Tamir Gonen
Fly, Distance Free

Tamir Gonen

Fly, Distance Free

Year Junior
Height 5-5
Hometown London, United Kingdom
Last School Plymouth College
Club Team Plymouth Leader
Tamir Gonen

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll

 

2017-18 (Sophomore): One of Tech’s most versatile swimmers competing in the 100 and 200 fly events, as well as the 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 free events … Also competed on a number of relays for the Yellow Jackets … Posted new career-best times of 2:00.02 in the 200 fly and 4:50.98 in the 500 free, which ranks sixth all-time in Tech history … Recorded the second-fastest time on the season for the Jackets in the 500 free (4:50.98) … Also had the third-fastest time on the team in the 1000 free (10:16.21) and the 1650 free (17:00.07) … Turned in the fourth-best in the 200 fly (2:00.02), which also ranks seventh all-time in school history … Recorded the seventh-best time for the Jackets on the year in the 200 free (1:51.56) and the eighth-fastest mark in the 100 fly (55.77) … Also swam the final leg of Tech’s second-best 800 free relay time (7:32.48) on the year … Totaled five top-five individual finishes on the season … Picked up the win in the 1000 free (10:40.96) in the dual meet at SCAD … Finished third in the 200 fly (2:04.78) at Northwestern and in the 1650 free (17:41.81) at home against Delta State … Placed fifth in the 200 fly (2:06.43) in the dual meet at Notre Dame and sixth in the 200 fly (2:10.31) in the season-opening dual meet versus Pittsburgh … Also touched the wall in sixth-place overall in the 1000 free (10:52.81) at South Carolina and in the 1650 free (18:14.39) versus Emory … Took seventh overall in the 100 fly (58.64) at Northwestern … Finished eighth in the 500 free (5:24.84) against Pittsburgh, in the 500 free (5:18.01) at Notre Dame and in the 1000 free (10:39.02) versus Pitt … Also finished eighth in the 200 fly (2:08.37) at nationally ranked Georgia and in the 200 fly (2:09.98) at nationally ranked South Carolina … Turned in a 10th-place finish in the 100 fly (1:00.17) at South Carolina and in the 100 fly (1:02.95) at home versus Emory … Placed 11th in both the 500 free (4:50.98) and the 200 fly (2:00.02) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Finished 23rd overall in the 200 fly (2:01.37) at the 2018 ACC Championships … Also competed for the Jackets in the 500 free (4:59.60)  and the 1650 free (17:00.07) at the conference championship meet.

2016-17 (Freshman): Made an immediate impact her freshman year in the free and fly events on the season … Competed for the Jackets in the 500, 1000 and 1650 free, as well as the 100 and 200 fly events … Recorded the second-fastest times on the season for the Jackets in the 500 free (4:54.78), 1000 free (10:16.07), 1650 free (16:56.64) and 200 fly (2:0019) … Also had the sixth-best times on the year in the 200 free (1:51.91) and the 100 fly (55.56) … Swam the first leg of the third-fastest 800 free relay time of the season for the Jackets at 7:46.32 … Recorded 15 top-10 individual finishes on the season … Finished second overall in the 150 fly (1:32.40) in the half-double meet versus Georgia Southern to open the season and second in the 200 fly (2:08.20) at the double-dual meet versus Boston College and Pitt … Also finished third in the 1650 free (17:41.58) in the dual meet against Alabama and placed fourth in the 1000 free (10:28.31) in the dual meet with Georgia … Posted a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 500 free (5:12.33) and 200 fly (2:06.32) in the meet versus both Florida State and SCAD … Placed 14th in the 200 fly (2:01.37) and 25th in the 1650 free (17:36.21) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Finished 20th in the 1650 free (16:56.64) and 22nd in the 200 fly (2:00.19) for the Jackets at the 2017 ACC Championships.

Before Tech: Swam for seven years under coach Jon Rudd at Plymouth College in Plymouth, Devon, England … Competed for Israel at the 2015 European Short Course Championships in Israel … Won the gold medal in the 100 fly at the Israeli Senior Short Course Championships in 2015-16 … Also picked up a silver medal in the 200 fly event at the 2015-16 Israeli Senior Short Course Championships.

Personal: Full name is Tamir Gonen Cohen … Born on Jan. 25, 1997 in Kfar Saba, Israel … Daughter of Eyal and Galit Gonen Cohen … Has two younger siblings named Segev and Liri … Began swimming at three months old and then started swimming competitively at the age of nine … Chose Georgia Tech because of the high level of academics, high level of athletics, the facilities and the location … Plans to major in mechanical engineering.

 

Gonen’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
100 Fly55.562017 ACC Time Trials
200 Fly2:00.022017 Georgia Tech Invitational
500 Free4:50.982017 Georgia Tech Invitational
1000 Free10:16.07 (s)2017 ACC Championships
1650 Free16:56.642017 ACC Championships
* relay split (s)