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Jean Basson (born 5 October 1987) is an Olympic swimmer from South Africa. At the 2008 Olympic Games, Basson placed fourth in the 200-metre freestyle final with a time of 1:45.97.[1][2] He also competed in the 400 m freestyle and the 4 x 200 m relay. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he took part in the 4 x 200 m relay.[2] Basson lives and trains in Tucson, Arizona, under coach Frank Busch. He attended the University of Arizona, where he was a member of the Arizona Wildcats swimming and diving team.

Jean Basson
Personal information
Full name Jean Basson
National team  South Africa
Born (1987-10-05) 5 October 1987 (age 30)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics
College team University of Arizona


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