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Caroline Burckle


  • Swimmer at Lakeside Swim Team (LAK-KY)]]
  • in 2008 = 21 DOB: Jun 24, 1986
  • 5' 9" (175.3 cm)
  • Hometown = Louisville, Ky.
  • in 2008 resides in Gainesville, Fla.
  • former resident of [[Louisville, Ky.
  • Coach = Gregg Troy
  • Wikipedia:Caroline Burckle
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:[]

Took gold in the 800m freestyle at the 2007 Pan American Championships ... captured gold at the 2005 World Championships for her swim in the prelims of the 800m free relay

World Championships[]

Swam prelims for the gold medal-winning 800m free-relay team at the 2005 World Championships … narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth in the 200m free at the WC Trials

Pan Am Games[]

2007: Gold, 800m FR

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Nationals[]

2007: 5th, 400m FR

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2007 (Jr): 2, 500y FR; 4, 400y MR-R; 5, 200y FR; 6, 400y FR-R; 8, 800y FR-R

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2008 (Sr): 1st, 500y FR/200y FR; 4th, 400y MR; 6th, 100y FR; 7th, 800y FR-R; 10th, 400y FR-R

2007 World Rankings:[]

80th, 100m free; 78th, 200m free; 36th, 400m free; 27th, 800m free

2006 World Rankings:[]

85th, 400m free; 32nd, 800m free

2005 World Rankings:[]

80th, 100m free; 28th, 200m free; 37th, 400m free; 34th, 800m free


Former USO holder in 800y FR-R, set at 2005 SEC Champs ... Former NAG (17-18) holder in 200y FR, set at 2005 SEC Champs ... Former NAG (17-18) holder in 200m MED-R, set at 2003 KY 25th Annual Seahawk Closed Inv


National Teams: 2005 National A Team Collegiate: 2008 Swimming and Diving Honda Sports Award recipient ... 2008 NCAA Swimmer of the Year ... 2008 NCAA Champion (200y and 500y free) ... 23-time All-American ... 800y Free- Relay NCAA/SEC record-holder ... 2005 SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Year ... 18-time All- SEC ... five-time SEC Champion High School: Four-time Scholastic All-American


High School: Sacred Heart Academy ’04 College: Florida ’09 College Major: Sociology

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Chris and Jill … parents own three swim and fitness clubs in Louisville, Ky. … Chris swam for Louisville, and Jill played tennis for the UC Santa Barbara and Indiana University Sibling(s): Younger brother (Clark) is a swimmer who qualified for the 2008 Olympic Trials ... younger brother (Collin) Sports Played Before Swimming: Tennis, soccer, cross country Nickname(s): Burcks, Caro, Mouth … nicknamed “Mouth” from coach because “I laugh and talk a lot, and my mouth gets really huge when I do it.” Hobbies Outside the Pool: Shopping, reading, sun bathing, photography Ultimate Way to Relax: Laying out in the sun, relaxing on the couch while watching television Most Influential Person: Mother … “She has been through a lot with athletics and in life, and has a lot of wisdom.”

Training Notes[]


Swims 15,000 meters/yards per day, four hours a day, six days a week Favorites: Tv: The Hills, Run's House ... movie: The Little Mermaid ... music: rap, R&B, "chill"

International Medals[]

2007 Pan American Games 2007: Gold, 800m FR

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 200m FR 1:59.74 Aug 05 400m FR 4:11.83 Jul 07 800m FR 8:35.10 Jul 07


Ultraswim GP - 18 Final, 400m FR 08 SCSC GP - 22 Final, 400m FR NCAA - t6 Final, 100y FR; 1 Final, 200y FR; 1 Final, 500y FR; 4 Final, 400y MED-R


SCY NATS - 13 Final, 200y FR; t6 Final, 500y FR; 7 Final, 1650y FR; 7 Final, 400y FR-R; 10 Final, 800y FR-R; 9 Final, 400y MED-R SUM NATS - 10 Final, 100m FR; 9 Final, 200m FR; 5 Final, 400m FR PAN AMS - 1 Final, 800m FR Namesnik GP - 24 Final, 50m FR; 7 Final, 100m FR; 7 Final, 200m FR; 6 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 800m FR; 5 Final, 100m BR


US OPEN - 19 Final, 400m FR; 16 Final, 800m FR SUM NATS - 12 Final, 400m FR; 7 Final, 800m FR NCAA - 5 Final, 500y FR


SUM NATS - 2 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 400m FR; 6 Final, 800m FR WC TRIALS - 15 Final, 100m FR; 4 Final, 200m FR 2004 SPG NATS - 38 Final, 800m FR 2003 SUM NATS - t10 Final, 200m FR; 19 Final, 400m FR; 16 Final, 800m FR SPG NATS - 42 Final, 800m FR 2002 US Open - 38 Final, 800m FR; 20 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 32 Final, 800m FR