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Daniel Lester
Daniel Lester

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brisbane, Australia

High School:
Marist College Ashgrove

Height:
5-11

Event:
Fly/IM

Experience:
1V

2011-12: Earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors with a strong Big Ten Championships performance ... was part of the 800 free relay team that set a school-record at the Big Ten Championships (6.26.07) as well as the 400 free relay team that posted a season-best time of 2:57.35, also at the Big Ten Championships ... helped the 400 medley relay (3:13.13) and 200 medley relay (1:26.87) to season-best times at the Big Ten Championships as well ... ended the season with NCAA 'B' times in three individual events (100 fly, 200 fly, 200 IM) and four relays (400 free relay, 800 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay) ... took third in the 200 IM with a school-record time of 1:44.47 and second in the 100 fly (46.07)--also a school-record time--at the Big Ten Championships ... capped off the Big Ten Championships by touching the wall at 1:45.41 for seventh place in the 200 fly ... finished 15th in the 200 yard freestyle at the Texas Invitationals with a time of 1:39.29 ... posted a time of 47.52 in the 100 yard butterfly, on his way to a fifth-place finish at the Texas Invitational ... took second in the 200 yard butterfly, also in the Texas Invitational, recording a time of 1:45.05 ... earned a third-place finish at the Arizona Dual, finishing the 400 IM in 4:13.36 ... placed ninth in the 200 yard individual medley at the Texas Invitational, posting a time of 1:47.67 ... also brought home a first place (Milwaukee Dual) and second place (Arizona State Dual) in the 200 IM earlier in the season ... won the 200 fly at the Milwaukee Dual and came in second in the Minnesota Dual ... also claimed a second-place finish in the 100 fly at the Arizona Dual ... his performance at the Milwaukee Dual earned him Swimmer of the Week honors in the Big Ten

2010-11:
Took 1st in the 200 yard butterfly (1:48.60), the 200 yard individual medley (1:49.46), and the 100 yard butterfly (47.86) at the Iowa Dual ... Finished 1st in all three of his individual events at the Minnesota Dual: the 100 yard butterfly (48.32), the 200 yard butterfly (1:48.36), and the 200 yard individual medley (1:50.10) ... Placed first place in the 100 yard butterfly (49.04), the the 200 yard butterfly (1:49.56), and the 400 yard individual medley (3:58.28) at the Arizona Dual ... Finished 1st the 100 yard butterfly (48.50) and the 200 yard butterfly (1:48.75) at the Northwestern Dual... Tied the school record by winning two Big Ten Swimmer of the Week awards in one season ... Posted NCAA 'B' qualifying times in eight different events at the Texas Invitational, five of which were individual events, including the 200 yard freestyle (1:37.39), the 100 yard butterfly (46.70), the 200 yard butterfly (1:44.12), the 200 yard individual medley (1:46.56), and the 400 yard individual medley (3:48.09) ... Finished 1st in the 50 yard freestyle (21.43) and the 200 yard breaststroke (2:07.64)at the Green Bay Dual ... Posted six NCAA 'B' qualifying times in individual events at the Big Ten Championships, including the 100 yard butterfly (46.46), the 200 yard butterfly (1:43.98), and the 200 yard individual medley (1:45.63).

2009-10: Earned All American honors with a 7th place finish in the 200 yard butterfly (1:43.18) at the NCAA Championships... also finished 31st (1:45.98) in the 200 yard individual medley and 20th (3:48.29) in the 400 yard individual medley at the NCAA Championships... Earned runner-up finish in 200-yard butterfly at Big Ten championships (2/27), finishing in NCAA 'B' qualifying time of 1:43.30 ... also was third in the 400-yard individual medley at the Big Ten meet (2/26) with a 'B' cut of 3:47.74 ... finished fifth in 200 IM at Big Tens (2/25) in 'B' cut of 1:45.59 ... in first collegiate meet, won 200 fly and finished second in 200 IM against Green Bay (1/23) ... grabbed runner-up finish in the 400 IM and finished third in 100 fly and 200 IM at Big Ten Quad Duals (1/29-30)

Prep: Finished 2009 ranked No. 4 in 200 IM in Australian long-course rankings ... also ranked second in the 200 fly and seventh in the 400 IM ... ranked No. 3 in 400 IM, No. 8 in 200 IM and No. 8 in 200 fly in national short-course rankings ... ranked No. 50 in the world for short course 400 IM in 2009 ... semi-finalist in 2008 Australian Olympic Trials in 200 IM, setting New South Wales 17-year age group record ... finished 12th in the 200 fly at the 2009 Australian Championships ... also was 15th in the 200 IM ... finalist in the 200 IM at 2008 Australian Short Course Championships ... won 400 IM and finished second in 200 IM and third in 200 fly at 2009 New Zealand Short Course Championships ... won 200 fly and finished second in 100 fly and 200 IM at 2008 Pacific School Games, setting four meet records ... won 200 IM for 18 and under group at 2008 Australian age-group nationals ... grabbed four top-six finishes at 2009 age-group championships ... named male swimmer of the meet after win in 200 IM and three other top-three finishes at 2009 Queensland State Championships ... named to 2010 Australian Youth Target Squad, a camp held at Australian Institute of Sport during 2008 Olympics

Personal: Parents are Steve and Louise Lester ... has two younger brothers, Bradley and Stuart ... transfered from Queensland University of Technology ... major is business

Personal Bests (SCY)
50 Free: 21.43 (1/22/2011)
100 Fly: 46.07 (2/22/2012)
200 Fly: 1:42.49 (3/26/2011)
100 Free: 44.74 (12/4/2010)
200 Free: 1:37.39 (12/3/2010)
200 Breast: 2:07.64 (1/22/2011)
200 IM: 1:44.48 (2/22/2012)
400 IM: 4:13.36 (11/04/2011)

Personal Bests (LCM)
100 Fly: 54.52
200 Free: 1:56.53

All-American Awards (2)
2011 (1)
200 Fly: 5th (1:42.49)

2010 (1)
200 Fly: 7th (1:43.18)

Honorable Mention All-America Awards (1)
2011 (1)
100 Fly: 10th (46.31)

All-Big Ten Awards (2)
2012 (1)
100 Fly: 2nd (46.07)

2010 (1)
200 Fly: 2nd (1:43.30)

At the NCAA Championships
2012
200 IM: 36th (1:47.41)
100 Fly: DQ--false start
200 Fly: 18th (1:44.63)

2011
100 Fly: 10th (46.31)
200 Fly: 5th (1:42.49)
200 IM: DQ--kick infraction

2010
200 Fly: 7th (1:43.18)
200 IM: 31st (1:45.98)
400 IM: 20th (3:48.29)

At the Big Ten Championships
2012
100 Fly: 2nd (46.07)
200 Fly: 7th (1:45.41)
200 IM: 3rd (1:44.48)
200 Medley Relay: 6th (1:26.87)
400 Medley Relay: 7th (3:13.13)
400 Free Relay: 10th (2:57.35)
800 Free Relay: 5th (6:26.07)

2011
100 Fly: 3rd (46.46)
200 Fly: 5th (1:44.50)
200 IM: 8th (1:46.46)
400 Free Relay: 7th (4:56.53)
800 Free Relay: 9th (6:30.49)
200 Medley Relay: 5th (1:27.02)
400 Medley Relay: 6th (3:12.55)

2010
200 Fly: 2nd (1:43.30)
200 IM: 5th (1:45.59)
400 IM: 3rd (3:47.74)
400 Medley Relay: 5th (3:13.65)

At the Australian Short Course Championships
2010
100 fly: 6th (51.71)
100 IM: 6th (54.86)
200 IM: 2nd (1:58.55)

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