Colleen  Callahan

Colleen Callahan


Ventnor City, N.J.

High School:
Atlantic City High School



Bronze: 2
2017: 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay

2017 CSCAA All-American (Honorable Mention)
2017 All-SEC (2nd team)
2017 SEC Swimmer of the Week (1 time)
2016 SEC Swimmer of the Week (1 time)
2016 CSCAA Scholar All-America
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 CSCAA Scholar All-America
2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2014 CSCAA Scholar All-America (Honorable Mention)
2014 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll

2016-17 - SENIOR


  • Swam the second leg for the 200 medley relay team that finished 14th overall with a time of 1:37.31.
  • Competed on the 400 medley relay team that finished 18th in prelims (3:32.81).
  • Swam the third leg on the 800 freestyle relay team that finished 20th overall (7:04.73).
  • Finished 37th in the 100 breaststroke prelims (1:00.83).
  • Placed 44th in the prelims for the 200 IM (1:59.39).
  • Finished 47th in the 200 breaststroke prelims (2:12.43).
  • Scored in all three individual events in final conference meet, including a seventh-place finish in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.47). She nearly broke a minute in the prelims, swimming 1:00.20.
  • Placed 15th in the 200 breaststroke (2:11.81) and 19th in the 200 IM (1:58.58)
  • Earned first career SEC medals as the breaststroke member of the Vols' medley relays teams: placed third in the 200 medley relay (1:35.45) and third in the 400 medley relay (3:31.99). Also part of the sixth-place 800 freestyle relay team


  • Competed in six meets during the fall season and recorded NCAA B-cuts seven times. Her top times during the semester included: 1:51.61 in the 200 free (NC State GAC Invitational), 1:00.56 in the 100 breast (NC State GAC Invitational, NCAA B-cut), 2:13.88 in the 200 breast (Auburn, NCAA B-cut), 2:01.73 in the 200 IM (North Carolina) and 4:19.87 in the 400 IM (Auburn).
  • Earned SEC Swimmer of the Week for the first time in her career after leading the Vols to a season-opening win over North Carolina, winning three individual events: 200 IM (2:0-1.73), 100 breaststroke (1:02.81) and 200 breaststroke (2:18.15).



  • One of the members of the inaugural class of the VOLeaders Academy, a leadership-through-sports training program. After a year of leadership classes and training, the year culminated with a trip working with youth and non-profit sports organizations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before the Olympic Games.

2015-16 - JUNIOR


  • Finished 20th in the 200 IM, 25th in the 400 IM, and 42nd in the 200 breaststroke


  • Scored in all three individual events and was also part of an SEC relay team for the first time in her career.
  • Took 10th in the 400 IM (4:08.57)
  • Placed 14th in the 200 breaststroke (2:12.99)
  • Won the C Final to place 17th in the 200 IM (1:58.00)
  • Swam breaststroke on the 400 medley relay team that finished fourth.

2014-15 - SOPHOMORE


  • Finished 38th in the 400 IM prelims (4:14.07)
  • Finished 45th in the 200 Breast prelims (2:13.80)
  • Finished 52nd in the 200 IM prelims (career-best 1:59.70)


  • Finished 16th in the 100 Breast (8th in consolation final), while swimming a career-best 1:01.33 in the prelims
  • Swam a career-best 2:11.03 to finish 10th in the 200 Breast (2nd in the consolation final)
  • Finished 13th in the 400 IM, thanks to a career-best 4:13.64

  • Swam the second leg of the 200 Medley Relay to help the quartet of Christina Leander, Patricia Forrester, Amy Lubawy and Callahan earn a second place finish in the season-opening race.
  • Her 24.43 time at Queens was a career high in the 50-yard freestyle, which she came in second place as a part of Relay B in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
  • Earned fourth place in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.73) at Queens
  • Earned third place in the 200 Breast (1:05.02) to help UT go 1-3 in the event at QU
  • Finished in third place in the 100 Breast in 1:05.02 vs. Indiana/Kentucky, her highest finish in the fall season
  • Earned a career-best time in the 200 IM (2:01.36), as well as earning top-five finishes in the two breaststroke events at the 2014 Nike Cup
  • Finished second in the 200 IM at Texas A&M (2:04.83)
  • Finished in second place in both breaststroke events at LSU, posting then-season-best times in both events

2013-14 - FRESHMAN


  • Finished eighth in the 100-yard breaststroke C final with a time of 1:03.59

  • Competed primarily in the 100 and 200 breaststroke during her first fall season
  • Picked up her first collegiate victory in her first collegiate meet, winning the 200 breaststroke at UNC Wilmington
  • Swam two career bests at the AT&T Winter National Championships in Knoxville, swimming 1:04.03 in the 100 breast (38th) and 2:20.06 in the 200 breast (39th)
  • Placed 8th in 100 breast (1:05.87) and 6th in 200 breast (2:22.57) in meet with Missouri and Virginia Tech
  • Finished 6th in 100 breast (1:04.90) and 200 breast (2:20.74) against Georgia
  • Finished 3rd at the Florida meet in the 100 breaststroke, with a career best time of 102.78
  • Also, had her career best at the Florida meet in the 200 breaststroke finishing 3rd with a time of 2:15.20. She also made the NCAA B cut with this time

    • One of the best breaststroke swimmers in the 2013 class nationwide, Callahan was ranked No. 42 nationally by and is the top swimmer this season coming out of the state of New Jersey.
    • Attended Atlantic City High School, where she competed for four seasons on the swim team and served as captain for a year.
    • A three-time New Jersey high school state champion in the 100 breaststroke (2:01.54) as well as the 200 individual medley (1:01.29), setting state records in both events.
    • Named the Atlantic City Press Athlete of the Year in 2012 and the Swimmer of the Year the last three seasons.
    • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American
    • Competed at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials


    • Birthday: June 11, 1995
    • Recipient of the Joan W. & Neal M. Allen Women's Athletics Scholarship Endowment
    • "Tennessee gives you all the tools and support that you need to succeed. By getting lost in your teammates, being present in every moment, and working your hardest, it will be hard to hide from excellence."



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