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Eric la Fleur
Eric la Fleur


Lund, Sweden

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 178

Sprint Free



Personal Bests
50 free - 19.77
100 free - 42.86
100 back - 49.11

2002-03 Season: Earned All-America honors in six different events... At 2003 NCAA Championships, finished sixth in the 100 free (43.06) and 11th in the 50 free... Was also part of the third-place 400 free relay, fourth-place 200 free relay, 10th-place 800 free relay and 10th-place 200 medley relay... At 2003 Pac-10 Championships, placed seventh in the 100 free (44.03), ninth in the 200 free (1:39.48) and 11th in the 50 free (20.44)... Also at Pac-10s, helped both the 400 free and the 400 medley relays finish third... In dual meet action, was fourth in the 100 free against California and fourth in the 50 free against Stanford... At the Texas Invitational, was fourth in the 100 free, 10th in the 200 free and 11th in the 500 free... Won the 100 free at USC...

2001-02 Season: Three-time All-American... At 2002 NCAA Championships, took fifth in the 100 free (43.51)... Was also part of the 200 free relay team that finished third and the 400 free relay that was fifth... At 2002 Pac-10 Championships, placed 11th in 100 free (44.13), 13th place in the 50 free (20.31) and 16th in the 200 free (1:41.24)... Was also a member of the third-place 200 free relay, third-place 400 free relay, third-place 200 medley relay and the fifth-place 400 medley relay... Member of team that won the 400 free relay event against Texas...

2000-01 Season: A first-team All-American in the 200 and 400 free relays at the 2001 NCAA Championships... An honorable mention All-America selection in the 200 and 400 medley relays... At the 2001 Pac-10 Championships, swam the anchor leg of the third-place 200 free relay team... Also at Pac-10s, was 15th in the 100 free (45.07), 16th in the 100 back (50.99) and 27th in the 50 free (20.69)...

National & International Competition - 2003 Member of Swedish National Team... At Swedish Nationals, won the 50 back for the third time... 2002: Finished second in the 400 free relay at the SC World Championships in Moscow, Russia... Was 17th in the 50 back (26.49) at the LC European Championships in Berlin, Germany... Was also runner-up in the 400 free relay at that meet... 2001: At the World Championships in Fukuoku, competed in the 50 free and touched the wall at 23.38... Member of the fourth-place 400 free relay team... Won the 50m back at Nationals with the time of 26.84... 2000: At 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...

Prep: Attended Polhemskolan in Lund, Sweden... Graduated in 1998...

Personal: Born Eric Johan Lennart La Fleur on Dec. 11, 1979, in Lund, Sweden... Son of Lennart and Barbro La Fleur... Brother, Oscar, was a member of the UA swimming team from 1996-2000... Majoring in studio art.