Andrew Gemmell
Personal information
Full name Andrew Douglas Gemmell
Nationality  United States
Born (1991-02-20) February 20, 1991
Columbia, Maryland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Delaware Swim Team
College team University of Georgia

Andrew Douglas Gemmell (born February 20, 1991) is an American competition swimmer who specializes in long-distance freestyle events. He was a member of the 2012 United States Olympic Team, and competed in the 1,500-meter freestyle event at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Personal life

Gemmell was born in University of Georgia.

College career

Gemmell received an athletic scholarship to attend the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition in 2010, and again from 2012 to 2014, after red-shirting during the 2010–11 school year. His personal bests include a 500-yard freestyle time of 4:17.75; a 1,650-yard freestyle time of 14:41.86; and 400-yard individual medley in 3:44.89 (all times from the NCAA Championships). He completed his senior year in 2013–14.

International career

At the 2008 FINA Youth World Swimming Championships, Gemmell won gold in the boy's 400-meter individual medley.

At the 2009 World Aquatics Championships, Gemmell won silver in the men's 10-kilometer open water race.[1] In the 5-kilometer race, Gemmell finished fifth.[2] Gemmell is a recipient of the United States 2009 male open-water swimmer of the year award,[3] and was nominated for the 2009 Golden Goggle Awards as breakout swimmer of the year.[4] At the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Gemmell placed fifth in the 1,500-meter freestyle and eleventh in the 400-meter individual medley.

At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, the U.S. qualifying meet for the 2012 Olympics, Gemmell made the U.S. Olympic team for the first time by finishing first in the 1,500-meter freestyle with a time of 14:52.19.[5] At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, he placed ninth in the preliminary heats of the 1,500-meter freestyle with a time of 14:59.05, and did not advance among the top eight to the event final.

See also


  1. ^ "Gemmell finishes second at swimming worlds".  
  2. ^ KEVIN TRESOLINI (July 23, 2009). "Silver medal just the start of Gemmell's aspirations". The News Journal. Retrieved August 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Delaware sports: Gemmell named top open-water swimmer". The News Journal. December 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ Steve Munatones (November 18, 2009). "Andrew Gemmell, Breaking Out from the Pack". Retrieved January 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ "2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials (swimming) – Men's 1500 metre freestyle (final)". Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 

External links

  • Andrew Gemmell – National Team swimmer profile at
  • Andrew Gemmell – University of Georgia athlete profile at