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)
CLUB NAME
Unattached
COACH NAME
Mark Schubert

FOLLOW
FAST FACTS
  • One-time Olympian (2012)

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

  • Two Olympic Games medals (1g, 1b)

FUN FACTS
  • 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....

  • Charities 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
Briefly
  • She is the current American Record holder in the 100m Br
Briefly
  • Fastest U.S. women's 100m Breaststroker in 2013
Briefly
  • 1x Olympian, 5x World Champ member for USA
Briefly
  • She will be swimming in her 4th Olympic Trials. (12, 08, 04)

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