Jessica Meichtry

Long Beach, Calif.
BIRTHDATE    March 12, 1987
HEIGHT    6' 0" (182.9 cm)
BIRTHDATE March 12, 1987
HEIGHT 6' 0" (182.9 cm)
Mark Schubert

  • One-time Olympian (2012)

  • Eleven World Champs LCM medals (3g, 6s, 2b)

  • Two Olympic Games medals (1g, 1b)

  • High School Long Beach Wilson '05

  • College Major Communications

  • Future Professional Aspirations Sports Media/Marketing

  • Parents Denise Robinson ... Denise is a psychotherapist, was a swimmer at Indiana State University for a week. and showed horses professionally... stepfather is Bill Robinson, and he is an aviation and intellectual properties attorney who attended the U.S. Naval Academy

  • Sibling(s) Younger sister (Amanda) was a Junior National Water Polo player ... Stepsister (Kerri Robinson-Johnson) works as a corporate marketer for McDonald's

  • Notable Relative(s) Grandfather (John Tourtellot) was on the crew team at Columbia University and invented the diamond tip needle on the record player

  • Started Swimming Age 7... Started going to the community pool during the summer...noticed a club team at the pool and asked mom if she could go "beat them," instead of asking to join the team. Shortly after she decided to join the swim team.

  • Sports Played Before Swimming Water polo

  • Nickname(s) Jess

  • Hobbies Outside the Pool All water sports (body surfing, scuba diving and stand up paddle board), travel, fashion, sports, charity work

  • Ultimate Way to Relax Laying out on a tropical beach for vacation or on the beach at home in Long Beach

  • Most Influential Person Dave Salo, Staciana Stitts, parents ... ...My parents have always supported me, through the ups and downs....

  • Affiliated non-profits or Organizations USOC's Team for Tomorrow ... Advocate for water conservation with Long Beach Water Department

  • Training Stats Swims 6,000 meters/yards per day, 3 hours a day, 6 days a week

  • More Role model: Her mom ... "My mom is selfless to the point where she sacrificed her life to help me."

  • Favorites U.S. city: Long Beach, Calif. ... int'l destination: Europe ... musician: Madonna ... summer activity: sleeping in the sun

  • Favorites Movie: Almost Famous ... TV show: Planet Earth... Holiday tradition: Tamales on Christmas Eve

Career Highlights
  • Finalist in the 100m breast at 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Won the 100m breast at 2014 Pan Pacs and silver as part of the 400m medley relay
  • Tied for first in the 100m breast at 2014 Phillips 66 Nationals to earn a spot on the Pan Pacs roster
  • Also won the 50m breast in meet-record fashion
  • Won three medals at the 2013 FINA World Championships - gold in the 400m medley relay, bronze in the 50m breast and bronze in the 100m breast
  • Qualified for the 2013 FINA World Championships with a win in the 50m breast and a second-place finish in the 100m breast at Phillips 66 Nationals
  • Won gold in the 400m medley relay and bronze in the 400m free relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London
  • Also set a best time of 53.84 in the 100m free
  • Qualified for the 2012 Olympic team by finishing first in the 100m free and the 50m free
  • Won gold in the 50m breast and swam a leg on the silver medal winning 4x100m free relay at the 2011 FINA World Championships; also finished eighth in the 50m free
  • Won the 100m breast at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships
  • Helped the 4x100m free-relay and 4x100m med-relay teams bring home two silver medals at the 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships
  • Four-time gold medalist at the 2010 MOO Pan Pacific Championships
  • Earned gold and broke the 50m and 100m breaststroke world records at the 2008 Short Course World Championships
  • At the 2005 World Championships, in which she was a U.S. National Team Rookie, set a world record in the semis of the 100m breast before ultimately finishing second in the finals; also earned silver in the 50, breast and as a member of the 400m medley relay
  • Won the 50m breast and captured silver on the 400m medley relay at the 2007 World Championships
  • Won her first NCAA title in the 100y breast at the 2006 NCAA Championships.
Olympics History
  • 2012: (p) Gold, 4x100m MED-R, Bronze, 4x100m FR-R
World Champs History
  • 2015: 5th, 50m BR; 10th, 100m BR; 4th, 400m MR
  • 2013: Bronze, 100m BR; Bronze, 50m BR; Gold, 400m MR
  • 2011: Gold, 50m BR; Silver, 400m FR-R; 8th, 50m FR
  • 2007: Gold, 50m BR; Silver, 400m MR(pr); 4th, 100m BR
  • 2005: Silver, 50m & 100m BR and 400m MR (set 100 WR in SF now broken)
World Champs History
  • 2015: 10th 100 Br
Pan Pacs History
  • 2014: Gold, 100m BR; Silver, 400m MR
  • 2010: Gold, 50m BR & 50m FR & 400m FR-R & 400m MR; 6th, 50m FL
  • 2006: Gold, 400m MR; 9th, 100m BR(CR in finals)
SC Worlds History
  • 2010: Silver, 400m FR-R, 400 MR
  • 2008: Gold, 50m & 100m BR (WR); 400m MR-R; 4th, 50m FR
  • 2006: Silver, 400m MR(pr); Bronze, 50m BR; 4th, 100m BR
Duel in the Pool History
  • 2013: Gold, 100m BR; 6th, 50m FR
  • 2011: Gold, 100m BR; Silver, 400m FR-R (AM)
  • 2009: Gold, 400m MR (WR); Silver, 50m FR; Silver, 100m BR
  • 2007: 4th, 100m BR; 7th, 50m FR
  • 2005: Silver, 50m BR; Silver, 100m BR; Silver, 400m MR (set 100 WR in sf -now broken)
Olympic Trials History
  • 2016: 6th, 100m BR
  • 2012: 1st, 50m FR; 1st, 100m FR; 3rd, 100m BR
  • 2008: 1st, 100m BR; 2nd, 50m FR; 4th, 100m FR
U.S. Nationals History
  • 2014: 1st, 50m BR; 1st (tie), 100m BR
  • 2013: 8th, 100m FR; 1st, 50m BR; 2nd, 100m BR; 6th, 50m FR
  • She is the current American Record holder in the 100m Br
  • Fastest U.S. women's 100m Breaststroker in 2013
  • 1x Olympian, 5x World Champ member for USA
  • She will be swimming in her 4th Olympic Trials. (12, 08, 04)

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