Shannon Vreeland

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Shannon Vreeland
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1991-11-15) November 15, 1991 (age 22)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 156 lb (71 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Athens Bulldog Swim Club
College team University of Georgia

Shannon Vreeland (born November 15, 1991) is an American college and international swimmer who is freestyle events and Olympic gold medalist. She was a member of the 2012 United States Olympic team, and won a gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She is part of the current American record in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay.

Vreeland was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Connie and Daniel Vreeland, and has a twin sister, Michelle.[1] She grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, and attended Blue Valley West High School, graduating in 2010.

Vreeland attends the University of Georgia, and swims for coach Jack Bauerle's Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. She has been a member of two of the Bulldogs' NCAA national champion relay teams in the 4x200-yard relay event and the NCAA team title in 2013. She is majoring in international business and economics.

At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, she placed fifth in the 200-meter freestyle event with a time of 1:57.90, thus qualifying as a member of the U.S. relay team in the 4x200-meter freestyle.[2] Vreeland also placed thirteenth overall in the 100-meter freestyle race with a time of 54.87 seconds.[3] At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she earned a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. relay team in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, together with Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer and Allison Schmitt. The first-place Americans set a new Olympic record for the event of 7:42.92.

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