- Ellese Zalewski
- Melbourne, Australia (Nunawading)
Nine-Time All-American Selection
Three-Time All-SEC Honoree
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection
Free: 22.04 (2013
100 Free: 47.99 (2013 NCAA Championships)
200 Free: 1:44.19 (2013 SEC Championships
500 Free: 4:57.53 (2011 All-Florida Invitational)
100 Back: 54.52 (2010 Princeton Big Al Open)
200 Back: 2:03.71 (2011 All-Florida Invitational)
Fly: 51.50 (2013
200 Fly: 1:59.42 (2010 Princeton Big Al Open)
Free: 25.85 (2011
FL Southern Zone Sectional C)
100 Free: 56.17 (2011 FL Southern Zone Sectional C)
200 Free: 2:00.65 (2011 FL Southern Zone Sectional C)
400 Free: 4:20.43 (2011 FL Southern Zone Sectional C)
100 Back: 1:03.34 (2011 FL Southern Zone Sectional C)
200 Back: 2:24.94 (2012 GSC Summer Invitational)
Fly: 1:00.59 (2012
Energy Australia Swimming)
200 Fly: 2:17.91 (2011 FL Southern Zone Sectional C)
UF All-Time Top Performances:
50 Free: Second (22.04)
100 Free: Third (47.99)
200 Free: Fourth (1:44.19)
100 Fly: First (51.50)
200 Freestyle Relay: Second (1:27.98)
400 Freestyle Relay: First (3:12.96)
800 Freestyle Relay: First (6:56.63)
200 Medley Relay: First (1:35.96)
2012-13: Grabbed the second most All-America honors on the team with six at the 2013 NCAA Championships…Finished third in the 100 fly after setting a new school record time of 51.50 in the prelims, added a fourth place finish in the 100 free (47.99)…Joined the 400 free relay that set a school record at NCAA’s with a combined time of 3:12.96…At the SEC Championships: Tallied fifth place finishes in the 50 free with a personal-best time of 22.04 and 100 free (48.17) and was sixth in the 100 fly (52.13)...She also swam as part of all three school record setting relays in the 400 free relay, 800 free relay and 200 medley relay…Earned three All-SEC honors as part of the relays and swam a personal-best time in the 200 free split (1:44.19) to lead off the 800 free relay...Finished second in the 100 free (50.13), third in the 100 fly (54.62) and fourth in the 200 free (1:48.18) in the win over then No. 2 Tennessee...Grabbed two third place finishes, posting a time of1:48.91 in the 200 free and finished in 23.54 in the 50 free at Auburn...Was second in the 200 fly (2:01.73) against Florida Atlantic...Claimed a victory in the 100 fly (52.26) and set a meet record, had a third place finish in the 100 free (48.91), fifth in the 50 free and was part of the first place 200 medley relay (1:38.37) that set a meet record at the Ohio State Invitational...Notched a third place finish in the 200 free (1:51.51) and was seventh in the 100 fly (58.18) at Florida State...Finished third in the 100 free (51.29) and 100 fly (55.96) and added a fourth place finish in the 200 free (1:49.61) against Texas A&M...Took fifth in the 50 free (24.20) and 200 back (2:07.56) at South Carolina...Was sixth in the 200 free (1:50.96) and seventh in the 100 fly (56.73) at Georgia...Finished fourth in the 100 fly in a time of 56.19 at the All-Florida Invitational…Helped lead the team to their 13th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s under head coach Gregg Troy.
2011-12: Recorded two, top-10 finishes at the 2012 SEC Championships, appearing in one championship and one consolation final, after she touched fifth in the 100 free (48.95), ninth in the 100 fly (53.83) and added an 18th-place effort in the 50 free (22.91)…Won the 200m free in 2:01.96, finished third in the 100m fly (1:01.57) and helped the 200m medley and 400m freestyle relay to second-place finishes in the win over Auburn…At the Georgia Tech Invitational, finished eighth in the 200 free (1:50.41) and was part of the 200 free and medley relay that finished first and second to help the Gators to their first ever first-place finish at the invitational…Finished 10th and 11th against Michigan and Stanford in the 100y free (53.34) and 50m free (27.72), respectively…Touched third in both the 100 fly (56.69) and 200 free (1:50.59) and fourth in the 50 free (23.69) against FSU…Took third in the 100m fly (1:03.49) and finished sixth in the 50m free (27.66) against Georgia…Collected two top-10 finishes at the Dallas Classic, taking ninth in the 100 fly (56.96) and 10th in the 200 fly (2:07.33). Also a part of the 200 free, 800 free and 200 medley relays that finished one, two, three, respectively…Against Arkansas, finished third in the 500 free (24.09), fifth in the 200 back (2:05.94) and contributed to two second-place relays…Opened SEC competition against LSU with a third-place finish in the 200 fly (2:05.00)…Recorded personal-best swims in the 500 free (4:57.53) and 200 back (2:03.71) at the All-Florida Invitational.
2010-11: A three-time All-American following her performance as a member of the 200 medley relay and both the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams…Swam the third leg in all three relay events (200 MR, 200 FR, 400 FR) to lead her team to 9th, 15th and 12th place, respectively…Made her first individual SEC Championships appearance in the 100 and 50 free finishing 15th and 16th, respectively. Also, swam as a member of the 200 MR team that finished fourth, with a 23.56 split…Captured the 100 free (51.68) title and contributed to the first-place 400 MR team in the win over Indian River State College…Part of the 200 MR team that recorded five consecutive top-three finishes, including wins against Georgia Tech and Tennessee…Won the 100 fly (56.63) and finished third in both the 100 back (56.83) and 100 free (52.87) against Florida Atlantic…Swam to a first-place finish in the 200 free, clocking in at 1:50.40…Racked up three individual victories at the Big Al Open, including her first collegiate victory in the 100 fly (53.75), and recorded personal bests in both the 100 free (49.61) and 200 fly (1:59.42). Also finished third in the 50 free, touching in 23.07…Took seventh out of 86 competitors at the Georgia Tech Invite in the 100 fly (55.37)...Led the Gators’ 200 MR team to a third-place finish in her collegiate debut at the All-Florida Invitational… Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 11th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s.
High School: Graduated from Nunawading Academy, where she trained under head coach Rohan Taylor…Competed at the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and 2009 Pan Pacific Championships...Also competed at the 2007 Junior Pan Pacific Championships and 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival…Won six gold medals and two silver medals at the 2006 Australian Age Championships, breaking four Australian records.
Personal: Was born Ellese Zalewski on Nov. 21, 1991, to parents David and Diana Zalewski…Has two siblings: Natasha (15) and Teah (8)…Also considered Virginia and Stanford in the recruiting processs…Hobbies include traveling, sleeping and shopping…Future ambition is to be a doctor and travel the world…Majoring in pre-med.