Margo Geer

Margo Geer (born March 17, 1992) is an American competition swimmer specializing in sprint freestyle.[1]

Margo Geer
Personal information
National team United States
Born (1992-03-17) March 17, 1992 (age 28)
Milford Center, Ohio
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight152 lb (69 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubTucson Ford Dealers Aquatics
College teamUniversity of Arizona

Early lifeEdit

She began swimming at the Springfield YMCA[2] (SPY) in Springfield, Ohio under coaches Dave Johnson, Mickey McNeil and John Bishop at just four years old. She later swam for Fairbanks High School. She graduated the University of Arizona in 2014.[3] Geer was a volunteer swim coach at Ohio State University during their 2016–17 season.[4] She is an American competitive swimmer who specializes in freestyle events.

CareerEdit

Geer attended the University of Arizona, where she swam for the Arizona Wildcats swimming and diving team. She was a three-time NCAA National Champion (50-yard freestyle in 2013; 100-yard freestyle in 2013 and 2014).[5][6] She was also named the 2015 Pac-12 Woman of the Year.[7] She represented the United States at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships where she won a gold medal swimming for the first-place U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the 4×100-meter mixed freestyle relay, a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m mixed medley relay, and a bronze medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[8][9] After her collegiate career, she competed at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Trials, where she finished fifth in 2012.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bio: Margo Geer". arizonawildcats.com. Archived from the original on 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  2. ^ "Bio: Margo Geer". swimswam.com. Archived from the original on 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  3. ^ "Margo Geer's Journey Back to Swimming After Unhappy Olympic Trials". swimmingworldmagazine.com. Archived from the original on 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  4. ^ a b "Geer to Volunteer Coach at Ohio State". collegeswimming.com. Archived from the original on 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  5. ^ "Bio: Margo Geer". arizonawildcats.com. University of Arizona. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "National Team Bios: Margo Geer". USA Swimming. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "Margo Geer Named Pac-12 Woman of the Year". CBS 46. June 9, 2015. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "Tucson's Margo Geer swims on bronze medal team at World Championships". AZ Central. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  9. ^ "LIST OF AMERICAN MEDALISTS AT THE 2015 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS". USA Swimming. August 9, 2015. Archived from the original on August 22, 2015. Retrieved August 16, 2015.

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