Breeja Larson

Mesa, Ariz
BIRTHDATE    April 16, 1992
HEIGHT    6' 0" (182.9 cm)
BIRTHDATE April 16, 1992
HEIGHT 6' 0" (182.9 cm)
New York Athletic Club (NYAC-NY)
David Salo

  • One-time Olympian (2012)

  • High School Mountain View HS '10

  • College Texas A&M '14

  • College Major Psychology

  • Parents Kjell and Marni Jo Larson ... father works with Severtson Screens and played basketball and baseball in high school ... mother is in school to be a math teacher and ran track in high school

  • Sibling(s) Has six sisters ... One older, Kyli ... Five younger, Mikel, Phoebe, Sabra, Tabitha, Charlotte

  • Notable Relative(s) Related to David Larson (swam for BYU), Jennifer Jefferson (ran track at BYU) and Jeanette Fitzgerald (ran track for Mesa Community College)

  • Started Swimming Started swimming competitively at age 17... "I wanted to play a sport in college and I felt swimming was my best bet."

  • Sports Played Before Swimming In high school, lettered in softball, and track and field in addition to swimming

  • Pet(s) One golden retriever, Cooper ... "Whenever he gets in trouble he'll roll on his back and cry then army crawl to the walk-in closet, but he's the sweetest cuddler you'll ever meet, loyal and true, doesn't need a leash and stays by your side."

  • Hobbies Outside the Pool Cooking, baking ... "I would rather cook dinner than go out to eat."

  • Ultimate Way to Relax Pre-competition ritual is relaxed breathing

  • Training Stats Swims 11,000-15,000 meters/yards a day ... 4 hours a day ... 2 workouts a day, 6 days a week

  • More "I love setting high goals and obsessing over them until I achieve them. It's fun to see people's reactions when you tell when your goals, then your reaction when you actually get them."

  • Favorites Class taken: psychology ... Post-meet meal: pasta with lots of meat ... Workout: pace on Saturday ... Texas A&M tradition: Howdy

Career Highlights
  • 1x Olympian (2012)
  • 1x Olympic medalist (1g)
  • 1x World Championships (LCM) medalist (1g)
  • 1x Pan Pacs medalist (1b)
  • 3x NCAA champion
  • 3x U.S. national champion
  • 6x U.S. National Team member
  • Fourth-fastest 50m breaststroke swimmer in American history
Olympics History
  • 2012: Gold, 4x100m Med-R (pr); 6th, 100m BR
World Champs History
  • 2015: 19th, 200m BR
  • 2013: Gold, 4x100m Med-R (pr); 4th, 50m BR; 5th, 100m BR; 12th, 200m BR
Pan Pacs History
  • 2014: Bronze, 100m BR; 6th, 200m BR
Olympic Trials History
  • 2016: 4th, 100m BR; 11th, 200m BR
  • 2012: 1st, 100m BR; 6th, 200m BR
U.S. Nationals History
  • 2019: 1st, 100m BR; 17th, 200m BR
  • 2014: 2nd, 50m BR; 3rd, 100m BR 2nd, 200m BR
  • 2013: 1st, 100m BR; 1st, 200m BR; 2nd, 50m BR
NCAA History
  • 2014: 1st, 100y BR; T-2nd, 200y BR; 2nd, 4x100y Med-R; 4th, 4x50y FR-R; 4th, 4x50y Med-R; 16th. 50y BR
  • 2013: 1st, 100y BR; 3rd, 200y BR; 5th, 4x50y Med-R; 5th, 4x100y Med-R; 32nd, 50y FR
  • 2012: 1st, 100y BR; 3rd, 200y BR; 4th, 4x100y Med-R; 5th, 4x50y Med-R; 11th, 4x50y FR-R
  • 2011: 2nd, 100y BR; 2nd, 200y BR; 5th, 4x50y Med-R; 9th, 4x100y Med-R

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