Jeremy Linn

Jeremy Porter Linn (born January 6, 1975) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder. Linn set an American record in the 100-meter breaststroke while winning the silver medal in that event at the 1996 Summer Olympics. He has recently been selected to be inducted in the Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame with the class of 2017.

Jeremy Linn
Jeremy Linn, 2011
Personal information
Full nameJeremy Porter Linn
National team United States
Born (1975-01-06) January 6, 1975
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight183 lb (83 kg)
StrokesBreastroke, freestyle
College teamUniversity of Tennessee

At the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Mark Henderson, Gary Hall Jr., Jeff Rouse and Linn set a new world record in the men's 400-metre medley relay. Linn was known for his unusual warm-up routine and unorthodox swim sets. A typical warm-up set consisted of flips off the blocks. Linn was given the nickname "The Goat" due to his facial hair.

Linn attended the University of Tennessee from 1995 to 1998, where he was a member of the Tennessee Volunteers swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) competition. He was a seventeen-time All-American.[1] Linn won eleven SEC swimming titles-six individual and five relay. He also helped the Tennessee Volunteers win an SEC team championship in 1996. At the national level, he won four individual NCAA titles. Linn held the NCAA and U.S. Open record in the 100 yard breaststroke until 2007, that record was broken by Mike Alexandrov of Northwestern University.

Linn was the senior coach at the QDD Swim Team in Manassas, Virginia from September 2004 until August 2007. Linn coached three swimmers to national championship qualifying times and he also coached three of the four QDD women in the 200-meter freestyle relay to the VSI State Senior Championships for short course in 2007, breaking the meet record and nearly breaking the five-year-old state record.[2] Linn coached 11 QDD athletes whom achieved USA Swimming's Scholastic All-American status for the 2006–07 school year, Linn coached for Tar Heel Aquatic Team, in Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina from August 2007 to December 2007. He now coaches for Nations Capital swim team[3] in northern Virginia.

See also


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jeremy Linn". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2013-02-03.
  • QDD
  • Nation's Capital Swim Club
  • VA Swimming
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