Erin Yamamoto
Erin Yamamoto
Birth Date: 05/15/1987
Year: Senior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Mt. Carmel HS
Position: Butterfly/Freestyle
UC Santa Barbara
2008: Honorable Mention All-American as a member of the 12th place 200 medley relay (1:39.96) and 400 medley relay (3:38.57) at the 2008 NCAA Division I Championships...Placed 35th in the 200 butterfly (1:59.95) and 46th in the 100 fly (54.73) at NCAA's...Big West Champion and school, conference and BWC meet record-holder in the 200 medley relay (1:38.64)...Big West Champion and school record-holder in the 400 free relay (3:20.56) and 400 medley relay (3:38.57)...Took second in the 100 fly (54.61) and third in the 200 fly (2:00.97) at the BWC Championships...Earned Mid-Major All-American accolades. 2007: Member of the school-record holding and league champion 800 free relay team...Swam on school-record setting 200 medley relay team...Placed fourth in the 200 fly (2.02.62), fifth in the 100 fly (56.00) and sixth in the 200 IM (2:06.36) at the Big West Championships...Best 100 fly time swam at the Texas Invite (55.60). 2006: Third in the 500 free (5:01.75), fourth in the 200 fly (2:02.46) and fifth in the 100 fly (56.40) at the Big West Championships. Nationally: Competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials where she placed 77th in the 100-meter butterfly (1:01.93)...Took 45th in the 200-meter fly (2:21.95) at the 2008 U.S. Open. High School
A 2005 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School where she competed under coach Dan Peck...An All-Palomar League selection from 2002-05...An All-American from 2003-05...Section record holder in the 100 fly...Received the Scholar-Athlete Award...Swam for Pacific Swim Club as well, coached by Owen Molenaar. Personal
Erin Yamamoto was born May 15, 1987 to parents Leonard and Setsuko...Has an older brother, Andrew...Majoring in sociology with a minor in Asian American studies...Plans on attending graduate school and pursuing a career in mass communications for public health...Enjoys dancing to drums, writing to music, and talking to crowds...Most memorable athletic achievement is competing in the relay at the 2008 NCAA's and performing at the Olympic Trials...Lists Kip Fulbeck, an artist, spoken word performer and slam poet, as her personal hero...Member of Nikkei Student Union at UCSB...Favorite aspect of college swimming is the team travel...Foresees that 2009 will be the best season in all of history.