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Alex Linge
Position: Butterfly/Freestyle
Height: 6'3"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Linköping, Sweden
High School: Katedralskolan HS
Major: Marketing
Born: 02/05/1992
Alex Linge Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

NCAA Qualifier

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2013-14)
One of the top freestylers on the men's side who was a major contributor to the relays at SEC Championships ...Qualified for the NCAA Championships as a relay participant ... Swam the leadoff leg of the 400 freestyle relay team and logged the third leg of the 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA's ... Swam the ninth-fastest 100-butterfly time in program history (47.68) to reach the ‘C' final at the SEC Championships ... Posted a time of 44.53 in the 100 freestyle for a career high and fourth place finish at the Texas A&M Invite ... Notched a time of 1:39.63 in the 200 freestyle during the Texas A&M Invite ... His time of 49.05 in the 100 fly was enough for fifth at the A&M Invite ... Finished second in the 200 free (1:39.83) and third in the 100 free (45.67) versus Texas A&M ... Touched the wall third in the 200 free (1:42.60) during the victory over SMU ... Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Talented sprinter and flyer who has continued his progress in the transition from meter competition to short course yards … Ranked second on the team in the 100 freestyle (44.54) and third on the team in the 100 butterfly (48.71) … Posted his season lows at the SEC Championships … Was the first alternate in the 100 free at SEC’s … Notched his midseason bests in the 100 free with a 10th place finish and in the 50 free with a 13th place finish at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Captured the consolation finals of the 200 free (1:40.66) and the 100 butterfly (50.33) at the midseason meet … Took fourth in the 100 free (46.81) in a win over Alabama … Finished in fifth in the 200 free with a time of 1:45.12 in a dual win against SMU … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
International swimmer who brings a wealth of experience form the international circuit to campus … Swam for Sweden in the European Championships … Competed extensively at the Swedish Senior Championships in 2010 and 2011 … Posted his country’s top 200 fly short course meter time at the 2011 Swedish Senior Championship … Earned gold medals at the Swedish Junior Championships in the 100 free and 200 fly … Owns short course meter times with short course yard conversions of 49.52 (44.32) in the 100 free, 1:49.85 (1:38.51) in the 200 free, 53.64 (48.06) in the 100 fly and 1:59.79 (1:47.33) in the 200 fly.

PERSONAL
Born Feb. 5, 1992 … Coached by Michael Holmertz … Parents are Maris and Ewa Linge … Has one sister- Jennifer … Plans on majoring in business.

LINGE'S TOP TIMES
100 freestyle, 44.08, 2014 SEC Championships
200 freestyle, 1:39.61, 2013 Texas A&M Invite
100 butterfly, 47.68, 2014 SEC Championships

LINGE'S TOP 2013-14 TIMES
100 freestyle, 44.08, SEC Championships
200 freestyle, 1:39.61, Texas A&M Invite (11/21)
100 butterfly, 47.68, SEC Championships

 

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