University of Iowa Athletics
Free/Fly

RJ Hemmingsen

Class Sr.
Hometown Council Bluffs, Iowa
High School Lewis Central

Hawk Item — Has the tenth-fastest time in the UI record books in 100 fly (48.00)… competed at the 2016 USA Olympic Team Trials in 50-meter free.

2017-18 Honors — 2017-18 — Swam to an NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 100 fly (48.16) at the Big Ten Championships… ranked fourth on the team in the 100 and 200 fly.

2016-17 — Swam to season-best times in 100 fly (48.09), 200 fly (1:49.44), and 50 free (20.49)… had the fourth-fastest 100 fly time on the team… swam to a NCAA “B” qualifying time in the 100 fly (48.09).

2015-16 Honors — Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2015-16 — Swam a collegiate best time in 200 fly (1:49.44) at Big Ten Championships… was second on the team in 200 fly and third in 100 fly (48.47)… had season-bests of 20.48 (50 free), 47.61 (100 free), 50.74 (100 back), and 48.47 (100 fly)… member of the team’s third-fastest 400-medley relay… scored in the 200 fly, placing 23rd (1:50.98) at the Big Ten Championships.

2014-15 — Swam to an NCAA “B” cut qualifying time of 48.00 in the 100 fly… posted collegiate-best times in the 50 free (20.27), 100 free (45.54), 100 back (49.90), and 100 fly (48.00)… 50 free time was third-best on the team… top time in the 100 fly ranks eighth all-time… member of team’s fourth-fastest 400 medley relay (3:25.63)… letterwinner.

High School — Qualified for four events — 50 and 100 free, 100 fly and 100 back — at Junior Nationals… won the state title in the 100-fly as a junior and senior… set the Iowa state record (47.84) and earned first-team all-state honors in the 50-free… as a sophomore, Hemmingsen was the District Swimmer of the Year earning first-team all-state honors in the 100-fly and second-team honors in the 50-free as a sophomore and freshman… school record holder in three events — 100 fly (47.84), 50 free (20.56) and 100 back (52.54).

Personal — Born Aug. 20, 1995… son of Rob and Cheryl Hemmingsen… has one brother, Luke… majoring in electrical engineering.

Hemmingsen’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 20.27 Big Ten Championships 2/26/15
100 Free 45.54 Big Ten Championships 2/26-28/15
100 Back 49.90 Hawkeye Invitational 12/6-8/14
100 Fly 48.00 Big Ten Championships 2/26-28/15
200 Fly 1:48.60 at Big Ten Championships 2/24/18