the 500 free (5:01.27) against Auburn and Arizona State (1/6) … In her first meet as a Gator, she placed sixth in both the 100 (52.52) and 200 free (1:52.23) against Auburn (1/5).

Club: Swam for the Broward Aquatic swim team in Ft. Lauderdale during the summer, coached by Peter Banks … Also swam for the Blue Wave swim team … Member of the Terenure swim team (Dublin) … Was a member of the Trojan Swim team (Dublin) for 14 years and was the women's team captain in 1998.


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