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


Gophers Compete at Speedo Sectionals


Plachinski highlights Gophers with three first-place finishes at Speedo Sectionals.

Gophers Add Alicia Hicken-Franklin to Staff


Former Gopher swimmer Alicia Hicken-Franklin joins coaching staff as Associate Head Coach for men's and women's swimming and diving.

Gophers Announce 2017-18 Schedule


Minnesota will end the season by hosting men's Big Ten and NCAA Championships.

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