Alex Vance
Alex  Vance


Roanoke, Va.

High School:
Hidden Valley HS


2013-14 - One of the Gamecocks top breaststrokers ... Scored points in all three of his events at the SEC Championships ... Set the school record in the 200 breaststroke in the prelims at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:56.61 before resetting the record with a NCAA `B' cut at 1:56.47 in the finals, finishing eighth overall ... Also scored points at the championships in the 100 breaststroke by finishing 19th with a `B' cut time of 54.49 ... Placed 23rd at SEC's in the 400 IM finishing at 3:56.13 ... Earned a pair of wins in the 200 breaststroke late in the season against Queens and Wingate, and at Auburn ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 - Solid contributor in the breaststroke events...Swam in every regular-season meet and at the SEC Championships...Made the C final in both breaststroke events at the SEC Championships...Finished 23rd in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:02.67...Placed 24th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.20...Swam a 55.74 in the preliminary, which is the seventh fastest time all-time at South Carolina...Also swam the 200 IM and finished 32nd with a personal record of 1:51.12...Had a strong showing at the Virginia Tech Invitational, winning the 200 breaststroke with a personal record of 2:01.38, which is the ninth fastest time in school history...Posted the team's second fastest times in both the 100 breaststroke (55.74) and 200 breaststroke (2:01.38) and the third fastest in the 200 IM (1:51.12)...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 -One of the Gamecocks' top freshman swimmers...Had strong start to collegiate career, winning the 200 breaststroke against Florida State and Alabama with a time of 2:04.29 and taking third in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 58.15...Posted a season-best time of 56.88 in the preliminaries of the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships to finish 24th...Narrowly missed consolation finals in the 200 breaststroke at the SEC Championships, finishing 18th with a personal best of 2:03.99...Also swam the 200 IM and 400 IM during the season...Qualified to compete at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200-meter breaststroke...Finished 66th overall with a personal record of 2:19.61.

PRE-COLLEGE -Graduated from Hidden Valley High School...Three-time Scholastic All-American...Four-time first team All-Timesland selection...Named All-Timesland Swimmer of the Year in 2011...State champion in 100 breaststroke (state record holder) and 200 IM...Two-time 200 medley relay champions...Member of the CCA Marlins club team...Two-time Virginia Swimmer of the Year...Previous 11-12 boys' 200 breaststroke state record holder...2012 Olympic trial qualifier in 200 breaststroke.

PERSONAL -Full name is Alexander Nicholas Vance...Born June 27, 1993...Parents are Steven and Trudy Vance...Has one brother, Morgan, and one sister, Stephanie...Chose South Carolina because of strong academic and athletic programs...Majoring in Psychology.

Vance's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 Breaststroke 54.49 2/21/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
200 Breaststroke 1:56.47! 2/22/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
200 IM 1:51.12 2/20/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
400 IM 3:55.51 2/20/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.

! = School record