Zach Bolin
Zach  Bolin


Blue Springs, Mo.

High School:
Blue Springs HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 168

Distance Freestyle




Van Swol Finishes Ninth in 100 Butterfly Semifinals at Olympic Trials

The junior finished ninth overall in the semifinals of the 100-meter butterfly.


Van Swol, Richards Advance to Semifinals at Olympic Trials

The semifinals of both events will be broadcast live on NBC tonight beginning at 7:00 p.m.


Four Gopher Men Compete on Fourth Day of Olympic Trials

Derek Toomey placed 33rd overall in the 100-meter freestyle.


Gophers Earn 67 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Spots

Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams


Seven Gophers Earn All-America Accolades at NCAA Championships

Minnesota finished the event with 31 team points and 24th-place finish.

An eight-time All-American • 2011 Big Ten champion in the 200 free relay • holds the University record in the 200 freestyle relay.

2011-12 • SENIOR SEASON:
Earned All-American Honors in the 12th place 200 free relay, 15th place 400 free relay and 16th place 800 free relay at the NCAA Championships • established three career-best times at the Big Ten Championships • finished third in the 100 free (43.52) • placed 12th in the 50 free (19.93) • finished 20th in the 200 free (1:37.32) • leader of the third place 400 free relay • member of the fifth place 200 free relay and 400 medley relay • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner.

2010-11 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Big Ten champion in the 200 free relay, which set a Big Ten Championships record of 1:16.78 and went on to finish seventh at the NCAA Championships • also part of the eighth-place 400 free relay and 15th-place 400 medley relay • finished third in the 100 free at Big Tens with a time of 43.42 • finished fifth in the 50 free (19.99) • won the 100 free and 100 back against Wisconsin • finished eighth in the 100 free and 14th in the 50 free at the Minnesota Grand Prix • finished 10th in the 100 free and 13th in the 50 free at the Georgia Invitational • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner.

2009-10 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Part of the 200 free relay that took second at the Big Ten Championships and ninth at the NCAA Championships • part of 400 free relay that took second at the Big Ten Championships and seventh at the NCAA Championships • part of a one-two-three Gopher finish in the 100 free, finishing third • versatile performer that finished fifth in the 100 freestyle at the Ohio State Invitational • was the runner-up in the 100 free at the Minnesota Challenge.

2008-09 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Competed at first Big Ten Championships, swimming the 100, 200 and 500 free • made a 28th place finish in the 500 free in a career-best 4:26.53 • posted a time of 1:39.24 to finish 39th in the 200 free • reached the C Final of the 100 free where he placed 19th in 44.91 • letterwinner.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Blue Springs High School (Mo.) • high school coaches were Bill Shalley and Robert Sturman • won Missouri state title in the 500 free as a junior in 2007 • was runner-up at state meet in the 500 free as a senior and sophomore • also a two-time state runner-up in the 200 free • won state title in the 400 free relay as a sophomore in 2006 • eight-time NISCA All-American • earned 15 all-state certificates • multiple event qualifier at U.S. Senior and Junior Nationals • 14-time Suburban Big 7 All-Conference honoree • led Blue Springs to four conference titles and two state runner-up finishes during career • named The Examiner Swimmer of the Year three times and the Kansas City Star Swimmer of the Year in 2006-07 • named the Fox 4 News/Hyvee Athlete of the Year in 2007-08 • National Honor Society member • also competed for Team Dolphins and coach Aaron Dean.

PERSONAL: Born December 15, 1989 • majoring in chemistry • son of Connie and Steve Bolin • father played college baseball and basketball at William Jewell College.

Bolin's Top Times:
50 free 19.93 2/24/12
100 free 43.23 2/25/12
200 free 1:37.32 2/24/12


US Nationals Start on Tuesday


Eleven Golden Gophers, including several program record holders, will compete in Indianapolis this week.

Gophers Receive CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition


Both the men's and women's teams earned academic distinction from the coaches association.

Former swim coach Eckelkamp Passes Away


Gopher Athletics is saddened to learn that former assistant men's swimming and diving coach Steve Eckelkamp has passed away at his home on June 10, in Mount Juliet, Tenn.

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