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  • United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States swimmer in 50 free that set an American record at the 2008 Olympic trials
  • Swam 24.50 seconds for 50-meters. That broke the old mark of 24.53 set by Dara Torres. Held the record for only a brief period.
  • 21 in 2008 and from El Paso Texas
  • Her record was six-tenths below her previous best.



"I'm shocked," she said. "It's awesome. But it's not about what you do in the prelims and semis. I've got to do it in the finals and make the team." Jackson raced in a lane next to Dara Torres.

Lara Jackson


  • Swimmer at Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics (FORDAZ)
  • in 2008 = 21 DOB: Oct 14, 1986
  • Hometown = El Paso, Texas
  • in 2008 resides in Tucson, Ariz.
  • former resident of El Paso, Texas
  • Coach = Rick DeMont / Frank Busch
  • Wikipedia:Lara Jackson
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:[]

Competed in the 2007 Japan Invitational. finish fourth in the 50 free ... won the 50 free at the 2008 NCAA Championships ... placed second in the 50 free at the 2007 Conoco Phillips National Championships

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

2007: 2, 50 FR

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2007(So): 1, 200y FR-R/200y MR-R; 2, 50y FR

2007 World Rankings:[]

18th, 50m free Intl. Results: 2007 Jpn Invite: 4th, 50m FR


Collegiate: Four-time All-American ... 2008 NCAA Champion (50 free) ... 2007 NCAA Champion (200 FR-R, 200 MR) ... 2007 NCAA Runner-up (50 free) High School: Three-time State Champion (2x50 free, 1.100 fly) ... 2005 State Swimmer of the Meet ... All-American


High School: Chapin HS '05

College: Arizona '09 College Major: Animal Science

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Keith and Martina Sibling(s): One sister (Carly Rose) Pet(s): Owns a mare (Calypso) Hobbies Outside the Pool: Horse back riding, playing hockey Most Influential Person: Parents ... "They're everything I want to be." Favorites: Music: rock, Tom Petty, Sublime, Megadeth ... movies: Pulp Fiction, Starsky and Hutch

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 50m FR 25.14 Jun 08 100m FR 56.80 Aug 07 200m FR 2:18.49 May 07 400m FR 5:24.40 Apr 05

2008 Swimvitational - 1 Final, 50m FR 08 SCSC GP - 10 Final, 50m FR NCAA - 1 Final, 50y FR; 11 Final, 100y FR 2007 SUM NATS - 2 Final, 50m FR; 14 Final, 400m FR-R