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Career Highlights:[]

Member of the world-record-setting women's 800m freestyle relay at the 2007 World Championships ... Earned gold as a member of the 800m free relay at the 2006 Pan Pacifics ... gold medalist on the 800m free relay that broke the 17-year-old world record at the ====2004==== Olympic Games; also finished sixth in the 200m free ... qualified for 2004 Olympic Team after winning the 200m free at Olympic Trials ... triple gold medalist at the 2003 Pan American Games (200m free, 800m free relay and 400m medley relay)


2004: Gold, 800m FR-R(WR); 6, 200m FR

World Championships[]

2007: Gold, 800m FR-R(WR); Silver, 400m FR-R(pr)/400m MR-R(pr); 6, 200m FR

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2007(So): 1, 100y FL/400y FR-R/800y FR-R/400y MR-R; 2, 200y MR-R; 3, 200y FL; 9, 50y FR

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2008 (Jr): 2, 100y FL, 200y FR-R, 400y FR-R; 3, 800y FR-R; 4, 200y MD-R; 5, 200y FL, 400y MD-R

2007 World Rankings:[]

38th, 50m free; 20th, 100m free; 11th, 200m free; 9th, 50m fly; 7th, 100m fly; 29th, 200m fly

2006 World Rankings:[]

62nd, 50m free; 58th, 100m free; 14th, 200m free; 28th, 100m fly; 97th, 200m fly

2005 World Rankings:[]

94th, 50m free; 52nd, 100m free; 107th, 200m free; 43rd, 100m fly


Holds WR in 800m FR-R, set at 2007 World Championships


General Accolades: Won the 2004 Golden Goggle Award for USA Swimming Relay Performance of the Year (Olympic 800m free relay) International: Swam on the world record-setting 800m free relay at the 2004 Olympic Games ... set three Pan Am records in 2003 in the 100m fly, 800m free relay and 400m medley relay National Teams: Three-time National B Team (2003-04, 06)


High School: Granbury HS '05 College: Cal-Berkeley '10 College Major: Medical Anthropology

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams[]

Cardiology / Forensic Anthropologist ... hopes to be a 

cardiothorasic surgeon

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Les and Cathy … father is a nuclear technician, and mother is a teacher Sibling(s): Older brother (Nick) is a 3rd degree black belt in karate And Her Fav Cuz Lena. Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer, gymnastics, basketball Pet(s): One cat (Sissy) … brought it home from girl scout camp when she was seven thinking it was a female … it’s not Hobbies Outside the Pool: Reading, working on my car, interior design, shopping Ultimate Way to Relax: Hot shower – then curl up with a good book! Most Influential Person: Parents and coaches … mom is into hard training and dad works on her technique

Training Notes[]


Swims 10,000 meters/yards per day, 4-5 hours a day, 6 days a week More: At age 12, she was the youngest competitor at the 2000 Olympic Trials … at age 13, she was the youngest member of 2001 Goodwill Games team … took fifth in the 100m fly at ====2003==== Spring Nationals, just 11 days after a minor heart surgery (Radio-frequency Ablation) More: Attended the Univ. of Florida for her freshman season, then transferred to Cal-Berkeley in

Favorites: U.S. city: Berkeley, Calif. ... int'l destination: Australia ... band: Nickelback ... movie: Boondock Saints ... t.v. shows: Family Guy, The Girls Next Door


  • One-time Olympian (2004)

One Olympic medal (1g) Three world medals (1g, 2s)

International Medals[]

2006 Pan Pacific Champs 2006: Gold, 800m FR-R 2007 Duel in The Pool 2007: Bronze, 100m FL; Bronze, 200m FR 2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 800m FR-R (WR) 2004 Olympic Games 2004: Gold, 800m FR-R (WR)

Top Times[]

Event 100m FR 200m FR 400m FR 100m FL 200m FL Best 54.91 1:58.26 4:17.62 58.35 2:09.82 Year Jul 07 Mar 07 Jul 07 May 08 Jul 07


08 SCSC GP - 4 Final, 100m FR; 3 Final, 200m FR; t1 Final, 100m FL NCAA - 2 Final, 100y FL; 5 Final, 200y FL


SCY NATS - t6 Final, 100y FR; t3 Final, 100y FL; t5 Final, 200y FL; 1 Final, 400y FR-R; 1 Final, 800y FR-R; 1 Final, 400y MED-R SUM NATS - 7 Final, 50m FR; 3 Final, 100m FR; 2 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 100m FL; 4 Final, 200m FL; 4 Final, 400m FR-R; 7 Final, 400m MED-R SCSC GP - 5 Final, 50m FR; t3 Final, 100m FR; t2 Final, 100m FL; 8 Final, 200m FL; 1 Final, 400m FR-R; 2 Final, 800m FR-R; 4 Final, 400m MED-R MoO DiP - t3 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 100m FL WORLD - 6 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final(pr), 400m FR-R; 1 Final, 800m FR-R (WR); 2 Final(pr), 400m MED-R


PAN PAC - 5 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR-R SUM NATS - 9 Final, 50m FR; 10 Final, 100m FR; 3 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 100m FL


WUG - 8 Final, 100m FR; 8 Final, 100m FL WC TRIALS - 10 Final, 50m FR; 8 Final, 100m FR; 16 Final, 200m FR; 7 Final, 100m FL


OLY - 4 Semi, 200m FR; 6 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR-R (WR); 1 Final, 800m FR-R (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); 1 Final, 800m FR-R (OR) OLY TRIALS - 16 Final, 50m FR; 3 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 200m FR; t2 Final, 100m FL; 5 Final, 100m FL; 16 Final, 200m FL SPG NATS - 11 Final, 50m FR; 4 Final, 100m FR; 8 Final, 200m FR; 9 Final, 100m FL


US OPEN - 4 Final, 50m FR; 17 Final, 100m FR; 10 Final, 100m FL SPG NATS - 16 Final, 50m FR; 5 Final, 100m FL


SUM NATS - 12 Final, 50m FR; 9 Final, 200m FR; 15 Final, 135100m FL SPG NATS - 20 Final, 100m FR; 15 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 100m FL