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Chip Peterson


  • Swimmer at North Carolina Aquatic Club (NCACNC)
  • in 2008 = 20 DOB: Dec 3, 1987
  • 6' 0" (182.9 cm)
  • Hometown = Pine Knoll Shores], N.C.
  • in 2008 resides in Chapel Hill, N.C.
  • former resident of Morehead City, N.C.
  • Coach = Catherine Vogt
  • Wikipedia:Chip Patterson
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:[]

Placed 13th in the 10K at the 2008 Open Water World Championships in Seville, Spain ... earned silver in the 10K at the 2007 Open Water World Championships Trials ... has been at the forefront of the U.S. open water surge, capturing 10K victories at the 2005, 2006 and ====2007==== Open Water National Championships, 2005 World Championships and at the 2006 Pan American Open Water Championships ... took gold in the 1500m free and silver in the 10k Open Water event at the 2007 Pan American Games ... his victory at the 2005 World Champs made him the first American male since 1991 to capture an open water world title

Pan Pacs:[]

Won the 10k event at the 2006 Pan Pacs in Victoria, B.C.

Pan Am Games[]

2007: Gold, 1500m FR; Silver, 10K O.W.

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

2007: 3rd, 1500m FR; 13th, 400m FR

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2007 (Fr): 6th, 1650y FR; 14th, 500y FR

2007 World Rankings:[]

59th, 400 free; 40th, 800m free; 26th, 1500m free

2006 World Rankings:[]

80th, 400m free; 43rd, 1500m free

2005 World Rankings:[]

114th, 400m free; 59th, 800m free; 24th, 1500m free

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Swim Titles[]

1500m Free (1): ’05 SUM


Collegiate: Team record holder in the 1650y, 1500y, 800y, and 400 free High School: National Merit Scholar


High School: West Carteret HS '06 College: North Carolina '10 College Major: Biology

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Pete and Nancy Peterson ... Pete is a marine biologist, and Nancy is a homemaker Sibling(s): Older brother (Perry) attended Cateret Community College Started Swimming: At age 5 ... "I wanted to be like my older brother who swam." Pet(s): Has two labs (Bogie and Jasmine) who also love to swim Hobbies Outside the Pool: Surfing, fishing Ultimate Way to Relax: Listening to his iPod Most Influential Person: Mom ... "She influences the way I think and encourages me in everything." ... role model: "Joe Kinderwater because I swim with him."

Training Notes[]


Swims 15,000 meters/yards per day, 4 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Swam for an age-group team of only five high school-aged swimmers Favorites: U.S. city: Chapel Hill, N.C. ... int'l destination: Australia ... music: ... punk, metal ... band: Avenged Sevenfold ... summer activity: surfing ... tv: Scrubs ... movie: Finding Nemo


  • Two Pan American Medals (1g, 1s)

Reigning 10k Open Water National Champion (2005-2007)

International Medals[]

2007 Pan American Games 2007: Gold, 1500m FR

Top Times[]

Event 400m FR 1500m FR Best 3:52.74 15:12.33 Year Jul 07 Jul 07

2008 Ultraswim GP - 28 Final, 1500m FR 2007 SUM NATS - 13 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR; 19 Final, 800m FR-R PAN AMS - 1 Final, 1500m FR SCSC GP - 15 Final, 200m FR; 6 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR; 13 Final, 400m IM; 14 Final, 400m FR-R; 8 Final, 800m FR-R 2006 US OPEN - 12 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 1500m FR; 20 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 12 Final, 400m FR; 7 Final, 1500m FR SPG CHAMPS - 10 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 800m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR 2005 SUM NATS - 13 Final, 400m FR; 7 Final, 800m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR WC TRIALS - 16 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 800m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR 2004 US OPEN - 19 Final, 200m FR; t7 Final, 400m FR; 5 Final, 1500m FR SUM NATS - 17 Final, 400m FR; 9 Final, 800m FR; 2 Final, 1500m FR SPG NATS - 20 Final, 800m FR; 37 Final, 1500m FR 2003 SUM NATS - 28 Final, 1500m FR