Elise Haan Announces Retirement From Swimming

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Elise Haan announced her retirement from swimming. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Elise Haan announced her retirement from swimming on Thursday.

“This is my official peace out post,” Haan announced on Instagram. “I was not aware time was coming as soon and as quick as it did but I have decided to retire from swimming.

“… I’d like to thank everyone who has ever helped me in my career whether it was pushing me to be a better athlete of a better person. It truly takes a great support system to push one to the levels that I have taken my career and I couldn’t have asked for a better group. I am humbled by the experiences swimming has brought me and will forever cherish them. Thank you, all!”

Haan competed for NC State after transferring from Florida Gulf Coast. She was an 11-time All-American and six-time ACC champion. She also competed at the World University Games in 2019. She was an Olympic trials qualifier in 2012 and 2016.

At NC State as a senior Elise Haan:

  • Won three ACC titles – one individual and two relays – including leading off an ACC, meet and program record-setting 200 medley relay team at the conference meet
  • Repeated as 100 backstroke conference champion
  • Secured top-eight finishes as part of three relay squads at the NCAA Championships
  • Member of the 2018-19 USA National Team and earned a spot on the 2019 World University Games team

In her college career Elise Haan finished as:

11x All-American:
– 2019: 200 freestyle, 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 100 backstroke
2018: 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay
2017: 100 backstroke, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay

6x ACC Champion:
2019: 100 backstroke, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay
2018: 100 backstroke, 200 medley relay
2017: 200 medley relay