University of Iowa Athletics

Charles Holliday

Class Fr.
Hometown Rock Island, Ill.
High School Rock Island
Charles Holliday - Men's Swim & Dive - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item — Finished his career with the eighth-fastest time in the UI record books in 50 free (19.97).

2015-16 — Swam an NCAA “B” qualifying time in 50 free (19.97) to lead the team… honorable-mention CSCAA Scholar All-American… tallied collegiate-bests in 50 free (19.97) and 100 free (44.58)… had a season-best time of 51.87 (100 fly)… member of the team’s top 200-free relay (1:18.72) and second-fastest 400-free relay (2:56.46)… scored in three events at Big Ten Championships… placed seventh in 200-free relay (1:18.72), eighth in 400-free relay (2:56.46), and 24th in 50 free (20.25)… won the 50 free and member of winning 200-free relay in dual against Western Illinois (2/5)… semifinalist for the Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sports Scholar Award… recipient of the Irving B. Weber Award… earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship… recipient of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment Student Leadership Award… Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honoree… named to UI’s Dean’s List for fall and spring semesters.

2014-15 — Swam collegiate-best times in the 50 free (20.26) and 100 free (45.27)… member of team-leading 200 free relay (1:19.38), third-fastest 400 free relay (3:01.32), and fifth-fastest 200 medley relay (1:29.91)… recorded four wins… member of eighth-place 200 free relay at the Big Ten Championships (1:19.38)… named Academic All-Big Ten and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Dean’s List honoree for the fall and spring semesters… also named to President’s List for fall semester… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Swam collegiate-best times in the 50 (20.26) and 100-free (45.32) at Big Ten Championships… personal best in the 100-fly (51.74) at the Hawkeye Invitational… was a member of the team-leading 200 free relay (1:20.24)… recorded nine top-five finishes, including three victories… swam to a pair of victories in the 50 and 100-free in dual meet against Michigan State… swam on nine relays that placed in the top-two… Academic All-Big Ten… named to UI’s Dean’s List for fall and spring semesters… letterwinner.

2012-13 — Swam collegiate best times in 50 (21.11) and 100 (47.64) free vs. Western Illinois and 100 fly (56.97) at the Hawkeye Invitational… posted a pair of top-five finishes, including an event title in the 200 free in the dual against Western Illinois… named to UI Dean’s List for spring semester… letterwinner.

High School — All-America and all-state in the 50 free as a senior… two-time team MVP and team captain… three-time all-conference selection… placed fifth in the 50-free (21.04) and 13th in the 100-free (47.04) at the 2012 state meet… sectional record holder in the 50 free… school record holder in the 50 free and as a part of the 200 and 400 free relays… member of the 2012 IHSA Scholastic team… high school coach was Grant Bramer and club coach was Demian Waner at Lane 4 Aquatics.

Personal — Born Aug. 10, 1994… son of Patricia Holliday… has two sisters, Aimee and Alyssia… majoring in human physiology.

Holliday’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 19.97 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/16
100 Free 44.58 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/16
100 Fly 51.74 Hawkeye Invitational 12/7/13