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Player Bio: Eric la Fleur :: Men's Swimming

  Eric la Fleur
Eric la Fleur
Player Profile

Lund, Sweden

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 175

Sprint Free



Personal Bests 50y free.......20.29 100y free.....43.71 100y back....49.11

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 (15th overall) in the consolation final at 45.07... Placed eighth ( 16th overall) in the consolation finals of 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 50scm 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... HIGH SCHOOL: 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.