Lacey Nymeyer

Lacey Nymeyer

Lacey Nymeyer
Personal information
Full name Lacey Pearl Nymeyer
Nickname(s) "Lace," "Pearl"
Nationality  United States
Born (1985-10-29) October 29, 1985
Tucson, Arizona
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics
College team University of Arizona

Lacey Pearl Nymeyer (born October 29, 1985) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder.


  • Personal 1
  • Swimming career 2
    • Collegiate career 2.1
    • International career 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


Nymeyer is a Tucson native who graduated in 2004 from Mountain View High School (Marana). She is also a graduate of the University of Arizona where she majored in physical education. Away from her own training, Nymeyer leads swim clinics and speaks to youth groups. She is also a substitute teacher and plans to teach full-time when her swimming career ends.[1] Nymeyer's mother, Stacey Nymeyer, blogged about her daughter's experiences in Beijing for Arizona's KVOA, News 4.[2]

A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nymeyer's career has been watched closely by members of her faith.[3] Nymeyer married Chandler John, a former basketball player for Eastern Arizona College, on April 29, 2010, at the Mesa Arizona Temple.[4][5]

Swimming career

Collegiate career

Nymeyer competed for the University of Arizona in Tucson, her hometown. During Nymeyer's senior year, the Wildcats won the 2008 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championship. Nymeyer was a member of the 200 yard free relay, 400 yard free relay, 400 yard medley relay, and 800 yard free relay, which all won first place.[6] Additionally, Nymeyer is an individual NCAA champion in the 200y freestyle (2007) and 100y freestyle (2008).

Nymeyer was named the "2009 Woman of the Year" for the Pac-10 Conference and represented the conference in the national competition.[7][8] On October 18, 2009, Nymeyer was named the "2009 NCAA Woman of the Year" which honors female student-athletes who have completed their eligibility, demonstrated academic and athletics excellence, and engaged in community service and leadership opportunities.[9]

International career

At the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, Nymeyer was a member of the world record-breaking 4x200 m freestyle relay.

At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Nymeyer was part of the 4x100 m freestyle team that won the silver medal.[10] Nymeyer also competed in an individual event, the 100 m freestyle, and placed 12th overall.

At the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Nymeyer was a member of the 4x200 m freestyle relay that finished second to China.

See also


  1. ^ "Arizona's Nymeyer named Woman of the Year". October 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ "News 4 Blogging Beijing". 
  3. ^ "Mormon Olympian Lacey Nymeyer". 
  4. ^ "Nymeyer-John Wedding". Eastern Arizona Courier. May 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ Trent Toone (February 3, 2010). "Wildcat swimmer's success built on spiritual foundation".  
  6. ^ 2008 Women's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships results
  7. ^ "Lacey Nymeyer Named Pac-10 Woman of the Year". July 7, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Nymeyer named NCAA woman of year". October 18, 2009. 
  9. ^ Arizona's Nymeyer named Woman of the Year , NCAA News, Oct 19, 2009
  10. ^ "Local Olympics update: Swimmer wins silver". August 9, 2008.