Jernej Godec

Jernej Godec (born January 16, 1986 in Ljubljana) is a freestyle and butterfly swimmer from Slovenia, who competed for his native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Jernej Godec
Personal information
Full nameJernej Godec
Nationality Slovenia
Born (1986-01-16) January 16, 1986
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight95 kg (209 lb)
StrokesFreestyle and butterfly
ClubPlavalni Klub Ilirija ( Slovenia), Cal Aquatics ( United States), Stade Français Olympique Courbevoie ( France)
College teamUniversity of California, Berkeley

Member of the Ilirija Swimming Club from Ljubljana, Slovenia; his former coaches include Aleš Cerkovnik and Borut Klinec but in 2004 moved to the USA as a student-athlete majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology and competing for the University of California, Berkeley. After training with coach Mike Bottom for several years he continued under the current Cal Golden Bears swimming team head coach Dave Durden. He moved to Boston, MA to continue pursuing a doctoral degree in Immunology at Harvard University, which he completed in 2016.[1] Jernej now lives in New York City, NY.

Godec currently holds the Slovenian national records in 50 m freestyle (22.19) and 50 m butterfly (23.20) in long course (50 m) swimming pools as well as 50 meter butterfly (22.47), 50 meter freestyle (21.18), and 50 meter backstroke (23.53) in short course (25 m) pools and still holds numerous national records in different age group categories. With these times, he is currently ranked as 15th in 50m butterfly (long course meters pool) and 9th in 50m butterfly, 17th in 50m freestyle, 21st in 50m backstroke (short course meters pool) on the FINA all-time world rankings.


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  1. "Jernej Godec". Retrieved 2017-03-23.
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