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Anna Chapman
  • Senior
  • Distance Freestyle
  • St. Simons Island, Ga./Glynn Academy
  • Club Coach: Buddy Baarcke
Career Best Times
Long Course
200-meter Free - 2:04.91
400-meter Free - 4:22.31
800-meter Free - 8:58.37
1,500-meter Free - 17:00.75
Short Course
100-yard Free - 52.80
200-yard Free - 1:49.17
500-yard Free - 4:49.51
1,650-yard Free - 16:40.90

National/International Competition: At the 2002 U.S. Open in Minneapolis, Minn., she finished 20th in the 800-meter freestyle (9:05.51) and 21st in the 200-meter freestyle (2:07.05)...Placed second and posted career best times in the 200-, 400- and 1,500-meter freestyle at the 2002 Long Island Grand Prix...Swam a career best time in the 800-meter freestyle at the Long Island Grand Prix...Finished 33rd in the 1,500-meter freestyle with a time of 17:20.20 at the 2001 World Championship Trials...Posted a collegiate best time in the 100-yard butterfly at the 2001 Florida Senior Nationals...Finished 21st in the finals of the 800-meter freestyle (8:55.44) and swam in the preliminaries of the 200-meter freestyle (2:05.52) and the 200-meter butterfly (2:21.74) at the 2000 U.S. Open...A three-time USS Scholastic All-American...Holds records in the 200-yard butterfly and 200-, 400-, 800-, 1,000-, 1,500- and 1,650-yard freestyles...Junior and Senior National Short and Long Course Championship Qualifier...Placed in the top five teams in Georgia every year...Won six Georgia state championship titles in 1997 and '98...Won nine Georgia state championship titles in 1996 and six in 1995.

2002-03: Earned All-SEC honorable mention honors in the 200-, 500- and 1,650-yard freestyles...Named to the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll for the third straight year...Registered season best times in the prelims of the 200-yard freestyle (1:49.17) and in the 500-yard freestyle (4:49.51) at the SEC Championships...Finished ninth in the 1,650-yard free at the SEC Championships, touching the wall in 16:47.06...Swam a season best time of 16:43.39 in the 1,650-yard freestyle vs. Texas...Recorded two dual meet wins and 12 top-three finishes...Finished second in the 200-yard freestyle with a provisional time of 1:50.49 against Tennessee...Won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:58.91 vs. Miami...Against Georgia, she swam two provisional times in the 200-yard freestyle (1:50.18) and 500-yard freestyle (4:53.34)...Won the 200-yard freestyle vs. Florida State with a time of 1:51.75...

2001-02: Finished with season best times in the 200- (1:50.28) and 1,650-yard freestyle (16:43.56) at 2002 SEC Championships...Named to the Academic All-SEC Honor Roll for the second consecutive season...Had 13 top-three finishes...Posted a collegiate best time of 9:58.78 in the 1,000-yard freestyle against Alabama in her second win of the season...Against Tennessee, she won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:52.09 ... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle in 10:00.28 at a double dual meet against Miami and Indian River...Finished runner-up five times, including twice against Clemson in the 500- (5:01.09) and 1,000-yard freestyle (10:10.44)...Placed second in the 1,000-yard freestyle against Florida Atlantic in 10:07.40...During the regular season she finished in the top-three in all six 1,000-yard freestyle events...Recorded a second place finish against Florida State in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:51.37...Posted a second place finish with a time of 10:12.86 versus South Carolina.

2000-2001: An Academic All-SEC selection for 2000...Set collegiate bests in the 200- (1:50.82), 500- (4:52.20) and the 1,650-yard free (16:42.86) as an exhibition swimmer at the 2001 SEC Championships...Against Tennessee she finished third in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:01.56...Swam a time of 2:06.99 in the 200-yard butterfly and a 5:03.84 in the 500-yard freestyle to finish second in both events against Miami...Placed second in the 200-yard freestyle versus Indian River and Florida Atlantic ...Finished fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (17:03.06) against Texas...Placed sixth in the 1,000-yard freestyle finishing in a time of 10:15.51 at the meet with Auburn and Arizona State...Finished third and swam a collegiate best time of 10:09.23 in the 1,000-yard freestyle against FSU...Took second in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:16.91) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:09.32) against TCU...Finished second in the 500-yard freestyle with her time of 5:00.98, and second in the 1,650-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 17:08.17 against Alabama.

1999-2000: Placed 14th at SECs in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.29)...Also finished 16th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:59.59) and 1,650-yard freestyle (16:55.02) at SECs...Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Alabama, with a time of 5:00.99...Swam a season-best time in the 1,650-yard freestyle vs. Illinois (17:07.29)...Had the fourth-fastest time in the 200-yard butterfly with a 2:05.65 mark vs. Texas to place third.

High School: A 1999 graduate of Glynn Academy...Swam for Coach Alan Gordan, Buddy Baarcke and Al Otte...School record-holder in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle... 1999 Florida Times Union top 10 scholar-athlete...Three-time USS Scholastic All-American...Team captain...Received the team's most valuable swimmer award...Won the 200-yard free at the 1996 Georgia High School State Championships...Placed third in the 500-yard free and second in the 200-yard free at the 1999 state championships.

Club: Member of the BYST and coached by Buddy Baarcke.

Personal: Born Anna Lynn Chapman on Feb. 22, 1981, in Winston-Salem, N.C.... Daughter of Thom and Lynn Chapman...Member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes...Graduated with a B.S. in Psychology, during the summer of 2002, and then enrolled in a post baccalaureate program in Public Relations during her senior year of eligibility.


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