Vanessa Von der Heyde
Vanessa Von der Heyde


Johannesburg, South Africa

High School:
German School




Alabama Highlights:

2008 - Junior
Competed at the NCAA Championships as part of the Crimson Tide's 18th place 400 freestyle relay and 20th place 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays as well as the 50 freestyle ... Part of the Tide's school record setting 200 freestyle relay at the Alabama Classic at 1:30.81 ... Part of the school record setting 400 freestyle relay at the Alabama Classic, 3:20.33 ... Posted a career best 23.59 in the 50 freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... Competed in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles at the SEC Championships ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll

2007 - Sophomore
Competed in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles at the SEC Championships ... Earned Dean's List honors for the spring semester

2006 - Freshman
Scored in the 100 and 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships, finishing 15th and 16th respectively ... Competed on four of the Tide's five relays at the SEC Championships ... Led off the 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships with a season best 1:49.91 which ranks her eighth all-time at Alabama ... Turned in Alabama's top time of the season in the 100 and 200 freestyles

Prep Highlights:
Swam for Peter Williams at Waterborn Swim Club ... Competed in the 2003 All- Africa Games ... Waterborn Swim Club's top swimmer in 2000 and 2001 ... South African National Championships competitor since 2001 ... South African National Team at Mare Nostrum ... Gauteng High School's captain in 2003 ... Competed in the German High School Olympiad in 2000 and 2002

Personal Information:
Full name: Vanessa Stephanie Von der Heyde ... Daughter of Mike Von der Heyde and the late Eva Von der Heyde ... Brothers, Maximilian and Christoph ... Marketing major ... Born April 30, 1986

Top Times:
50 freestyle- 23.59
100 freestyle- 50.11
200 freestyle- 1:49.91