Swimming and Diving
Sara Haley
Position: Butterfly/Freestyle
Height: 5'4"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: El Dorado Hills, Calif.
High School: Oak Ridge HS
Major: Pre-Education
Born: 04/26/1991
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Haley Photos
Sara Haley Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/23/2013

LSU Record-holder in the 200 butterfly and 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays
2012 NCAA Qualifier
2011 NCAA Qualifier
2010 USA Swimming National Championships Participant

Graduates from LSU as the program record holder in the 200 butterfly, 800 freestyle relay and the 400 medley relay … Also owns LSU’s third best all-time 100 fly (53.17) and sixth best 500 free (4:51.23) … Ranked first on the team in the 200 fly after swimming an NCAA provisional cut (1:57.80) in a bronze medal performance at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Captured the ‘C’ final of the 200 fly with a mark of 1:57.98 at the SEC Championships … Swam her season lows in the 100 fly (54.08) and the 500 free (4:52.42) in ‘C’ final performances at the SEC Championships … Wrapped up her 100 fly (54.73) run in sixth place at the midseason meet … Guided LSU to a SEC season opening win against Vanderbilt with a victory in the 200 fly (2:03.77) … Notched an impressive dual meet time of 1:59.15 in the 200 fly in a victory over Alabama … Touched the wall first in the 200 fly (2:00.81) in a home victory over NC State … Won the 200 fly (2:01.51) and finished second in the 100 fly (56.64) in a dual victory over Kentucky … Delivered a second place swim in the 500 freestyle (5:01.62) and a third place swim in the 200 freestyle (1:52.50) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Earned her first career victory in the 1000 free (10:20.75) in a victory over Tulane in New Orleans … Also swam the third leg on the team’s fastest 400 free relay (3:23.82) at the Phil Hansel Invite … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

Repeated as one of the top butterfly competitors in the conference and posted key swims in freestyle and relay events … Broke the school record in the 200 fly (1:56.67) for the second consecutive year … Registered her second bronze medal performance at the SEC Championships in the 200 fly … Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season … Finished 11th in the 100 fly with a season low 54.01 at the conference meet … Swam the ninth fastest 200 free (1:49.47) in LSU history against Florida and the sixth fastest 500 free (4:51.23) in LSU history at the Tennessee Invitational … Set the LSU Natatorium record in the 200 fly (1:57.11) against Alabama … Cranked out a 25th place finish in the 200 fly (1:57.48) and 41st in the 100 fly (54.14) at the national championships … Notched a 11th place finish in the 100 fly (54.32) and a 20th place finish in the 500 free (4:54.34) at SEC’s … In addition to the SEC Championships and NCAA Championships, competed in four dual meets … Earned gold in the 200 fly (1:57.78) against Texas A&M … Captured fourth in the 200 fly (1:57.41), eighth in the 100 fly (55.20) and swam second leg of the third place 800 free relay at the Tennessee Invitational … Emerged victorious in the 500 free (4:54.88) against Alabama … Scored a pair of victories in the 200 free and 100 fly against Florida … Took first in the 200 fly against Florida State … Swam the second leg of the team’s season low 400 free relay (3:18.54) at the Tennessee Invitational and season low 800 free relay (7:13.24) at the conference meet … Earned her third varsity letter.

Took her career to the next level after a solid freshman campaign … Emerged as one of the Lady Tigers’ top performers, breaking the school record in the 200 butterfly, earning an SEC bronze medal and qualifying for the NCAA Championships … Registered 19th in the 200 fly at NCAA’s (1:57.50) and 49th in the 100 fly (54.29) while helping LSU’s 400 medley relay break the program record (3:37.29) … Swam to third-place in the 200 fly at the SEC Championships with a program record of 1:56.82 … Recorded 10th in the 100 fly with a personal best and program top-five mark of 53.17 and raced to a personal-best ‘B’ cut of 4:52.09 and 21st-place in the 500 free … Also anchored the Lady Tigers’ program record-breaking 800 free relay (7:12.73), which placed fifth … Posted third-place finishes in the 200 fly (1:59.92) and 100 fly (54.75) at the Cougar Classic Invitational … Also took eighth in the 200 free … Touched the wall in first in both the 200 free and 100 fly in a home victory over Incarnate Word … Emerged victorious in the 200 fly at Alabama and delivered second in the 500 free … Won the 200 fly and notched second in the 100 fly in a home win over Florida State … Topped the field in the 200 fly in a home quadruple meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane … Opened the season with a runner-up finish in the 200 fly against nationally-ranked Auburn and Notre Dame … Earned a pair of runner-up finishes in butterfly races at the Florida Atlantic Invite … Claimed second in the 200 free at nationally-ranked Texas A&M … Received her second varsity letter.

Emerged as the Lady Tigers’ top 200-yard butterfly performer in her first season … Competed in every dual meet, Houston’s Cougar Classic Fall Invitational and SEC Championships … Posted an 18th-place finish in the 200 fly at SEC’s (2:01.25) and finished 20th in the 100 fly with a season best of 55.05 … Earned third in the 200 fly at the Cougar Classic with a mark of 2:01.31 … Also took 10th in the 100 fly (56.32) … Swam to victory in the 200 fly five times during the dual-meet season … Registered the second-fastest mark in school history in the 200 fly, 1:58.81, to capture first in her Lady Tiger debut against nationally-ranked Tennessee … Claimed first-place in the 200 fly versus nationally-ranked Auburn in a time of 1:59.47 … Also topped the field in the 200 fly against Florida State and UNO and in a tri-meet versus Houston, Tulane and Rice … Recorded runner-up finishes in the 100 fly against UNO and the Houston tri-meet … Collected runner-up honors in the 200 fly versus nationally-ranked foes Texas A&M and Florida … Received her first varsity letter.

Proved to be one of the top 200-butterfly performers in the country … Competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200m fly after qualifying with a time of 2:14.04 … That mark was ranked in the top 150 in the world for the 2008 competition season … Also took part in the 2009 Conoco Phillips USA Swimming National Championships where she swam the 200m fly in 2:17.28 … Earned a five-star recruit ranking by Swimming World Magazine … Claims impressive top times of 54.95 and 1:59.85 in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly, respectively.

Born April 26, 1991 in Amherst, Ohio … Parents are Tim and Stephanie Haley … Has one brother, T.D. … Her mother, Stephanie swam collegiately at EMU … Plans to major in mass communication.

100 butterfly , 53.17, 2011 SEC Championships
200 butterfly, 1:56.67*, 2012 SEC Championships
200 freestyle, 1:49.47, 2011 at Florida
500 freestyle, 4:51.23, 2011 Tennessee Invitational
* - program record

100 butterfly, 54.08, SEC Championships
200 butterfly, 1:57.80, Phil Hansel Invite
500 freestyle, 4:52.42, SEC Championships