Triin Aljand

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Triin Aljand
Personal information
Full name Triin Aljand
National team  Estonia
Born (1985-07-08) 8 July 1985 (age 31)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Sport Swimming
Club Audentese SK
College team Texas A&M University

Triin Aljand (born July 8, 1985) is a retired Estonian swimmer who won a silver medal at the 2012 European Aquatics Championships in 50 m butterfly. She competed in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in the 50 m and 100 m freestyle and 100 butterfly, but never reached the finals.[1] She also participated in multiple FINA World Aquatics Championships.[2][3]

She attended Texas A&M University, where she swam for the women's varsity team. On November 21, 2008, she broke the NCAA record for the 50-yard freestyle with her time of 21.61,[4] though the record was disqualified after it was found the pool was just over one inch short.[5]


She set the Estonian national records three times in the 50-m butterfly on December 12, 2008.[6] She set another national record in the 100-m butterfly at the 2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships on December 14, 2008.[7]


Her brother Martti and twin sister Berit are also swimmers. Her father Riho is a swimming coach, and her grandmother, Ulvi Voog (Indrikson) is a former Olympic swimmer.[1]

She is engaged to Slovenian swimmer Peter Mankoč.


  1. ^ a b Triin Aljand.
  2. ^ Ujujad naudivad Singapuri treeninglaagris sooja vastuvõttu – Eesti Päevaleht. Retrieved on 2012-08-31.
  3. ^ Texas A&M Olympian Schedule at the Wayback Machine (archived August 12, 2008). (2008-08-05).
  4. ^ Lane 9 News Archive: Texas A&M's Triin Aljand Clips NCAA 50 Free Record; Short Pool Troubles Strike A&M Again as Record Disallowed. Retrieved on 2012-08-31.
  5. ^ Aljand Breaks All-Time NCAA Record in 50-Yard Freestyle; Record Disallowed After Pool Measurement at the Wayback Machine (archived December 19, 2009). (2008-11-21)
  6. ^ Aljand Sets Estonian Record. (2008-12-12). Retrieved on 2012-08-31.
  7. ^ December 14 at the Wayback Machine (archived December 19, 2008). (2008-12-14).

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Preceded by
Kristina Šmigun-Vähi
Estonian Sportswoman of the Year
2011, 2012
Succeeded by
Julia Beljajeva