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Cavan Gormsen

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Position
Freshman
Class
Wantagh, N.Y.
Hometown
Sacred Heart Academy
High School
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All-American
2024:
500 Free

ACC Champion
2024: 1650 Free, 500 Free

All-ACC
2024: 1650 Free, 500 Free

2023-24
• Earned first-team All-America honors at NCAAs with fifth-place finish and personal best time in 500 free (4:35.37).
• That stands as fifth best 500 free performance in UVA history
• Won 1650 free (16:07.50) at ACC Championships
• Finished fourth and set personal best in 200 free (1:44.32) at ACC Championships
• Finished first in 500 free (4:38.43) at ACC Championships
• Took first in the 200 Free (1:45.28 at the Cavalier Invite
• Won the 500 Free (4:22.16) at the Cavalier InviteWon the 1000 free with a time of 9:44.83 UNC/NC State meet
• Won the 200-yard free with a time of 1:46.96 against Virginia Tech
• Finished seventh in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:12.16 at Toyota U.S. Open
• Finished sixth in the women’s 800-meter freestyle (8:39.78) at Toyota U.S. Open
• Won the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:08.99 at Tennessee Invite
• Placed fourth in 200 free (1:45.07) at Tennessee Invite
• Placed second in the 500 free (4:38.80) at Tennessee Invite
• Won the 1000-yard free with a time of 9:46.92 against Texas
• Won the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 9:42.49 against Florida
• An All-ACC Academic Team selection

BACKGROUND
• Swam for Long Island Aquatic Club (2013-2023)
• National Junior Team Member (2021-2022 season and 2022-2023 season)
• 2021 Olympic Trials Finalist in the 400 Freestyle (8th place)
• 2021 World Cup Champion in the 800 Free at the Berlin and Budapest Legs
• Part of the winning 4×200 Free Relay at 2022 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii
• Two-time State Champion in 200 Freestyle
• Three-time State Champion in 500 Freestyle
• State Record Holder in 200 and 500 Freestyle
• Sacred Heart Academy Scholar Athlete
• All-Long Island (2019-2022)
• Swimmer of NYS Federation Championship meet 2021 and 2022
• All-American in 200 and 500 Freestyle (2019-2022)

PERSONAL
• Born to Katherine and Greg Gormsen
• Has a brother, Patrick (14)
• Has a sister, Lily (16)
• Uncle, Bobby Gormsen, played lacrosse at UNC
• Uncle, Don Gormsen, played football at Lehigh
• Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences