Jordan Goes Out on Top

CLU senior concludes career with American record

Cortney Jordan competes in the final race of her Cal Lutheran career, the 200 butterfly, during day three of the 2013 SCIAC Swimming and Diving Championships.

Photo: Tracy Maple

LA MIRADA, Calif. – The last day of her collegiate swimming career was a memorable one as Cal Lutheran senior Cortney Jordan set another Paralympic American S7 record and nearly broke her own mark in another.

Jordan swam the 200 backstroke faster than any other Paralympian in history, going a 2:39.88 in the first race of the final day at the 2013 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Swimming and Diving Championships hosted by Redlands at Splash! La Mirada.

In the final race of her Regals career, Jordan was a second shy of breaking her own 200 butterfly mark, hitting the wall in 2:46.69 to round out an incredible career.

Though her Cal Lutheran swimming days are over, Jordan plans to continue her swimming career at the international level.

“I will still be training at Cal Lutheran,” Jordan shared. “The trials for World Championships are in Minnesota at the beginning of April.”

Jordan plans to swim a number of events and if she continues to cruise through the water at the rate she has over the last few years, she is sure to punch a ticket to the World Championships in Montreal this August.

Currently, Jordan holds the S7 American records in 17 events, 11 of which were set in Cal Lutheran swim meets over the last four years. The list of records she holds includes:

100 freestyle
200 freestyle
500 freestyle
1000 freestyle
1650 freestyle
50 backstroke
100 backstroke
200 backstroke
200 butterfly
100 Individual Medley

Additionally, she has her name next to four short course meters records, which were all set at the 2009 Short Course World Championships in Brazil including:

50 backstroke
100 backstroke
100 Individual Medley
4x100 Free Relay – Susan Beth Scott, Jessica Long, Erin Popovich

Finally, Jordan is the record holder in two long course meters events, including:

1500 freestyle
50 backstroke

Jordan is the world record holder in the 1500 free, setting the mark in Edmonton on Aug. 1, 2009 with a time of 22:21.16.

Results: SCIAC Championships Day 3 Preliminaries