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Larsen Jensen
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush with Larsen Jensen and Michael Phelps
Born September 1, 1985(1985-09-01) (age 37)
Bakersfield, California
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg)

Larsen Alan Jensen (born September 1, 1985) is an American former competition swimmer and a two-time Olympic medalist.


At the 2003 World Championships, Jensen earned a silver medal in the 800-meter freestyle, his first medal at the international level.[1] He competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, winning silver in the 1,500-meter freestyle race, as well as competing in the 400-meter freestyle, where he finished fourth. At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships, he won silver medals in the 800 and 1,500-meter freestyle races. Jensen competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he won the bronze medal in the 400-meter freestyle, and also placed fifth in the 1,500-meter freestyle.[2]

Jensen is the current American record holder in the 400-meter freestyle and former American record holder in the 1,500-meter freestyle.


After the 2008 Summer Olympics, Jensen retired from competitive swimming to pursue a career in the U.S. Navy.

He graduated from the U.S. Navy SEAL BUD/S training program at the top of his class in 2011.

He currently is obtaining his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Personal bests (long course)

Event Time Date
400 m freestyle 3:42.78 August 10, 2008
1500 m freestyle 14:45.29 August 21, 2004


  1. "Silver for Thorpe as Phelps takes records". The Age. Melbourne. July 27, 2003. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  2. Jonathan Sanfilippo (August 8, 2008). "Park Makes History". The Korea Times. Retrieved July 14, 2009. 

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