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Eric La Fleur
Eric La Fleur


Lund, Sweden

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 175

Sprint Free



Personal Bests 50y free.......20.29 100y free.....43.51 100y back....49.11

SOPHOMORE (2001-02): An All-American in 100y free by finishing fifth with a time of 43.51, a personal best...Also received All-America honors in the 400y freestyle relay by finishing fifth at 2:53.09...Member of 200y free relay team that finished third with the time of 1:16.99, which surpassed the old school record set at the 2001 NCAA Championships...At 2002 Pac-10 Championships was a member of third place team in 200y free relay (1:18.71)...Placed third in 400y free relay as he finished the race in 2:54.54...Earned 13th place in 50y free which he swam in 20.31...Swam for fifth place team in 400y medley relay (3:14.78)...Member of third place team in 200y medley relay (1:27.62)...Swam the 200y free in 1:41.24, which placed him in 16th...Finished 11th in 100y free with a time of 44.13...Second fastest Wildcat swimmer in 50 free, 100 free and 200 free during 2001-02 season... Member of team that won 400y free relay event vs. Texas with a time of 2:59.63.

YEAR-BY-YEAR (2001): Won the 50m back at Nationals with the time of 26.84... At the World Championships in Fukuoku competed in the 50 free and touched the wall at 23.38... Member of the 400 free relay team.

FRESHMAN (2000-01): A first-team All-American in the 200y and 400y free relay at the 2001 NCAA Championships... An honorable mention All-America selection in the 200y and 400y medley relays... At the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, he swam the fourth leg of the third place 200y free relay team... In the 100y free, came in seventh in the consolation final,15th overall,at 45.07... Placed eighth in the consolation finals, 16th overall, in the 100y back, touching the wall at 50.99... Also at Pac-10s, he placed 27th in the 50 free with the time of 20.69... A member of the Wildcats' fastest 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay teams for the 2001 season... Second-fastest Arizona swimmer in the 50 free (20.29), the 100 free (43.71) and the 100 back (49.11).

PREP: 2000: At the Senior Nationals, recorded at time of 22.80 in the 50m free... Swam a 26.34 in the short course 50m back...In the long course 50m back, finished second with a time of 27.19...Had a 50.39 in the 100m free...Holds the region record in the 50m free... Attended Polhemskolan High School in Lund, Sweden...Graduated in 1998...Coached by Magnus Lennartsson...

PERSONAL: Eric Johan la Fleur... Born 12/11/79 in Lund, Sweden... Son of Lennart and Barbro la Fleur... Father graduated from Linkoping, and mother graduated from Uppsala... Father is a sales director, and mother is a homemaker... Brother, Oscar, was a member of the UA swimming team from 1996-2000... Suffered a shoulder injury in 1997-1998... Academic major to be determined at the UA... Hobbies include music, playing the guitar and the drums.