Merideth Swain
Merideth Swain

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Springfield, Mo.

High School:
Kickapoo High

Event:
Free/Fly

Major:
Sport & Park Administration

02/15/2013

Bears On a Roll Heading Into Friday Finals in Carbondale

Missouri State qualifies 16 athletes for A-Finals, including the top times in three events

01/19/2013

Fast Swimming Propels MSU to Victories Over Truman State on Senior Day

Saturday marked the last home meet and final appearance for seniors Brown, Oishi, Steffen, Uzcategui, Winter and Jansen

Honors & Awards
MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2012

2012-13: Registered career bests in two of three individual events (50 free, 100 fly) at the 2013 MVC Championships; also led off the Bears' B-400 Medley Relay and broke the 1-minute barrier for the first time ever...Finished the season among the Bears' top-five swimmers in the 100 back (5th) with her time from Day 2 of the conference meet.

2011-12: Was entered as an exhibition swimmer for the 2012 MVC Championships...Swam a season best in the 50 free (24.72) at the conference meet; her prelims time would have qualified her for the B-Final...Also swam in the 100 and 200 free preliminaries at the MVC Championships...Posted two season bests at the UIW Christmas Invitational in December including a 53.65 in the 100 free and 1:58.40 in the 200 free.

Background: Was named Most Valuable Swimmer at local Kickapoo High School and helped break several school records...Was a four-year letterwinner...Ranked as the 13th-best swimmer in the state of Missouri for 2011 by CollegeSwimming.com...Swam for head coach Dave Collins and the Missouri State Aquatics club team...As a senior, she swam in the consolation finals at the 2011 MSHSAA Girls State Swimming Championships in both the 200 free (14th) and 100 fly (10th)...Earned all-state accolades for her efforts in the 200 and 400 free relays...As a junior, Swain qualified for state in 7-of-8 individual events...She was the only freshman at Kickapoo to swim at state, participating in all three relays.

Personal: Merideth Anne Swain is the daughter of Chris and Laura Beitzell...Has two siblings: Jeffrey Swain and Natalie Beitzell...Her grandfather, Russell G. Barnekow, Jr., and mother, Laura Beitzell, both attended MSU...Majoring in sport & park administration.

Career Bests at Missouri State
Event Time Opponent/Meet Date
50 Free 24.56 2013 MVC Championships - Prelims 2/14/13
100 Free 53.65 UIW X-Mas Invitational 12/19/11
200 Free 1:58.40 UIW X-Mas Invitational 12/18/11
100 Back 59.58 2013 MVC Championships - 400 Medley Relay 2/15/13
100 Fly 59.46 2013 MVC Championships - Prelims 2/15/13

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