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SU W. Swimming BIO
Sidney Pinger
Player Profile:
Sidney Pinger 1567549
Position: Mid-Distance, Distance
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tualatin, Ore.
High School: West Linn HS

 2016-17: Recorded seventh-fastest 500 freestyle time in program history with 5:06.44 effort at WAC Championships (Feb. 23)...member of school-record-setting 200 freestyle relay that swam a 1:34.76 at WAC Championships (Feb. 23)...WAC All-Academic.

2015-16: WAC All-Academic

2014-15: At WAC Championships, swam third leg of 800 freestyle relay that finished third in school-record time of 7:25.20 ... Finished 19th overall in 500 freestyle with time of 5:06.84 after preliminary time of 5:07.98 ... Finished 19th overall in 400 individual medley in 4:38.76 after preliminary time of 4:37.48 ... Finished 22nd overall in 100 freestyle in 52.87 seconds after preliminary time of 52.59 seconds ... Swam third leg of 400 freestyle relay that set new school record of 3:27.48.

2013-14: At WAC Championships, finished 28th in 500 freestyle preliminaries in 5:10.15 ... qualified for "C" final in 400 individual medley with preliminary time of 4:38.57, then finished fifth in race and 21st overall with evening time of 4:35.66 ... finished 28th in 200 butterfly preliminaries in 2:16.72 ... swam third leg of 400 freestyle relay with split of 52.07 seconds as team finished seventh in 3:29.68 ... posted times of 1:54.53 in 200 freestyle time trial and 53.62 in 100 freestyle time trial.

At Husky Invitational Dec. 6-8, posted time of 4:41.56 in 400 IM preliminaries ... finished 200 freestyle prelims with time of 2:00.21 ... posted time of 54.87 seconds in 100 freestyle prelims ... finished 200 butterfly preliminaries in 2:14.16 ... Anchored 400 freestyle relay that finished 10th overall with split of 53.87 seconds.

On Nov. 9 versus Idaho, swam third leg in 200 medley relay with a total relay time of 1:56.28 ...  took fifth in 200 butterfly with a time of 2:23.68... swam 500 freestyle in 5:31.51 ... swam second leg for fourth place in 400 freestyle relay with a total relay time of 3:43.41

On Nov. 8 versus Oregon State, took third in 200 freestyle with a time of 1:59.29 ... swam 500 freestyle in 5:21.61 ... anchored 200 freestyle relay with a total relay time of 1:47.50

On Nov. 1 versus WSU, swam in 200 butterfly with a time of 2:21.50 ... finished 100 freestyle in 56.51 ... swam 100 butterfly in 1:04.22 ... swam third leg for fourth place in 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:45.92

On Oct. 19 versus CSUB and GCU, swam in 200 yard freestyle with a time of 2;01.87 ... took 11th in 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:31.18 ... finished ninth in 200 yard butterfly with a time of 2:18.04

High School: Pinger helped the West Linn High School 200 medley relay team win the 2013 state championship, setting a district record in the process. Originally from Germany, Pinger competed in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle at the Oregon state championships in February 2013.

Club: Pinger competed for Schwimmgemeinschaft Frankfurt in 2011-2012 and for the Oregon City Swim Team in 2012-2013.

Personal: Pinger is the daughter of Ulrike and Mark Pinger and has two younger siblings named Robin and Sebastian. She was born in Heidelberg, Germany. Both parents swam at the University of Miami, and her father was a member of the German national swim team and won bronze medals in the 200 freestyle relay in both 1992 and 1996. Pinger is majoring in marketing within the Albers School of Business and Economics.

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