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Romain Maire
Romain Maire

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Dijon, France

High School:
J.M. Boivin

Height:
6-5

Event:
Free/Back/IM

Birthdate:
09/12/1985



2006-07: Named to Coach's Honor Roll in spring and fall semesters ... member of the French National Team at the 2007 World University Games ... competed at French Nationals in the 200 back and 200 IM ... NCAA qualifier for a third-consecutive season ... posted his fastest NCAA times, which included a 1:47.54 in the 200 IM, 3:50.45 in the 400 IM and a 1:44.37 in the 200 back ... recorded the best Big Ten Championship meet of his career ... finished second in the 400 IM with a personal best and varsity record time of 3:47.33 ... third in the 200 IM at 1:46.65 ... Big Ten prelim time in the 200 IM of 1:46.31 ranks as the third fastest in program history ... placed fifth in the 200 back with an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 1:43.63 ... 200 back prelim time at Big Ten's of 1:43.54 is second in team history to Louis Paul's 1:43.51 ... recorded varsity records with the 400 and 800 free relays ... 400 free relay recorded a time of 2:57.41 and the 800 free relay completed its course in 6:34.63 ... Maire swam third on the 400 free relay and leadoff on the 800 free relay with a split of 1:38.31, which was a personal best a the team's second fastest time of the year ... named to the all-Big Ten second team ... finished 13th in the 200-meter back at the 2006 U.S. Open with a time of 2:05.83 ... won the 200 free, back and IM at the Wisconsin/Minnesota Triangular and was fifth in the 400 IM ... scored 17 points at Ohio State dual, taking first in the 200 IM and second in each backstroke race ... winner of 11 races during the regular season, including two in the 500 free and 200 fly, plus three in the 200 back and twice more in the 200 IM.

2005-06: Academic All-Big Ten ... named to Coach's Honor Roll in spring of 2006 ... NCAA qualifier for a second-straight season, competing in the 200 back (1:45.68) and 200 IM (1:49.31) ... also competed as part of the 200 freestyle relay ... scored in three events at the Big Ten Championships: 200 back, 200 and 400 IM ... finished fourth in the 200 back with a personal record of 1:44.82, which is the third-fastest time in school history ... was seventh in the 200 IM at 1:48.83 and placed ninth in the 400 IM with a lifetime best of 3:51.24 - the third best time in program hisotry ... also at Big Tens, scored points as part of the 400 and 800 free relays that placed ninth and seventh, respectively ... U.S. Open competitor in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke ... finished sixth in the 200 at 2:04.53 and was 15th in the 100 at 59.18 ... one of the Boilermakers more versatile swimmers ... winner of four 200 back titles during regular season, beating competitors from Indiana, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Northwestern ... won 500 free crown at season-opening Indiana Intercollegiates meet.

2004-05: Made an immediate impact on the Purdue lineup, scoring in five events at Big Tens, including three relays ... later qualified for the NCAAs in the 200 free, back and IM ... was sixth in the 200 back at Big Tens with personal record of 1:44.85, a time that ranks as the third fastest in school history ... placed 14th in the 400 IM at the conference meet with a mark of 3:56.88 ... scored points for Purdue competing with the 400 and 800 free, and the 400 medley relays ... all three of his relays posted team season bests with their NCAA provisional times ... first place 400 IM time of 3:55.23 against Eastern Michigan was the fifth-fastest in school history ... won 10 races as a rookie during regular season, including four in the 200 back ... won both backstoke races in collegiate debut against Arizona State ... received Purdue's lone Big Ten Swimmer of the Week award after leading Purdue to a pair of convincing wins at Eastern Michigan and Michigan State ... that weekend, Maire won four individual races and with the 200 free relay vs. EMU.

International Competition: Competed in four major championship events in the summer of 2004 ... at the French Junior Nationals in Paris, was the winner of the 200 backstroke, placed second in the 100 back and was third in the 200 individual medley ... at the French National Championships in Dunkerque, placed third in the 200-meter back with a time of 2:03.27 ... also competed in the 50 and 100-meter back at the Dunkerque-based meet ... later participated at the European Junior Championships in Glascow, Scotland (50, 100 and 200 back) and at the U.S. Senior Nationals in Stanford, Calif. ... at the Stanford meet finished fifth in the championship finals of the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:06.73, beating out teammate Louis Paul, who placed seventh at 2:07.46 ... head coach was Sylvain Freville.

Personal: Given name is Romain Pierre Maire ... born Sept. 12, 1985 ... son of Laurent and Corine Maire ... has one brother, Benjamin ... majoring in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.