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Paul Gordon

Class Fr.
Hometown Sioux Falls, S.D.
High School Washington

Iowa Items — Best times in the 100 free (43.51), 200 free (1:34.85) 500 free (4:22.55) and 100 fly (48.19) rank first, second, ninth and fifth in school history…swam on 200 medley (1:28.45), 400 medley (3:14.12), 200 free (1:18.28), 400 free (2:53.50) and 800 free (6:27.36) relays that set school records at the 2011 Big Ten Championships…member of the All-America 400 free relay (2:54.19) that placed 15th at the 2011 NCAA Championships.

2010-11 — All-America swimmer in the 400 free relay (2:54.82) that placed 15th at the NCAA Championships… qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200 free (1:35.46) and 200 free relay (1:18.28)…placed third in the 200 free (1:35.46) and fifth in the 100 free (43.52) at the Big Ten Championships… led team in the 100 free (43.51) and 200 free (1:34.85)… swam collegiate best times in the 50 free (20.49), 100 free (43.51), 200 free (1:34.85), 100 fly (48.19) and 100 back (55.55)…recorded nine first-place finishes… swam on 15 winning relays… letterwinner.

2009-10 — Met NCAA B standards as part of teaming-leading 400 free (2:56.20) and 800 free (6:27.66) relays and 200 (1:29.02) and 400 (3:15.37) medley relays… the relay times rank fifth, first, second and fourth in school history… led off the 400 free relay that placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships… swam collegiate best times in the 100 free (43.88), 200 free (1:36.01) and 500 free (4:22.55) at Big Ten Championships… recorded 20 first place finishes… swam on 17 winning relays… letterwinner.

2008-09 — Met NCAA B standards as part of team-leading 400 free (2:55.19) and 800 free relays (6:35.62)… anchored 400 free relay to fifth-place finish (2:55.19) at Big Ten Championships… that time ranks second on Iowa’s all-time best performers list… posted four individual wins and 19 top-three finishes, while swimming on five winning relays… swam on six winning relays… letterwinner.

High School — Swam 200 IM at 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials… 2007 U.S. Junior National Team member, competing in seven individual events at U.S. Junior National Championships…. set over 25 state swimming records during his prep career… named his high school’s Athlete of the Year as a senior… as a junior he was ranked ninth in the nation in 200 IM, 22nd in 100 fly and 26th in 100 free for age 17 and under U.S. swimmers… swam for Snowfox Club team… club coach was Lindsie Micko.

Personal — Born Sept. 12, 1989… son of Paula and Rick Gordon… his father played baseball and his mother swam at South Dakota State… younger sister, Haley, is a member of the women’s swim team… engineering major.

Gordon’s Collegiate Best Times
50 Free  – 20.49, Hawkeye Invitational, 12/3/10
100 Free – 43.51, at NCAA Championships, 3/26/11
200 Free – 1:34.85, at Big Ten Championships, 2/23/11
500 Free – 4:22.55, at Big Ten Championships, 2/24/10
100 Fly – 48.19, Hawkeye Invitational, 12/3/10
200 Fly – 1:54.57, at Truman State, 10/9/09
100 Back – 55.55, vsTruman State, 10/8/10
200 IM – 1:50.39, at Missouri Invite, 12/5/08