Jan Daniec

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Jan Daniec of the University of Virginia and the Mission Viejo Nadadores
Jan Daniec is a pool and open water swimmer from the Mission Viejo Nadadores. The University of Virginia junior won the 3-mile swim at the 44th annual Seal Beach Rough Water Swim on 22 June 2013. The Zywiec, Poland-born swimmer was an NCAA All-American in the 500-yard freestyle in 2011 and the Atlantic Coast Conference champion in the 1650-yard freestyle in 2013.


Best Times

Swimming Highlights 2012-2013

• Placed 22nd in the 1650-yard freestyle and 24th in the 500 free at NCAAs
• ACC Champion in the 1650 free in a career-best time of 14:53.48
• Earned all-conference honors with a second-place finish in the 500 free in a career-best time of 4:17.76 at ACCs
• Finished fifth in the 400-yard individual medley in a career-best time of 3:49.48 at the conference meet
• Placed sixth in the 500 free and 1,650 free and 15th in the 200 free at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Named ACC Swimmer of the Week after sweeping 500 free, 1,650 free and 400 IM against Virginia Tech and Wisconsin
• Picked up seven dual-meet wins (3x - 1,000 free, 2x - 500 free, 1x - 1,650 free, 1x - 400 IM)
• Given the team's Hardest Worker Award at the year-end banquet

Swimming Highlights 2011-2012

• Earned All-ACC honors with a second-place finish in the 500 free (4:20.78) at ACCs
• Placed fourth in the mile (15:19.79) and 11th in the 400 IM (3:53.66) at the conference meet
• Had a season-best time in the prelims of the 500 free (4:20.38) and 400 IM (3:53.51) at ACCs
• Season-best mile (15:08.76) came at the Georgia Fall Invite
• Picked up seven individual dual meet wins (4x - 1000 free, 3x - 500 free)

Swimming Highlights 2010-2011

• Competed in the 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle events at his first NCAA Championships
• Collected his first career All-America accolade with an honorable mention showing in the 500 freestyle, placing 13th in 4:20.05
• His prelim time of 4:19.59 was his fastest of the season
• Also finished 24th in the 1650 freestyle (15:16.02) at NCAAs
• Earned all-conference honors with a third-place performance in the 500 freestyle (4:19.35) at the ACC Championships
• Took fourth in the 1650 freestyle with a mark of 15:10.39 at ACCs
• Placed seventh in the 400 individual medley (3:52.40) at the conference meet

High School

• Set South Coast League Record in the 500 freestyle
• CIF State Champion in 500 freestyle (2009 and 2010) and 200 freestyle (2010)
• Mission Viejo High School Athlete of the Year
• Selected as the Orange County Swimmer of the Year
• Three-time team MVP

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