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Robin Samples
Robin Samples

Des Moines, IA

High School:


2006-07 -- swam on team leading 200 free relay (1:33.65) and 400 free relay (3:26.35)... 200 free relay time is a NCAA `B' time... set collegiate-bests in 50 (23.83) and 100 free (52.29) at Big Ten Championships... won the 100 free against Western Illinois (54.06)... recorded seven top-five finishes... 18 top-ten finishes... 200 free relay time is fourth and 400 free relay time is eighth on Iowa's all-time top performers list... team captain... letterwinner.

2005-06 -- swam third leg on team-leading 400 free relay (3:24.51) that placed ninth at Big Ten Championships and ranks sixth on Iowa's all-time best performers list... swam collegiate bests in 50 (23.88), 100 (52.58) and 200 free (1:55.49) at Big Ten Championships... named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week February 7 by placing second in 50 free (25.08) and third in 100 free (54.38) at Northern Iowa... recorded nine top-five finishes and swam on two winning relays... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2004-05 -- swam season-best 200 free (1:58.20) at Big Ten Championships... placed third in 50 (24.95) and 100 free (54.87) vs. Northern Iowa... recorded five top-five individual finishes... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2003-04 -- swam season bests in 50 free (24.00) and 100 free (53.53) at Big Ten Championships... recorded three top-eight finishes... letterwinner.

High School -- won 50 free state title (24.42) and placed fourth in 100 free at state meet (54.02) senior year... runner-up in 50 free with a school-record setting 24.29 and swam on 200 and 400 free relays that placed third at state meet junior year... also swam on two-time state runner-up 200 free relay... four-time all-state, all-district and all-conference... set school records as part of 200 and 400 free relays... team captain and MVP, and academic all-state senior year... three-time academic letterwinner... National Honor Society member... also competed in soccer and track... high school coach was Steve Teter... club coach was Dave Joensen.

Personal -- born May 14, 1985... daughter of Robert and Amy Samples... father swam and mother dove at Southern Illinois University... marketing major.

Samples' Collegiate Bests

50 Free23.83at Big Ten Championships2/8/07
100 Free52.29at Big Ten Championships2/10/07
200 Free1:55.49at Big Ten Championships2/16/06