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Jill Horstead

Jill C. Horstead (born May 1, 1967) is a former competition swimmer who represented Canada in international events during the 1980s.

Jill Horstead
Personal information
Full nameJill C. Horstead
National teamCanada
Born (1967-05-01) May 1, 1967 (age 51)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesButterfly
ClubEtobicoke Swim Club
College teamUniversity of Florida

As a 16-year-old at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela, she placed fourth in the 200-metre butterfly with a time of 2:17.13, finishing behind Mary T. Meagher, Tracy Caulkins and Marie Moore. She won a bronze medal in the 200-metre butterfly at the 1985 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo (time: 2:13.46), and another bronze in the 200-metre butterfly at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh (time: 2:14.53).

Horstead competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, where she advanced to the B Final of the women's 200-metre butterfly, clocking a time of 2:13.49 and finishing first in the B Final consolation heat (ninth overall).[1]

Horstead later attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, and swam for coach Randy Reese's Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) competition from 1987 to 1990.[2] During her college swimming career, she earned All-American honors in the 200-yard butterfly and the 400-yard medley relay.[2] She graduated from the University of Florida with bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting in 1990 and 1991, respectively.[3]

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  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Jill Horstead Archived 2015-04-03 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Florida Swimming & Diving 2014–15 Media Supplement Archived 2015-02-18 at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 79, 83, 84, 89, 98 (2014). Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  3. ^ University of Florida Alumni Directory, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (2000).