- 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.
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
Won the 10k event at the 2006 Pan Pacs in Victoria, B.C.
Pan Am GamesEdit
2007: Gold, 1500m FR; Silver, 10K O.W.
2007: 3rd, 1500m FR; 13th, 400m FR
2007 (Fr): 6th, 1650y FR; 14th, 500y FR
2007 World Rankings: Edit
59th, 400 free; 40th, 800m free; 26th, 1500m free
2006 World Rankings: Edit
80th, 400m free; 43rd, 1500m free
2005 World Rankings: Edit
114th, 400m free; 59th, 800m free; 24th, 1500m free
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 Edit
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 Edit
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)
2007 Pan American Games 2007: Gold, 1500m FR
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