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Alexander Vanderkaay


  • Swimmer at University of Michigan Swim Team (UM-MI)
  • in 2008 = 21 DOB: Jun 21, 1986
  • 6' 0" (182.9 cm)
  • Hometown = Rochester, Mich.
  • in 2008 resides in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • former resident of Rochester, Mich.
  • Coach = Bob Bowman
  • Wikipedia:Alexander Vanderkaay
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:[]

Two-time NCAA Champion in the 400y IM ... Won the silver medal in the 400m IM at the ====2007==== World University Games

World University Games:[]

2007: Silver, 400m IM; 6, 200m FL; 7, 800m FR

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Nationals[]

In 2006 finished fourth in the 200m fly, sixth in the 400m IM, and ninth in the 200m IM

NCAA NCAA logo.png Championships[]

2006(So): 2, 800y FR-R; 6, 200y FL/400y IM; 7, 500y FR

NCAA NCAA logo.png Championships[]

2007(Jr): 1, 400y IM; 5, 800y FR-R; 9, 200y FL; 10, 400y FR-R

NCAA NCAA logo.png Championships[]

2008(Sr): 1, 400y IM; 4, 200y IM; 9, 400y FR-R; 10, 200y FL

2007 World Rankings:[]

48th, 800m free; 34th, 200m fly; 87th, 200m IM; 19th, 400m IM Briefly: defending champion in 400 IM ... UM team captain


Collegiate: Seven-time NCAA All-American


High School: Rochester Adams HS '04 College: Michigan '08 College Major: Industrial Operations Engineering

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Mark and Robin ... father is a dentist ... Mark swam at Albion College Sibling(s): Older brothers (Christian and Peter) swam at the Michigan … all three brothers swam together for the Wolverines during the 2004-05 season ... younger brother (Dane) is also a swimmer ... Peter was an Olympic Gold medalist in the '04 Games Started Swimming: Age 5 ... "My older brothers got into it and really enjoyed it." Sports Played Before Swimming: Baseball Nickname(s): AVK ... "Coaches game them to my whole family. Peter is PVK, Christian is CVK, and Dane is CVK." Pet(s): One dog (Skyler), who is a Labrador Retriever Hobbies Outside the Pool: Reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, XBOX Ultimate Way to Relax: Watching TV Most Influential Person: Brothers ... "They have led the path for me and I learn so much from them."

Training Notes[]


Swims 13,000 yards/meters per day, 4 hours a day, 6 days a week Favorites: Music: classic rock ... movie: The Departed ... t.v. show: Entourage

International Medals[]

2007 World University Games 2007: Silver, 400m IM

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 100m FL 54.82 May 08 200m FL 1:58.46 Aug 07 200m IM 2:02.80 May 08 400m IM 4:17.34 Aug 07


Swimvitational - 6 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 400m IM 08 SCSC GP - 22 Final, 100m FL; 4 Final, 200m FL; 3 Final, 200m IM NCAA - 10 Final, 200y FL; t4 Final, 200y IM; t4 Final, 200y IM; t4 Final, 200y IM; t4 Final, 200y IM; t1 Final, 400y IM; t1 Final, 400y IM; 9 Final, 400y FR-R


WUGS - 6 Final, 200m FL; 2 Final, 400m IM SCSC GP - 19 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 200m FL; 5 Final, 200m IM Namesnik GP - 16 Final, 200m BK; 12 Final, 200m FL; 12 Final, 200m IM; 8 Final, 400m IM


US OPEN - 17 Final, 200m FL; 11 Final, 200m IM; 9 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 4 Final, 200m FL; 9 Final, 200m IM; 6 Final, 400m IM NCAA - 7 Final, 500y FR; 6 Final, 200y FL; 6 Final, 400y IM


SUM NATS - 11 Final, 1500m FR; 10 Final, 200m FL; 11 Final, 400m IM WC TRIALS - 20 Final, 200m FL; 11 Final, 400m IM 2004 SPG NATS - 31 Final, 1500m FR; 22 Final, 200m FL 2003 SUM NATS - 36 Final, 800m FR; 26 Final, 1500m FR SPG NATS - 29 Final, 1500m FR