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Jayme Cramer


  • Swimmer at Crawfish Aquatics (CRAW-LA)
  • in 2008 = 25 DOB: Jan 20, 1983
  • 6' 1" (185.4 cm) 190 lbs (86.2 kg)
  • Hometown = Baton Rouge, La.
  • in 2008 resides in Baton Rouge, La.
  • former resident of Falls Church, Va.
  • Coach = Andy Pedersen
  • Wikipedia:Jamie Cramer - was blank in July 2008
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:

Won a gold medal swimming in prelims of the 800m free relay at the 2007 and 2005 World Championships ... finaled in six events at the 2006 SC World Champs, winning individual bronze in the 100m fly and two relay medals ... won bronze in the 100m back at the 2003 Pan American Games ... earned his first NCAA title in 2004, winning the 200m free

World Championships

2007: Gold, 800m FR-R(pr) ... 2005: Gold, 800m FR-R(pr); 21, 50m fly

Pan Am Games

2003: Bronze, 100m BK; Gold, 400 MR

Short Course Worlds

2006: Silver, 100m FL; Bronze, 400m MR & 800m FR-R; finaled in 3 more events Duel in the Pool History: 2005: Silver, 200m BK; Bronze, 100m FL

2007 World Rankings:

23rd, 100m free; 10th, 200m free; 55th, 100m back; 64th, 50m fly; 23rd, 100m fly

2006 World Rankings:

64th, 100m free; 20th, 200m free

2005 World Rankings:

113th, 100m free; 13th, 200m free; 30th, 100m back; 19th, 200m back; 43rd, 100m fly


Holds NAG (17-18) in 200y MED-R, set at NAG Records ... Former NAG (17-18) holder in 100y BK, set at 2000 YMCA Nationals


National Teams: Two-time National B Team (2005-06) ... 2000 National Junior Team Collegiate: Two-time NCAA Champion ... 20-time All-American ... 12-time Pac-10 Champion ... three-time Pac-10 All-Academic Team High School: 2001 National High School Swimmer of the Year ... 10-time Ohio High School State Champion ... five-time High School National Champion


High School: St. Xavier HS '01 College: Stanford '05 College Major: Economics

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams

Baseball general manager. Considering going back to school to get his MBA.

Family, Village, Community

Parents: James and Judy ... father is a homebuilder/architect, and mother is a domestic engineer Spouse: Married Kate Frances Ripple (sister of former National Team member Shelly Ripple- Johnston) on October 7, 2006, in Baton Rouge, La. ... Kate participated in the 2006 World University Games as a triathlete Sibling(s): Younger brother (Joe) swam at Indiana University Notable Relative(s): Mother-in-law (Jan) was a triathlete and placed second at the 1989 World Championships Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer, baseball, tennis Nickname(s): Jambone Pet(s): One dog, Oreo, a black pug Hobbies Outside the Pool: Playing with his dog, cooking, carpentry Ultimate Way to Relax: Watching television, sitting on his balcony and listening to music Most Influential Person: Jesus Christ

Training Notes


Swims 12,000 meters/yards per day, 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Started swimming at age nine to stay in shape for soccer ... huge fan of the Indiana Colts, Indiana Pacers and Cincinnati Reds Favorites: Music: everything ... movies: Harry Potter ("All of them, though I prefer the books) ... tv: Biggest Loser, Sportscenter


  • Two World medals (2g)

International Medals

2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 800m FR-R (pr) 2007 Duel in The Pool 2007: Bronze, 100m FR; Bronze, 200m FR 2006 SC World Champs 2006: Bronze, 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters); Silver, 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters) 2005 World Championships 2005: Gold, 800m FR-R (pr)

Top Times

Event 200m FR 100m BK 100m FL 200m FL Best 1:47.51 55.25 52.78 1:59.10 Year Jul 07 Aug 05 Jul 07 Aug 02


08 OSU GP - 6 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 400m FR; 12 Final, 100m FL


SCY NATS - t4 Final, 200y FR; t4 Final, 500y FR; t3 Final, 100y FL; t2 Final, 200y FL SCSC GP - 8 Final, 200m FR; 6 Final, 100m BK; 10 Final, 200m BK; 7 Final, 100m FL MoO DiP - t3 Final, 100m FR; 3 Final, 200m FR


US OPEN - 12 Final, 100m FR; 14 Final, 200m FR SUM NATS - 11 Final, 100m FR; 5 Final, 200m FR SC WORLD - 6 Final, 200m FR (Short Course Meters); 7 Final, 200m BK (Short Course Meters); 7 Final, 50m FL (Short Course Meters); 3 Final, 100m FL (Short Course Meters); 3 Final, 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters); 2 Final, 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters)


SUM NATS - 11 Final, 100m FR; 3 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 100m BK MoO DiP - 2 Final, 200m BK; 3 Final, 100m FL WORLD - 1 Final(pr), 800m FR-R WC TRIALS - 12 Final, 100m FR; 5 Final, 200m FR; 5 Final, 100m FL 2004 OLY TRIALS - 10 Final, 200m FR 2003 SPG NATS - 16 Final, 200m FR; 10 Final, 200m FL 2002 SUM NATS - 11 Final, 100m FR; 7 Final, 100m BK; 7 Final, 100m FL; 6 Final, 200m FL