|Full name||Jonas Lars Persson|
15 December 1983 |
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|College team||Arizona Wildcats (2004-06)
Tennessee Volunteers (2006-2009)
In 2002, Jonas Persson won his first individual title in the Swedish Swimming Championships, on 200 m freestyle, after having won a silver in the Swedish Short Course Swimming Championships earlier the same year.
Persson swam and attended school at the USA's University of Arizona for two years (2004–06), and more recently was at the University of Tennessee (2006–09), where he majored in Marketing and International Business.
Persson also participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics for Sweden in the 100 m freestyle, 4×100 m freestyle relay and the 4×100 medley relay. He finished 13th in the 100 m freestyle and 5th in the 4×100 freestyle relay, alongside Petter Stymne, Lars Frölander and Stefan Nystrand. The medley relay team consisting of Simon Sjödin, Jonas Andersson, Frölander and Persson finished 11th in the prelims.
Persson is currently the assistant coach for the University of Utah Swimming & Diving Team.
- Persson's entry from www.sports-reference.com; retrieved 2009-08-23.
- Persson's bio from the University of Arizona Athletics website. Published 2005-09-29; retrieved 2009-08-23.
- Persson's bio from the University of Tennessee website; retrieved 2009-08-23.