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James Gillette Athlete Profile

James Gillette

Positions: Sprinter, Freestyle Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2009-2010 | 2013-2014 Hometown: Sierra Madre, CA Last School: San Marino High School


  • Born in Pasadena, Calif.
  • Son of Cynthia Gillette and the late Steven Gillette
  • Has one brother
  • Served a mission to Paraguay in the Asuncion mission
  • Animation major
  • Is an Eagle Scout
  • Recruited by University of Minnesota, Indiana University and University of Hawaii

Before BYU:

High School

  • Member of the San Marino High School team under head coach Casey Holcomb
  • Received the coach's award
  • Two-time MVP
  • Hall of Fame athlete 
  • Top times: 100 free (46.7), 200 free (1:40.0)
  • CLUB: Rose Bowl Aquatics member under head coach Jeff Julian

2009-2010 | Freshman Year

  • Competed in seven dual meets for the Cougars
  • Ranked fifth in 100 free with a time of 47.94 for BYU at the MWCC
  • Ranked fifth in the 200 free for the team with a time of 1:41.85 at the MWCC
  • Ranked fourth for the Cougars in the 500 with a time of 4:41.76 at the MWCC
  • Ranked fifth in the 1000 free for the team with a time of 10:41.99