University of Iowa Athletics
Breast

Daniel Swanepoel

Class Sr.
Hometown Cape Town, South Africa
High School South African College Schools

Hawk Item — School record holder in the 200 breast (1:53.53)… also is second in the 100 breast (52.92) and third in the 200 IM (1:46.69)… also has two top 10 relay times.

2019-20 Honors — CSCAA All-American in the 200-yard breaststroke… CSCAA First-Team Scholar All-American… recipient of the Iowa Swimming MVP Award… Academic All-Big Ten selection… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Dean’s List for fall and spring semesters. 2019-20 — NCAA qualifier in the 100 breast, 200 breast, and 200 IM… did not compete at the NCAA Championships after the season was canceled by Big Ten Conference and NCAA on March 12 due to concerns of coronavirus (COVID-19)… posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100 breast (52.92), 200 breast (1:53.53) and 200 IM (1:46.69)… led team in 100 and 200 breast and was second in 200 IM… scored in all three events at the Big Ten Championships… advanced to “A” final and placed sixth in the 200 breast (1:53.53)… also placed 12th in 100 breast (52.92) and 23rd in 200 IM (1:46.69).

2018-19 — Posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100 breast (53.06) and 200 breast (1:55.51)… led the team in both events… finished seventh in the 400-medley relay (3:09.35) and ninth in 200-medley relay (1:26.27) at the Big Ten Championships… was 12th in 100 breast (53.06) at Big Tens.

2017-18 Honors — Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Dec. 6… named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester. 2017-18 — Posted NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100 breast (53.74), 200 breast (1:56.86), and 200 IM (1:48.66)… scored in four events at the Big Ten Championships… member of the fifth-place 200-medley (1:25.77) and 400-medley (3:08.24) relays… also placed 12th in 200 breast (1:56.86) and 14th in 100 breast (53.97)… led the team in the 100 breast and 200 breast and was second in the 200 IM… member of the team-leading 200 and 400-medley relays… swam to four individual event victories.

High School — Represented South Africa at the World Junior Championships in Singapore in 2015… competed at the African Youth Championships in Angola in 2016… was the Western Cape Provincial champion in 100 and 200-meter breast for age groups 15, 16, 17, and 18… won the 200-meter breaststroke at the South African Senior Nationals in 2:15.83… placed third in the 100-meter breast (1:02.80) and fifth in 50-meter breast (29.53)… also swam the 200-meter IM (2:07.00)… holds school records in 50, 100, and 200 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM… also played provincial water polo… received full academic colors… earned seven A+ distinctions as a senior… high school coach was Hilton Slack.

Personal — Born Oct. 26, 1998, in Cape Town, South Africa… son of Wayne and Tracy Swanepoel… has a younger sister, Amy… majoring in mechanical engineering.

Swanepoel’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
50 Free 21.19 Michigan State 10/5/17
100 Breast 52.92 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/20
200 Breast 1:53.53 at Big Ten Championships 2/28/20
200 IM 1:46.69 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/20
400 IM 4:02.75 at Shamrock Invitational 1/25/20