Erin Pettersen

Class Junior Height
Hometown Kirkland, Wash.
High School Lakeside (Seattle) Events Butterfly, Freestyle
Club Teams WAVE Aquatics Major History


Junior season (2006-07) - Serving as a team captain ... Swam to victories in three individual races and three relay events during the fall dual meet season ... Clocked a 26.01 in the 50-yard freestyle against Whitworth to move into eighth place all-time at Whitman for that event ... Won the 200-yard butterfly at the Northwest Invitational and shared in a 400-yard medley relay victory.

Sophomore season (2005-06) - Capped the dual meet season by winning NWC Women's Swimmer of the Week honors in two successive weeks ... Shared in nine relay victories and won eight individual races in her first full season ... Won the 100-yard butterfly and contributed to a pair of relay wins as Whitman edged Whitworth in a dual meet ... Helped Whitman set new school records in two relay events on day one of the NWC Championships ... Placed third in the 200-yard butterfly and fifth in the 100-yard butterfly at the conference meet; lowered her school record in the preliminaries of the 100-yard butterfly to 1:00.42 ... Added a 15th-place showing in the 50-yard freestyle at the conference meet ... Dropped her school record in the 200-yard butterfly to 2:10.85 at a "Last Chance" meet hosted by Puget Sound in mid-February.

Freshman season (2004-05) - Started her first season at Whitman after enrolling in January ... Won five individual events in her first five dual meets; also shared in three relay wins ... Placed third in the 200-yard butterfly at the NWC Championships, setting a new Whitman school record; just missed the school record in the 100-yard butterfly in placing fourth in the 100-yard butterfly ... Also placed ninth in the 50-yard freestyle in her first conference championship meet, helping the Whitman women place third in the final team scoring.

Prep - Swam four seasons for the Lakeside Lions, placing in the top eight in each of her four trips to the state high school championships; also played one season of high school golf ... Swam for 14 years with the WAVE Aquatics club team and coaches Dwight Anderson and Brett Williams.

Academics - Majoring in history ... Has studied piano for 11 years.

Personal - Daughter of Marcia and Palmer Pettersen ... Older sister Piper is a senior swimmer at Amherst College ... Older brother Mick swam at both Lewis & Clark and Oberlin colleges.

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