Jonas Andersson (swimmer)

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Jonas Andersson
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Men’s Swimming
European LC Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Eindhoven 4×100 m medley

Jonas Carl Andersson (born 2 June 1984) is a Swedish swimmer from Stockholm, representing SK Neptun from Stockholm.

Biography[edit]

Jonas Andersson was born on 2 June 1984 in Stockholm, to Ewa and Jan Andersson.[1]

He competed at the 2001 Nordic Junior Championships in Fredrikshavn, where he finished third in the 200 m breaststroke.

At the 2002 European Junior Swimming Championships in Linz, he finished 12th in the 200 m breaststroke.

Jonas Andersson attended Södra Latins gymnasium in Stockholm and studied Economics at Stockholm School of Economics. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has returned to the Stockholm School of Economics to finish his master's degree. At the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, he competed with the UNLV Rebels. At the 2006 Mountain West Conference Championships, he finished third in the 200 y breaststroke, and in the 2007 championships, he won the 200 y breaststroke and finished second in the 100 y breaststroke. Both years he was a part of the 4x50 y medley relay gold winning team.

In 2007, he won his first individual Swedish Swimming Championships titles, when he won all the individual breaststroke events (50 m breaststroke, 100 m breaststroke and 200 m breaststroke).

Andersson competed for Sweden at the 2008 Olympics, where he narrowly missed his personal best while placing third in his heat with a time of 1:01.77 on 100 m breaststroke and maintained his top 50 in the world status. In total, he finished 31st in the 100 m breaststroke. He also was a part of the 4 × 100 m medley relay team that finished 11th in the prelims.

Personal bests[edit]

Long course (50 m)[edit]

Event Time


Date Meet Location Ref
50 m breaststroke 28.37 (sf) 22 Mar 2008 European Championships Eindhoven, Netherlands
100 m breaststroke 1:01.60 NR (sf) 18 Mar 2008 European Championships Eindhoven, Netherlands
200 m breaststroke 2:14.83 (sf) 20 Mar 2008 European Championships Eindhoven, Netherlands
Legend: WRWorld record; EREuropean record; NRSwedish record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Short course (25 m)[edit]

Event Time


Date Meet Location Ref
50 m breaststroke 28.37 (h) 23 Nov 2007 World Cup Belo Horizonte, Brazil
100 m breaststroke 1:01.06 (h) 24 Nov 2007 World Cup Belo Horizonte, Brazil
200 m breaststroke 2:12.93 20 Nov 2004 Swedish Grand Prix Malmö, Sweden
Legend: WRWorld record; EREuropean record; NRSwedish record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Clubs[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/m-swim/mtt/andersson_jonas00.html