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Leah Retrum
  • Junior
  • Backstroke/Freestyle/Individual Medley
  • Columbus, Ind. (Columbus North)
  • Six-time All-American
  • Six-time All-SEC
Career Best Times
(Yards)
Event Time Date Opponent
100 back 56.19 11/6/2004 Purdue
200 back 1:54.06 2005 SEC Championships
100 free 54.11 10/23/2003 Arkansas
200 free 1:48.49 1/28/2005 Virginia
500 free 4:42.97 2005 SEC Championships
1,000 free 9:55.10 1/29/2005 Tennessee
1,650 free 16:42.98 1/22/2005 Alabama
100 fly 56.75 11/16/2004 Florida State
200 fly 2:01.07 11/12/2004 South Carolina
200 breast 2:22.48 1/22/2005 Alabama
200 IM 1:58.84 2005 NCAA Championships
400 IM 4:08.32 2005 NCAA Championships
(Short Course Meters)
Event Time Date Opponent
100 back 1:03.83 01/10/2004 Arizona State
400 free 4:11.57 2004 NCAA Championships
400 IM   4:44.03 2004
(Long Course Meters)
Event Time Date Opponent
200 IM 2:18.33 2005 World Championship Trials
400 IM 4:47.41 2005 World University Games
100 back 1:05.03 12/3/2004 US Open
200 back 2:11.00 8/4/05 Conoco-Phillips National Championships
200 free 2:02.02 2005 World University Games
400 free 4:16.31 8/6/2005 Conoco-Phillips National Championships
800 free 9:03.19 2003 US Open

UF All-time Ranking: First in the 200 back (1:54.06) Earned top honors in the 800 FR with an NCAA record of 7:00.25 Third in the 400 IM (4:08.32) Sixth in the 200 IM (1:58.84) Ninth in the 500 free (4:42.97).

National/International Competition: Competed in the 2005 World Championship Trials and earned a spot on the 2005 World University Games Team in the 200 back and 400 IM Swam 4:49.37 in the prelims at the Trials to qualify for the finals, where she clocked 4:51.09 for eighth Took second in the prelims (2:14.44) and fifth in the World Trials (2:14.94) in the 200-meter back Qualified for the World Trial finals in the 200 IM (2:18.33) and 200 free (2:02.45) Finished 18th in the 400 IM prelims with a 4:52.55 effort at the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials Finished the prelims in the 200 back in a tie for sixth with a time of 2:14.85 and a seat in the semifinals, where she clocked 2:14.23 for seventh-place to advance onto the finals Swam 2:13.81 for a career-best time and fourth-place finish in the 200 back Olympic Trials final Recorded a time of 2:16.00 in the 200-meter back at the 2004 USA Spring Nationals (2/11) Swam in the 2002 Spring Nationals, 2002 Summer Nationals, 2003 Spring Nationals and 2003 Duel in the Pool Represented USA in first international competition at the Duel in the Pool in Indianapolis, Ind. (2003) ... Finished 16th in the 100 back with a time of 1:07.99 in the finals of the event at the Texas Senior Circuit Championships, also swam the prelims in 1:07.11 ... Placed sixth in the 400 IM finals in a time of 5:03.16 at the Texas Championships, recorded a 5:00.65 in the prelims ... Finished third in the 200 back with a 2:19.55 effort at the Texas Championships Took seventh in the 200 fly preliminaries with a 2:20.94 effort Recorded a seventh-place finish in the 200 IM (2:22.72) at the Texas meet, also competed in the 200 free prelims recording a time of 2:07.80.

At Florida:
2004-05: Received the High-Point Award at the 2005 U.S. Open Named to the Knoxville News-Sentinel All-SEC second team Five-time All-American honoree (200 IM, 400 IM, 200 back, 400 FR, 800 FR) Four-time All-SEC performer (500 free, 400 IM, 200 back, 800 FR) Placed in the top-five in four of the five events she competed in at the NCAA Championships Member of the SEC and NCAA record-setting 800 MR team Set or bettered 10 career marks during the season Racked up 39 top-five finishes Swam 11 automatic qualifying times and 14 provisional clockings Earned the bronze with a career-best performance (4:08.32) in the 400 IM and was fourth in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships Captured fifth place in the 200 IM after a career performance in the finals (1:58.84) at the NCAA Championships Earned a fourth-place finish as the anchor of the 800 FR team and swam third on the sixth-place 400 FR unit at the NCAA Championships Swam the anchor leg on the SEC champion 800 FR squad, which set NCAA and conference records with a 7:00.25 at the SEC Championships Captured second place by swimming an automatic time (1:56.03) in the prelims of the 200 back and following that performance with another automatic qualifier and career-best 1:54.06 clocking in the finals at the conference meet Recorded automatic times in the prelims (4:13.60) and finals (4:08.95) en route to a second-place finish in the 400 IM at the SEC Championships Captured third place in the 500 free after posting an automatic time in the prelims (4:44.01) and swimming an automatic time and career-best 4:42.07 in the finals at the SEC Championships Recorded a provisional time (55.64) while competing in the 100 back at the conference meet Won the 200 fly with a provisional time (2:01.31) against Tennessee (1/29) Established a career mark in the 1,000 free (9:55.10) in a second-place finish against the Lady Volunteers Swam a career-best 1:48.49 and posted a provisional time while earning runner-up honors in the 200 free against Virginia (1/28) Won the 100 free with a provisional time (4:47.20) against the Cavaliers Recorded a second-place finish and posted a provisional time (16:42.98) in the 1,650 free and placed third in the 200 breast against Alabama (1/22) Swam an automatic time (1:56.36) and won silver in the 200 back against Auburn (1/21) Posted another automatic clocking (4:10.32) and tallied another runner-up finish in the 400 IM against Auburn Swam the leadoff leg of the runner-up 400 FR team against the Tigers Captured silver medals in the 200 IM and with the 200 MR team against Miami (1/8) Won the 200 fly and swam on the champion 800 FR team at the Miami Invitational (1/7) Earned second-place honors and posted a provisional time (2:01.44) in the 200 back at the Miami Invitational Won the bronze in the 1,650 free and swam leadoff on the fourth-place 200 MR unit at the Miami Invitational Recorded a provisional time (1:50.85) and won the 200 free against Florida State (11/16) Swam the leadoff leg of the runner-up 400 MR team and placed fourth in the 100 fly against the Seminoles Earned a first-place finish as a part of the 400 MR team and in the 200 IM after posting a provisional time (2:02.57) against South Carolina (11/12) Placed second in the 200 fly with a provisional effort (2:01.07) against the Gamecocks Won the 200 back with an automatic qualifying time (1:56.73) and took gold in the 400 IM with a provisional clocking in both the prelims (4:50.01) and finals (4:17.97) against Purdue (11/6) Swam the anchor leg of the first-place 800 FR team and clocked a career-best in the 100 back (56.19) against the Boilermakers Posted an automatic time (1:56.87) en route to winning the 200 back against Georgia (10/28) Recorded a provisional time (2:01.56) in a third-place effort in the 200 IM and swam on the fifth-place 400 FR team against the Bulldogs Won the 200 back with a provisional performance (1:58.71) against Michigan (10/16) Captured first-place in the 100 back against Florida Atlantic (10/8) Competed in the 2004 U.S. Open, and notched a personal-best in the 100-meter back (1:05.38) as well as the 400-meter IM (4:51.73) and won the 200 fly (2:17.62).


2003-04:
Earned All-America honors in the 200 back All-SEC Qualified for 2004 Olympic Trials in the 200-meter back Seventeen top-three finishes SEC Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 3) One of four UF freshmen to compete at NCAAs Swam the 19th-fastest time in the world in the 200-meter back (2:08.72) at the NCAA Championships to finish fourth in prelims and seventh in the finals (2:09.34) Swam a career-best time of 4:11.57 in the 400-meter free, to finish 31st and finished 18th in the 400-meter IM with a career-best time of 4:44.03 at NCAAs Recorded third-place in the 200 back (1:55.54) as well as in the 400 IM (4:12.23) and took 10th in the 200 IM (2:00.99) at the SEC Championships Won the 200 back with a career best time and automatic qualifying time of 1:58.00 at Tennessee (1/31) Won the 200-meter back (2:17.39) vs. Alabama (1/24) Swam an Olympic Trials qualifying mark in the 200-meter back (2:17.99) vs. No. 1 Auburn (1/23) to finish fourth Won all her events at the short course meters meet at Arizona State (1/10) Earned first place in the 100-meter back (1:03.83) and 400-meter free (4:17.54) vs. the Sun Devils Swam a provisional qualifying time of 4:17.80 in the 400 IM to finish in second-place and won the 200 back (2:01.82) at ASU (1/9) Finished third in the 1,650 free (16:57.82) and the 100 free (53.82) and also swam on the 400 FR team which finished with the second best time (3:36.15) vs. Kentucky (1/3) Took fifth in the 200 back (2:17.68) and eighth (C) in the 400 IM (5:01.54) at the U.S. Open (12/4-6) Recorded a first-place finish in the 400 IM with a provisional time of 4:17.91 at South Carolina (11/14) Finished second in the 200 back (1:59.75) at Georgia (11/13) where she swam two provisional times in the 200 back and 200 IM Touched the wall for first-place in the 1,000 free (9:56.54) and the 200 back (2:01.04), a provisional qualifying time, and swam on the 400 FR team with the best time (3:25.16) vs. FSU (11/11) Finished second in the 1,000 free (10:06.84) vs. Arkansas (10/23) Recorded a third-place finish in the 100 back (57.89) and fifth in the 200 free (1:52.72) at the Florida Invitational Won the 200 IM (2:04.67) and finished third in the 400 MR (3:51.12) at the Michigan-FAU (10/17) double dual meet.

High School: A 2003 graduate of Columbus North High School Finished in the top five at the State Championships all four years Two-time National High School Champion in 500 free (2003) and 200 IM (2002) Four-time state champion in the 500 free Three-time State Champion in the 200 IM Holds state records in the 200 IM (2:00.53) and 500 free (4:46.08) ... Holds school records in the 100 back (57.4), 100 free (51.08), 200 free (1:48.50) and 100 breast (1:07) Four-time team MVP Columbus North High School Mental Attitude Award winner Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Club: Member of Donner Swim Club coached by Jim Sheridan Team finished in top two at Junior Nationals Holds the Donner Swim Club record for 200 IM, 400 IM, 100 back, 200 back, 200 free, 400 free and 500 free.


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