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  • Swimmer at Mission Viejo Nadadores (MVN-CA)]]
  • in 2008 = 19 DOB: Oct 7, 1988
  • 5' 11" (180.3 cm)
  • Hometown = Mission Viejo, Calif.
  • former resident of Livermore, Calif
  • Coach = Bill Rose
  • Wikipedia:Chad La Tourette
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:[]

Finished fourth in the 5K open water swim at 2008 Open Water Worlds ... Placed fourth in the 10K at the 2007 Open Water World Championship Trials ... finished 10th in the 5K and 13th in the 10K at the 2007 Open Water National Championships ... captured two Gold medals at the 2007 World University Games in the 800m free and 1500m free

World University Games:[]

2007: Gold, 800m FR & 1500m FR

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

2005 Spring Nationals Male Rookie of the Meet.

2007 World Rankings:[]

78th, 400m free; 5th, 800m free; 11th, 1500m free


National Teams: Two-time National Junior Team member (2006, 05) High School: 2005 Academic All-American ... Diablo Excellence Award ... AP Scholar


High School: Mission Viejo HS ’07 College: Stanford '12

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams[]

Something in business 

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Ken and Pam Sibling(s): One younger brother (Matthew) and one younger sister (Megan) Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer, baseball, water polo Nickname(s): Frenchie … “People thought I was a real Frenchman, so they started calling me Frenchie even though I have only 1/8 French heritage.” Pet(s): Two dogs (Fluffy and Haley) Hobbies Outside the Pool: Golfing, fishing, going to the beach, nintendo Ultimate Way to Relax: Listening to the 80s classics ... "relax.” Most Influential Person: Parents ... "They've supported and respected all my decisions."

Training Notes[]


17,000 meters/yards per day, 4 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Academic All American Favorites: Music: Reel Big Fish, Mighty Mighty, Bosstones, The Specials, The Clash, Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Daft Punk ... movie: Star Wars - A New Hope ... TV: Lost

International Medals[]

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 800m FR; Gold, 1500m FR

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 400m FR 3:52.35 Feb 08 1500m FR 15:00.26 Aug 07


SCY NATS - t9 Final, 500y FR; 3 Final, 1650y FR; 5 Final, 800y FR-R WUGS - 1 Final, 800m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR


JR NATS - 19 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR SUM NATS - 20 Final, 400m FR; 5 Final, 1500m FR SPG CHAMPS - 9 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 800m FR; 5 Final, 1500m FR


US OPEN - 15 Final, 400m FR; 10 Final, 1500m FR JR NATS - 3 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 800m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR SUM NATS - 14 Final, 800m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR WC TRIALS - 7 Final, 800m FR; 7 Final, 1500m FR