John Piersma

John Michael Piersma (born January 25, 1975) is an American former competition swimmer who represented the United States at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Piersma competed in the B Finals of the men's 200-meter freestyle and men's 400-meter freestyle. In the 200-meter freestyle, he finished twelfth overall with a time 1:49.90; he placed ninth overall in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 3:50.69.[1]

John Piersma
Personal information
Full nameJohn Michael Piersma
National team United States
Born (1975-01-25) January 25, 1975
Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg)
ClubClub Wolverine
College teamUniversity of Michigan

Piersma attended Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, and led the swim team to three state championships. In college, he swam for the Michigan Wolverines, winning three Big Ten Conference championships and the 1995 national championship. After his swimming career, Piersma graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School.[2]

See also


  1., Olympic Sports, Athletes, John Piersma Archived 2012-11-14 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved November 5, 2012.
  2. "John Piersma, HSA Olympian". Huntsville Swim Association. February 27, 2016. Archived from the original on August 6, 2017. Retrieved August 6, 2017.

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