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Courtney Cashion


  • Swimmer at Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics (FORDAZ)
  • in 2008 = 22 DOB: Dec 30, 1985
  • 5' 10" (177.8 cm)
  • Hometown = Irvine, Calif.
  • in 2008 resides in Tucson, Ariz.
  • former resident of Van Nuys, Calif.
  • Coach = Frank Busch / Rick DeMont
Pan Pacs:[]

Competed in her first Pan Pacafic Championships in 2006 and took fourth in the 50m free ... earned gold at the 2007 NCAA Championships as a member of the 200y free relay ... competed at the 2007 World University Games, placing first in the 400m free relay

World University Games:[]

2007: Gold, 400m FR-R; 8, 50m FR; 12, 100m FR

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2007: 1, 200y FR-R; 400y FR-R; 2006: 4, 50y FR; 5, 100y FR

2007 World Rankings:[]

35th, 50m free

2005 World Rankings:[]

50th, 50m free


National Teams: 2006 National B Team Collegiate: 14-time NCAA All-American. High School: Member of the three-time National Champion Irvine High School Women's Swim Team ... four-year CIF champion in the 100 free and three-year CIF champ in the 50 free.


High School: Irvine HS '04 College: Arizona '09 College Major: Psychology of performance

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams[]

Singing.  After a year long injury recovery, Courtney is once again training with Tucson Ford Aquatics.  
She is steadily gearing up for her comeback year.

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Kenneth and Victoria ... father is a satellite/wireless consultant and mother is a software sales engineer ... Victoria was the Feature Twirler at Southern Mississippi, and was a basketball cheerleader and on the gymnastics team Sibling(s): Older sister (Andrea) attended Santa Clara University and played water polo for Irvine HS ... younger sister (Brooke) swims for Pacific ... younger sister (Bridgette) is a Nova swimmer ... younger brother (Trey) swims and plays football Notable Relative(s): Fiance Adam Kuehl competed at the 2007 Pan American Games ... Grandfather (Kenneth Cashion) was a NASA engineer and worked on the Apollo missions ... "He has several patents for optical equipment used in the shuttle technology today." Started Swimming: At age 10, after an ACL injury in track and field Sports Played Before Swimming: Track and field, tennis, diving Nickname(s): Cash Money, from last name and a song by "Cash Money Millionaires" Pet(s): One dog ... Chili is a Chi-Pom; "She recently broke all the bones in her little foot when she jumped off a swirly slide with a six foot lift." Hobbies Outside the Pool: Hanging out with the team, listening to music, playing DDR, going to see funny movies, going out to eat, biking, trailing, and tossing the football. Ultimate Way to Relax: Sitting in the Jacuzzi while listening to classic rock Most Influential Person: Amanda Beard ... "She has shown a lot courage the last few years coming back into the sport several times to show that she is the best."

Training Notes[]


Swims 6-8,000 meters/yards per day, 2.5-4.5 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Speaks Spanish ... enjoys singing the National Anthem at swim meets and other events: "My ultimate goal is to be the first athlete to sing on the awards podium after receiving a gold medal." Favorites: U.S. city: Austin, Texas ... int'l destination: Australia ... bands: Metallica and 311 ... celebrity: Elvis Presley ... summer activity: hiking

International Medals[]

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 400m FR-R

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 50m FR 25.20 Aug 06 100m FR 55.79 Aug 06 100m FL 1:01.21 Aug 06


WUGS - 8 Final, 50m FR; 12 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR-R


SUM NATS - 3 Final, 50m FR; 8 Final, 100m FR; 18 Final, 100m FL NCAA - 4 Final, 50y FR; 5 Final, 100y FR; 10 Final, 200y FR 2005 SUM NATS - 10 Final, 50m FR; 18 Final, 100m FR 2002 SUM NATS - 22 Final, 50m FR; 20 Final, 100m FR SPG NATS - 5 Final, 50m FR; 17 Final, 100m FR