Larsen Jensen

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Larsen Jensen
Bushes with Michael Phelps and Larsen Jensen.jpg
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush with Larsen Jensen and Michael Phelps
Personal information
Full name Larsen Alan Jensen
Nickname(s) "Larjo"
National team  United States
Born (1985-09-01) September 1, 1985 (age 31)
Bakersfield, California
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Mission Viejo Nadadores
College team University of Southern California

Larsen Alan Jensen (born September 1, 1985) is an American former competition swimmer and a two-time Olympic medalist.


At the 2003 World Championships, Jensen earned a silver medal in the 800-meter freestyle, his first medal at the international level.[1]

He competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning silver in the 1,500-meter freestyle race, as well as competing in the 400-meter freestyle, where he finished fourth. At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships, he won silver medals in the 800 and 1,500-meter freestyle races.

Jensen competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he won the bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle, and also placed fifth in the 1,500-meter freestyle.[2]

Jensen is the current American record holder in the 400-meter freestyle and former American record holder in the 1,500-meter freestyle.


After the 2008 Summer Olympics, Jensen retired from competitive swimming to pursue a career in the U.S. Navy.

He graduated from the U.S. Navy SEAL BUD/S training program at the top of his class in 2011.

He currently is obtaining his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Personal bests (long course)[edit]

Event Time Date
400 m freestyle 3:42.78 August 10, 2008
1500 m freestyle 14:45.29 August 21, 2004

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Silver for Thorpe as Phelps takes records". The Age. Melbourne. July 27, 2003. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  2. ^ Jonathan Sanfilippo (August 8, 2008). "Park Makes History". The Korea Times. Retrieved July 14, 2009. 

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