Gleason '01 in 100m Freestyle at Olympics

Aug. 17, 2004

Former Bulldog George Gleason '01 swam the 100m freestyle for the U.S. Virgin Islands at the Olympics on Tuesday, finishing 44th overall with a time of 51.69 in the heats. The Netherlands' Pieter van den Hoogenband had the top time (48.70). The top 16 swimmers advanced to the semifinals. Gleason, who swam at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, earned numerous honors as a freestyler and backstroker for the Bulldogs. He owns the Yale records in the 200 free (1:36.74), 200 back (1:44.73) and 400 IM (3:50.11). He was second team All-Ivy twice and won the Harold Ulen Award for most career points at EISLs. Gleason was also Verizon District I Academic All-American, Verizon Second Team Academic All-American and Academic All-Ivy. report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity Department

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