Swimming & Diving

Jorden Merrilees
Jorden  Merrilees

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Brisbane, Australia

High School:
Anglican Church Grammar School

Height:
6-2

Event:
IM

Major:
Exercise Science



03/11/2015

MERRILEES QUALIFIES FOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oakland's junior swimming standout will compete in three events at the 2015 NCAA Championships March 26-28

03/02/2015

MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING - JORDEN MERRILEES

03/01/2015

THE STREAKS CONTINUE! OAKLAND WINS SWIMMING & DIVING TITLES

The Golden Grizzlies extended their streaks of consecutive conference championships with team titles at the 2015 Horizon League Championships.

02/28/2015

GOLDEN GRIZZLIES LEAD, RESET RECORDS AFTER DAY THREE OF LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oakland breaks seven team and league records in third day of action on the way to winning six individual titles and two relays

02/26/2015

OAKLAND WOMEN FIRST, MEN SECOND AFTER DAY TWO OF LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Merrilees sets League and school record in 500 free; women finish 1-2-3-4 in 200 IM

02/28/2015

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four

02/27/2015

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Three

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Three

02/26/2015

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Two

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Two

01/24/2015

Oakland Swimming & Diving vs. Michigan State, 1/24/15

Oakland Swimming & Diving vs. Michigan State, 1/24/15

01/17/2015

Oakland Swimming & Diving 2015 Winter Invite

Oakland Swimming & Diving 2015 Winter Invite

2013-14:
▪ Horizon League Champion in the 500 free, 200 back and 400 IM while adding relay wins in 400 free relay and 800 free relay
▪ OU record holder in 400 IM with a time of 3:48.51, which was also a Horizon League record
▪ OU record holder in 500 free with a time of 4:18.83, which was also a Horizon League record
▪ Posted a Horizon League record time of 1:45.19 in 200 back at HLs, a time that is fourth-fastest in OU history
▪ Horizon League Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 28, Oct. 22)
▪ Swam the 1000 free during Xavier/Cleveland State dual Jan. 25 for his only swim at that distance on the year; his time of 9:21.56 in that race is fourth-fastest in team records

2012-13:
▪ Earned all-league honors at The Summit League Championships
▪ Named Newcomer of the Championships
▪ Won the 400 IM at the league meet with a time of 3:55.53
▪ Finished runner-up in the 500 freestyle and 200 backstroke
▪ Member of championship 800 free relay team

High School:
▪ Two-time finalist in the Australian Age Swimming Championships
▪ Three-time gold medalist at the Queensland Short Course Championships in 2011
▪ 200-Free Greater Public Schools (GPS) Champion in 2011
▪ Captained high school team to a runner-up finish at the GPS Swim Meet
▪ Six-event qualifier for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team Trials

Academic Achievements
▪ Winner of the 2011 Sir Leslie Wilson Challenge Cup

Top Athletic Performance
▪ Winning 200-Free at GPS Swim Championships in 2011

Personal
Full Name: Jordan Peter Merrilees
Parents: Anthony Merrilees and Helene George
Siblings: Sydney

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland:
1. Great swim coaches and coaches
2. Swim facilities and campus
3. Chance to swim at the Division I level

Merrilees Personal Bests
Event 2013-14 Top Time Career Top Time
200 Free 1:39.11
Michigan State
1/23/14

1:39.05
2013 Summit League Championship
2/20/13

500 Free 4:18.83*
2014 HL Championship
2/27/14
4:18.83*
2014 HL Championship
2/27/14
* 500 Free time is 1st in OU history

1000
Free

9:21.56*
CSU/XU dual
1/25/14
9:21.56*
CSU/XU dual
1/25/14
* 1000 Free time is 4th in OU history

100
Fly

51.81
IUPUI
2/1/14
51.81
IUPUI
2/1/14

100
Back

50.81
Kenyon College
1/17/14
49.73
EMU Invitational 11/30/12

200
Back

1:45.19*
2014 HL Championship
3/1/14
1:45.19*
2014 HL Championship
3/1/14
* 200 Back time is 4th in OU history

200
IM

1:51.88
Michigan State
1/23/14
1:51.88
Michigan State
1/23/14

400
IM

3:48.51*
2014 HL Championship
2/28/14
3:48.51*
2014 HL Championship
2/28/14
* 400 IM time is 1st in OU history

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