- Sarah Bateman
- Orlando, Fla. (Lake Brantley)
2008 Olympian for Iceland
Nine-Time All-American Selection
Four-Time All-SEC Selection
2009 and 2010 SEC Champion in the 200 FR
SEC 200 FR Relay Record Holder
School record holder in the 50 free (21.89)
Career Best Times
50 Free: 21.89 (2012 NCAA Championships)
100 Free: 48.49 (2012 NCAA Championships)
200 Free: 1:49.07 (Florida Atlantic, 1/14/12)
100 Back: 54.28 (Arkansas, 10/20/11)
100 Breast: 1:02.51 (LSU, 10/15/11)
100 Fly: 52.20 (2011 SEC Championships)
200 Fly: 2:03.17 (2011 All-Florida Invitational)
200 IM: 2:02.03 (2009 College Conference Carnival)
Career Best Times
Free: 25.52 (2011 Winter National
100 Free: 56.65 (2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships)
200 Free: 2:06.72 (2009 FL Southern Zone LC Sectionals)
Back: 1:05.11 (2009 FL Southern Zone LC
100 Breast: 1:13.09 (2010 FL SZ Sectional Championships)
100 Fly: 1:00.15 (2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships)
200 IM: 2:18.39 (2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships)
UF All-Time Rankings
50 Free: First (21.89)
100 Free: Fifth (48.49)
100 Fly: Third (52.20)
200 Free Relay: First (1:27.79)
400 Free Relay: Third (3:15.00)
200 Medley Relay: Second (1:37.01)
400 Medley Relay: Second (3:32.93)
50 Free: Fourth (25.74)
100 Fly: Tie, second (1:00.15)
National/International Competition: Represented Iceland at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing…Reached three new personal-best marks at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships in Palo Alto, Calif. in the 100 free (56.65, 71st), 100 fly (1:00.15, 40th) and 200 IM (2:18.39, 62nd)…Qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 100 fly, 100 back and 50 free…A 2006-08 NISCA All-American National Champion in the 50 free (22.75)…Named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in both 2005 and 2006…Was ranked first in the top-16 USA Swimming polls in 2006 for her 15-16-year-old age group…Placed 20th at Spring Nationals in the 100 backstroke in 2006 and 18th and Summer Nationals in the 100 back, also in 2006…Holds 19 individual junior Olympic gold medals.
2011-12: A 2012 five-time All-American in both the 50 and 100 free, and as a member of the 200 and 400 freestyle relay, as well as the 400 medley relay team…Broke her own school record in the 50 free at the 2012 NCAA Championships after touching in 21.89 and added a personal-best in the 100 free (48.49) while also at the meet…Claimed bronze in the 50y free (22.01), just one-hundredths of a second off her UF record at the 2012 SEC Championships…Appeared in the championship finals of both the 100y fly and free, finishing in 52.80 and 49.14, respectively for seventh in both races…Finished her senior campaign undefeated in the 50 free throughout the regular season, claiming the top-spot in every race she swam until she finished third at the SEC Championships…Tied Auburn’s Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, the SEC and NCAA record holder, in the 50m Free touching in 25.61 to help propel Florida past Auburn in her final meet at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center as a Florida Gator. Additionally added three, second-place efforts against the Tigers in the 100y free (57.71), 100y fly (1:01.41) and as a member of the 200y medley relay…Led Florida to its first-ever title at the Georgia Tech Invitational after she finished first in the 50y free (22.44), second in the 100y fly (53.68), led the 400y freestyle as well as the 200y and 400y medley relays to first-place finishes…Clinched a sweep in the spring events against Michigan and Stanford when she was the first swimmer to touch the wall in the 50m (25.74) and 100y (49.35) free…Grabbed three top-three finishes against No. 1 Georgia (LCM) after winning the 50m free (25.93), 100y fly (1:01.06) and second in the 100y free (57.60)…Claimed three titles at the Dallas Classic: the 50y free (22.53), 100y fly (53.27) and as part of the 200y freestyle relay…Won every event she swam at Arkansas after she recorded a personal-best in the 100y back (54.28), stopped the clock at 49.82 in the 100y free and helped both the 400y freestyle and medley touch first…Recorded a career-low 1:02.51 to win the 100y breast in Florida’s SEC opener against LSU…Won all but two of the 10 events in her senior opener at the All-Florida invitational after she took the 50y free (22.90), 100y free (50.06), 100y fly (53.76) and led 200y and 400y freestyle and medley relays to first-place finishes…Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 12th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s.
2010-11: Picked up five All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Championships in the 50-yard free and as a member of both the 200- and 400-yard free relays, and 200- and 400-yard medley relays…Placed 11th overall in the 400 FR with Jamie Bohunicky, Shara Stafford and Kirsten Smith to tie the seventh-fastest mark in school history (3:16.54)…Broke the school record in the 50 free with a time of 22.00 at the SEC Championships to take home the silver medal…Holds the third best record in the 100-yard fly (52.20) and eighth best time for the 100 free (48.87) in the Florida record books…Picked up her fourth ALL-SEC accolade as a 50 free second team member…Selected to the 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Swam in every meet on the year for the Gators…Finished her junior season with 18 individual and five relay victories…remained undefeated in the 50-free for 6 consecutive meets while competing in the event, setting NCAA provisional marks each time… Grabbed the both the 50 (22.41) and 100 free (49.29) victories over 103 and 98swimmers, respectively at the Georgia Tech Invitational…Led Florida to its first place finish at the All Florida Invitational with two individual victories in the 50 free and 100 fly, and as a member of the first place 200 FR team…Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 11th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s.
2009-10: A 2010 three-time All-American in the 200-yard free relay, 50 free and 200 medley relay…Part of the school-record 200 free relay NCAA championship squad (1:27.79) at the 2010 NCAA Championships…A 2010 All-SEC selection in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay…Recorded career bests in the 50 free (22.25), 100 free (49.54) and 100 fly (53.50) at the 2010 SEC Championships…A member of the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Competed in every single dual meet for the Gators…Placed first in the win over Auburn in the 50 free (22.64)…Won the 100 breast against Florida Atlantic with a time of 1:04.08…Finished first in the 100 breast (1:04.61) in the win against Indian River State College…Triumphed in the 50 free (22.87) and third in the 100 free (50.92) in the rivalry victory over FSU…Won the 50 free (23.25) against 81 other swimmers at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational…Took second in the 50 free (23:02) in the win over Georgia…Placed fourth in the 100 breast (1:04.80) at the SMU Classic in Dallas…Finished first in the 400 free relay (3:22.15) and second in the 50 free (23.21) in the season-opening victory over Virginia.
2008-09: A 2009 All-American as a member of UF’s 200-yard freestyle relay at NCAAs…Additionally named a 2009 CSCAA Scholar All-American and an SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll selection…Swam in the 200-yard free relay that finished ninth at NCAAs and was a member of the 15th-place 400 free relay in prelims…Additionally placed 38th individually in the 50 free (22.61) and 54th in the 100-yard back (54.77)…A member of the SEC Champion and record-setting 200-yard free relay (1:28.15) that helped UF to it’s 17th SEC crown…Earned first team All-SEC for her relay contributions…Finished sixth in the 50 free (22.56) after setting a career best in a swim off after prelims (22.42)…Additionally placed 18th in the 100-yard fly (54.31) at SECs in Auburn, Ala…Swam 10 dual meets for UF throughout the duration of the season, with highlights against Michigan & Stanford and Georgia, where she placed second in the 50 free, versus LSU where she took the 100 free win (50.69)…Additionally finished first in the 100 fly against South Carolina (55.13), first in the 50 free (23.44) and 200 IM (2:03.10) against FSU, first in the 100 free against Virginia.
Prior to Florida: A 14-time NISCA high school All-American…The 2006 and 2007 Florida 3A State Champion in the 50 free…The 2007 Florida 3A State Champion and record holder in the 100 back (54.39)…The 2006 and 2007 Orlando Sentinel Swimmer of the Year…The 2008 Pinch-a-Penny Swimmer of the Year…A member of the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Pinch-a-Penny All-State Teams…The Lake Brantley High School most valuable player of the year all four years of her tenure…Holds six Lake Brantley High School records …Was also a member of the National Honor Society and French Honor Society in high school.
Club: Member of both Ægir and Patriot Aquatics, coached by Clay Parnell.