SAN DIEGO STATE 2010-11
Earned all-Mountain West honors at the conference championship in two events ... Finished fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:49.06) and fifth in the 100 back (1:59.94) ... Was also on the gold medal winning 800 free relay team that set a school record with a time of 7:11.69 ... Was on the winning 400 free relay team in the opening meet of the season vs. Oregon State that turned in the eighth-fastest time in school history ... Also had second-place finishes in the 200 and 500 free at the dual meet with times of 1:51.22 and 5:05.13 respectively ... Turned in the ninth-fastest time ever at the Aztec Aquaplex in the 200 individual medley (2:06.97) during the meet vs. Wyoming on Jan. 28 ... Also a member of the 400 medley relay quartet that had the fifth-best time for the Aquaplex (4:05.41) in the dual vs. Brigham Young ... Picked up two firsts and three second-place finishes in the 200 backstroke in dual meet action during the season ... Top mark in that event was a 2:01.46 at the Arena Invitational ... Also had a first and second in the 200 individual medley in three dual meets with a personal best time of 2:08.57 in that race.
SAN DIEGO STATE 2009-10
Was named the Mountain West Conference co-Swimmer of the Year after her performance at the 2010 conference championship meet ... At that even she took first place in both the 200 free (1:47.36) and 500 free (4:47.18), was fourth in the 200 back (1:58.59) and was a member of the winning SDSU 800 free relay team as well as the 400 free relay team that finished third ... During her freshman season set San Diego State records in the 200 freestyle (1:47.36) and 500 freestyle (4:47.18) ... Also had the Aztec second-nest all-time mark in the 200 backstroke (1:58.59) and ninth-fastest time in the 1,000 freestyle (10:26.17) ... Swam on the 400 and 800 free relay teams that set school records as well ... Finished in the top three in the 200 free in all seven dual meets in which she swam that event ... Was seventh of 169 athletes in the 200 free at the Toshiba Classic as eighth of 102 swimmers in the 200 back.
Attended Hancock Community College for one year, but did not compete there as the school does not field a swim team ... Competed for the Santa Maria Swim Club ... Set club records in the 50 free (23.91), 100 free (51.25) and 200 free (1:49.73) as well as the 50 back, 100 and 200 back, and 50 breast ... Also a member of five relay teams that set club records as well.
Attended Pioneer Valley High School where she was a four-year letterwinner as a swimmer under Coach Bob Nelson ... Earned high school All-America honors in five events and was all-league 12 times ... Won the 100 back at the CIF championship meet each of her final two seasons and was the first person from PVHS to win CIF ... Set school records in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 free plus the 100 back and 200 individual medley ... As a swimmer for Santa Maria Swim Club qualified for the USA Spring Nationals in 2007 in the 100 free and both backstroke events ... Earned recognition for academic excellence as a scholar-athlete two years ... Was recruited by USC, Indiana, UC Irvine and Cal Poly.
Meghan Florence Zimmer was born Sept, 20, 1989 in Santa Maria, Calif. ... Daughter of John Zimmer and Cheryl Poirier ... Enjoys camping, the beach and biking ... Favorite athlete is Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte ... Majoring in kinesiology with career plans to become a physical therapist of athletic trainer.