ODU Swimming & Diving BIO
Yesim Giresunlu
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Yesim Giresunlu 1372852
Position: Freestyle
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey
High School: Lincoln Way
Major: Therapeutic Recreation

2014-2015: Swam her season fastest 500 freestyle (4:52.15) at the conference tournament … Finished sixth at the Nike Cup Invitational in the 1650 freestyle with a 16:43.38 time … Completed the 1000-yard freestyle in 10:16.86 at the tri-meet with Duke and St. Andrews … Posted a 7:28.72 time in the 800 freestyle relay with teammates Delcourt, Norris and Bowers at the conference tournament … Finishes her career at Old Dominion holding the school records in both the 1000-yd (10:00.17 – 2012) and 1650-yd (16:42.31 – 2014) freestyles and in the 800-yd freestyle relay (7:23.17 – 2013) …

2013-2014: Swam in the 500 freestyle and finished with an all-time top time of 4:49.74 … Finished the 1000 freestyle in first place (10:00.17) … Finished the 1650 freestyle with an all-time top time of 16:42.31 … Swam in the 800 free relay and finished with an all-time top time of 7:23.17 alongside Kimberley Rashleigh, Morgan Johnson, and Savannah Bowers.

2012-2013: Placed first and broke a school record by finishing the 500 yard preliminary freestyle in 4:52.92 on Day 1 of the Nike Cup …  Set a new school record in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:42.59 …  Set the fastest time in ODU history in the 800 free relay with a time of 7:23.17 along with Kimberley Rashleigh, Morgan Johnson, and Savannah Bowers …  Holds the school record in the 1000 free (10:00.17).

2011-2012: Picked up All-CAA accolades in the 1650 freestyle in her first appearance at the conference championships …  Placed third in the event setting a new ODU benchmark by three seconds with her time of 16:42.59 …  Reached the finals of the 500 freestyle taking seventh with her time of 4:55.34 …

Prep: Member of the Turkish national team …  Competed at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, China …  Holds Turkish swimming long course records in the 400, 800, and 1500 freestyle …  Set the 400 free record at the Turkish Club Championship, the 800 free record at the European Junior Championships, and the 1500 meter record at the Hungarian Championships …  Also set the short course record in the 400 and 800 freestyle having set the 400 free mark at the European World Championships.

Personal: Born July 15, 1993 …  Daughter of Mufit and Havva Giresunlu.

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