Gillian Ryan

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Personal information
Full name Gillian Rene Ryan
Nationality  USA
Born (1995-10-01) October 1, 1995 (age 21)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes freestyle

Gillian Rene Ryan (born October 1, 1995 in Allentown, Pennsylvania)[1] is an American swimmer from Kutztown, Pennsylvania. They won a US National Championship in the 800m freestyle,[2][3] as well as two golds in the Pan American Games.[4] Ryan is living in Baltimore, Maryland, where they are taking cyber courses from Kutztown High School so they could train at North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Ryan made the switch to the club that has produced 10 Olympians, including Michael Phelps, to remain with coach Erik Posegay. They learned that Posegay was moving to NBAC shortly after her return from Lima, Peru, where they won silver and bronze medals at the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships in 2011. Within two weeks, they were living in Baltimore and training at the club.[5] Ryan was part of the 2012 United States Olympic Trials, finishing fourth at the 400m and seventh at the 800m.[6]

On September 9, 2013, Ryan made a commitment to swim for Mike Bottom and the Michigan Wolverines at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the start of the 2014 season.[7]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Patton, Steve (17 October 2011). "Ryan's swim career moves on". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Gillian Ryan - Swimmer stats". USA Swimming. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
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  5. ^ Patton, Steve (17 October 2011). "Ryan's swim career moves on". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 26 January 2012. 
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  7. ^ http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/lane9/news/highschool/35829.asp