Seraina Prünte

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Seraina Prünte
Personal information
Full name Seraina Prünte
National team   Switzerland
Born (1987-08-16) 16 August 1987 (age 30)
Bern, Switzerland
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club SV Nikar Heidelberg (GER)
Coach Dirk Reinicke (SUI)

Seraina Prünte (born August 16, 1987) is a Swiss former swimmer, who specialized in freestyle events.[1] She currently holds a Swiss record in the 100 m freestyle (56.06) from the German Olympic Trials in Berlin (2008).[2][3] A single-time Olympian (2004), Prunte played for the Nikar Swimming Club (German: Schwimmverein Nikar) in Heidelberg, before she trained under head coach Dirk Reinecke as part of the Swiss national team.

Prunte qualified for the women's 4×100 m freestyle relay, as Switzerland's youngest swimmer (aged 16), at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.[4] Teaming with Dominique Diezi, Marjorie Sagne, and Nicole Zahnd in heat two, Prunte swam a third leg and recorded a split of 58.16, but the Swiss women settled only for seventh place and fifteenth overall in a final time of 3:48.61.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Seraina Prünte". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Schwimmen Schweizer Rekord durch Seraina Prünte" [Seraina Prünte breaks Swiss record] (in German). Blick. 23 April 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Schwimmen: Schweizer Rekord durch Seraina Prünte" [Swimming: Seraina Prünte breaks Swiss record] (in German). Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 24 April 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Swimming – Women's 4×100m Freestyle Relay Startlist (Heat 2)" (PDF). Athens 2004. Omega Timing. Retrieved 27 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "Women's 4×100m Freestyle Heat 2". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 14 August 2004. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Thomas, Stephen (14 August 2004). "Women's 400 Freestyle Relay Prelims: Aussie Women Qualify Fastest Ahead of Team USA; Germans and Dutch in the Mix". Swimming World Magazine. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.