Janne Schaefer

14 January 2011

Sport/Event >
Swimming – breaststroke. Senior Performance Squad.

Date and Place of Birth >
1981, Henstedt-Ulzburg

Coached by >
Andrei Vorontsov

Course of Study >
Degree in Psychology at the University of Bath

Clubs >
Team Bath Swimming Club, TV Jahn Wolfsburg

Occupation > Student

Biography >
Janne is studying for a Psychology degree at the University of Bath – where she combines her academic studies with swimming training.

The German swimmer was in terrific form at the 2005 European Short Course Championships, winning gold in the 50m breaststroke – her first international gold medal in an individual discipline.

She followed that up with silver in the 4×50m medley relay, when the German quartet took almost a second off the previous German record and were only beaten by the Dutch relay team, who set a world record.

Just months earlier she had also won a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke at the World University Games in Turkey. She also finished eighth in the same discipline at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal – her first World Championships.

The 2006 European Short Course Championships marked another major landmark for Janne, who collected a hat-trick of medals. First she successful defended her 50m breaststroke title, then she helped Germany to victory in the 4×50m medlay relay, and she rounded off her campaign with bronze in the 100m breaststroke.

Competitive Record >
German SC Championships: gold 50m breaststroke – Essen, 2004

World Championships: 8th 50m breaststroke – Montreal, July 2005

World University Games: bronze 50m breaststroke – Izmir, Turkey, August 2005

German SC Championships: gold 50m breaststroke – Essen 2005

European SC Championships: gold 50m breaststroke, silver 4×50m medley relay, Trieste, Italy, December 2005

German LC Championships: silver 50m breaststroke – Berlin, June 2006

BUSA SC Championships: golds 100m breaststroke & 4×50m medley relay, silver 50m breaststroke, Sheffield, November 2006

German Winter Meeting: golds 50m & 100m breaststroke, Hannover, November 2006

European SC Champs golds 50m breaststroke & 4×50m medley relay, bronze 100m breaststroke, Helsinki, December 2006

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