Zane Grothe

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Zane Grothe
Zane Grothe after winning 800m free (42052326704).jpg
Grothe in 2018
Personal information
Born (1992-04-22) April 22, 1992 (age 28)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubDC Trident[1]
Indiana Swim Club
Auburn Tigers
Boulder City Henderson Swim Club
College teamAuburn University

Zane Grothe (born April 22, 1992) is an American swimmer who specializes in distance and mid-distance freestyle events. He competed in the men's 400 meter freestyle event at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.[2][3] He currently represents the DC Trident which is part of the International Swimming League.[4] He broke the American and U.S. Open records in the 500 yard and 1650 yard freestyle events at the 2017 USA Winter National Championships.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Zane Grothe was born April 22, 1992 in Boulder City, Nevada, as the son of Terry Grothe and Sy Grothe.[7] Grothe attended Boulder City High School and swam for the Boulder City Henderson club team. In 2010, he finished third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:24.51) at the Southern California Swimming Grand Prix and fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the 2008 USA Swimming Short Course Junior Championships. Grothe swam collegiately at Auburn University from 2010 to 2014.

College career[edit]

As a freshman, he finished fourth in the 1650-yard freestyle at SEC Championships. At the 2016 Men's NCAA Division I Championships Grothe finished sixth in the mile, and seventh in the 500-yard freestyle.[8] He also swam the 200-yard freestyle, finishing 17th.

As a sophomore, Grothe won the SEC title as part of the 800-yard freestyle relay.[9] At the 2016 Men's NCAA Division I Championships he placed fourth in the 1,650 and 500-yard freestyle.[10] He contributed to the 12th place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay and finished 14th in the 200-yard freestyle.

During his junior year as an Auburn Tiger he won his first individual title in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the 2013 SEC Championships.[11] At the 2016 Men's NCAA Division I Championships he finished seventh in the 500 and 12th in the 200-yard freestyle. [12] He also placed 15th in the mile and was part of the 800-yard freestyle relay that finished 19th.

As a senior, Grothe finished fifth in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the 2014 Men's NCAA Division I Championships. He placed 11th in the 500-yard freestyle and was part of a seventh place finish in the 800-yard freestyle relay.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gibbs, Robert (June 11, 2019). "natalie-coughlin-to-return-to-competition-with-the-dc-tridentfor-2019-international-swimming-league-finale". SwimSwam.
  2. ^ "Heats results". FINA. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "2017 World Aquatics Championships > Search via Athletes". Budapest 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  4. ^ Ross, Andy (September 18, 2019). "dc-trident-adds-annika-bruhn-simona-kubova-to-isl-roster". Swimming World.
  5. ^ "Zane Grothe Smashes American Record in 500 Free To Break 4:08 For First Time - Swimming World News". Swimming World News. November 30, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Zane Grothe Crushes his 2nd American, U.S. Open Record This Week". SwimSwam. December 2, 2017. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "2013-2014 Swimming & Diving Roster". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  8. ^ "Zane Grothe". SwimSwam. Retrieved July 11, 2020.
  9. ^ "Tigers Get Three Wins to Open SEC Championships". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  10. ^ "Auburn Men Finish Sixth at NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  11. ^ "The Streak is Over - Florida Men, Georgia Women Win SEC's". College Swimming. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  12. ^ "NCAA Men's Championships - Day 1 Prelims". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  13. ^ "Tigers in eighth after Day 2 of NCAA Men's Championships". Auburn Tigers. Retrieved July 14, 2020.

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