• United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg swimming star and 2008 World Record Holder in breastroke

Background[edit | edit source]

Career Highlights:[edit | edit source]

Won gold in the 100m and silver in the 50m breaststroke at the 2007 FINA World Championships ... in 2006, set three world records in the span of 20 days in August, breaking the 100m breast World Record once and the 200m breast WR twice ... won three medals (gold, silver, bronze) at the 2004 Olympic Games … was a triple gold medalist at the 2006 Pan Pacifics and 2005 World Championships ... first international medal was gold in the 200m breast at the 2001 World Champs ... while swimming for the University of Texas, was the NCAA champion in the 100 and 200 breast all four years ... named Male Swimmer of the Meet after sweeping the breaststroke races and winning gold on the American record-setting 400m medley team at the 2004 SC World Champs

Olympics:[edit | edit source]

2004: Gold, 400m MR(WR); Silver, 100m BR; Bronze, 200m BR

World Championships[edit | edit source]

2007: Gold, 100m BR; Silver, 50m BR ... 2005: Gold, 100m BR/200m BR/400m MR-R ... 2003: Silver, 100m BR; Bronze, 200m BR ... 2001: Gold, 200m BR

Pan Pacs:[edit | edit source]

2006: Gold, 100m BR & 200m BR(WR) & 400m MR ... 2002: Gold, 200m BR & 400m MR(WR) ; Silver, 100m BR

Short Course Worlds[edit | edit source]

2004: Swept BR & gold in 400m MR(WR) ... 1999: no medals Duel in the Pool History: 2005: Gold: 100m/200m BR & 400m MR ... 2003: Bronze: 200m BR

2007 World Rankings:[edit | edit source]

3rd, 50m breast; 1st, 100m breast; 2nd, 200m breast; 60th, 200m IM

2006 World Rankings:[edit | edit source]

1st, 100m breast; 1st, 200m breast

2005 World Rankings:[edit | edit source]

1st, 100m breast; 1st, 200m breast

Records:[edit | edit source]

Holds WR in 100m BR, set at 2006 CA ConocoPhillips Nats ... Holds WR in 400m MED-R, set at 2004 Olympic Games ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) in 200m BR, set at 2006 Pan Pacific Champs ... Holds AR in 400y MED-R, set at 2006 ST American SC Champs ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) in 200y MED-R, set at 2006 ST American SC Champs

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Swim Titles[edit | edit source]

200m Breast (5): '07 SUM, '06 SUM, '05 SPG, '02 SUM, '99 SUM 100m Breast (3): '07 SUM, '06 SUM, '05 SPG

Details[edit | edit source]

General Accolades: 2006 USA Swimming Athlete of the Year ... Won the 2005 Golden Goggles Perseverance Award recipient International: Swam the breaststroke leg of both world record-breaking 400m medley relays (lcm and scm); his breaststroke split at the 2004 Olympics was the fastest by an American National Teams: Six-time National A Team (2001-06) … 2000 National B Team … 1998 National Junior Team All-Star Team: Five-time (2002-06) Collegiate: In college, never lost a breaststroke race on the conference or national level ... 14time NCAA Champion ... 16-time All-American

Personal:[edit | edit source]

High School: Haverford HS ‘00

College: Texas ’05

College Major: Kinesiology

Family, Village, Community[edit | edit source]

Parents: Buzz and Miriam … father is an assistant manager for Verizon, and mother is a homemaker Sibling(s): Older brother (Sean) is the head swim coach and assistant AD at Haverford Prep in Havertown, Pa. … younger sister (Megan) swims at Southern Connecticut Pet(s): One dog (Jack) is a black lab he’s had since ====2002==== Hobbies Outside the Pool: Hunting, fishing, camping, going to the lake, photography

Fans and Friends[edit | edit source]

Splash:[edit | edit source]

  • Olympian (2004, 2008)

Three Olympic medals (1g, 1s, 1b)

International Medals[edit | edit source]

2006 Pan Pacific Champs 2006: Gold, 200m BR (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) 2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 100m BR; Silver, 50m BR 2006 Pan Pacific Champs 2006: Gold, 400m MED-R; Gold, 100m BR 2005 World Championships 2005: Gold, 400m MED-R; Gold, 100m BR; Gold, 200m BR 2004 Olympic Games 2004: Gold, 400m MED-R (WR); Silver, 100m BR; Bronze, 200m BR 2003 World Champs 2003: Gold, 400m MED-R; Silver, 100m BR; Bronze, 200m BR

Top Times[edit | edit source]

Event 100m BR 200m BR Best 59.13 2:08.50 Year Aug 06 Aug 06

2008[edit | edit source]

08 SCSC GP - t1 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR 08 OSU GP - t1 Final, 100m BR; t1 Final, 200m BR; 6 Final, 200m IM

2007[edit | edit source]

SUM NATS - 1 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR; 5 Final, 200m IM SCSC GP - 1 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR; 6 Final, 200m IM MoO DiP - 1 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR WORLD - 2 Final, 50m BR; 1 Final, 100m BR

2006[edit | edit source]

PAN PAC - 1 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record); 1 Final, 400m MED-R SUM NATS - 1 Final, 100m BR (WR); 1 Final, 200m BR (WR)

2005[edit | edit source]

MoO DiP - 1 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR WORLD - 1 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR WC TRIALS - 1 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR

2004[edit | edit source]

OLY - 2 Final, 100m BR; 3 Final, 200m BR OLY TRIALS - 1 Final, 100m BR (WR); 1 Final, 200m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR (WR)

2003[edit | edit source]

WORLD - 2 Final, 100m BR; 3 Final, 200m BR; 1 Final, 400m MED-R MoO DiP - 2 Final, 100m BR; 3 Final, 200m BR

2002[edit | edit source]

SUM NATS - 2 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR

Personal:[edit | edit source]

Most Influential Person: Parents ... "They are the best."

Charities: Is a spokesperson for the Leukemia Research Foundation, participating in hospital visits, fundraising appearances and youth swim clinics to raise money for the organization

Sponsor(s): Nike, Mutual of Omaha, Toyota

Training Notes[edit | edit source]

2008[edit | edit source]

Swims 12,000 meters/yards per day, 4 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Has two tattoos: Olympic rings and Longhorn; got them because they were his two biggest accomplishments … first job was lifeguarding Favorites: U.S. city: Austin, Texas ... int'l destination: Paris ... band: Coldplay ... celebrity: Owen Wilson ... summer activity: camping ... place to be when not competing: in the mountains ... family tradition: Christmas Eve dinner ... movie: Big Lewboski ... tv: Two and a Half Men


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