Samantha James
Samantha James

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Kenilworth, Ill.

High School:
New Trier

Height:
5-9

Event:
Free/Back



Virginia Career Bests
50 Free:
23.33
100 Free: 50.46
200 Free: 1:48.27

2013-14
• Won the 200 free at the Cavalier Invite
• 14th in the 100 back, 19th in the 100 free and 21st in the 50 free and 200 free at the Ohio State Invite
• Set season-best times in the 50 free (23.49) and 200 free (1:49.38) at the OSU Invite
• Swam a season-best time in the 100 free (50.72) at the Cavalier Invite

2012-13
• Set season-best times in the 50-yard freestyle (23.33), 100 free (50.46) and 200 free (1:48.27) at the Cavalier Invite
• Won all three events at the Cavalier Invite
• Top dual-meet finish was second (three times in the 100 free)

Background
• Illinois state champion in 100 free her junior and senior years
• U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in 100 and 200 back
• A USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
• Selected as team captain for her senior year at New Trier

Personal
• Daughter of Candace and Andy James
• Has a sister, Libby
• Mother, Candace, swam at Georgia
• Swam for Bruce Woodbury at New Trier High School
• Coached by Bob Kizer at New Trier Swim Club