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  • Swimmer at Bakersfield Swim Club (BSC-CA)]]
  • in 2008 = 28 DOB: Jul 6, 1979
  • 6' 2" (188.0 cm)
  • Hometown = [[Bakersfield, Calif.
  • in 2008 resides in Bakersfield, Calif.
  • former resident of [[Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Coach = Keith Moore
  • Wikipedia:Gabe Woodward
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:

Bronze medalist in the 2004 Olympic Games after swimming prelims of the men's 400m free relay ... Won a silver medal in the 400m free relayand won bronze in the 100m free at the ====2007==== Pan American Games ... Bronze medalist in the 400m freestyle relay at the 1999 World University Games.

Pan Am Games

2007: Silver, 400m FR-R; Bronze, 100m FR; 4, 50m FR

World University Games:

Bronze medalist in the 400m freestyle relay at the 1999 World University Games.

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Senior co-captain and four-time All American at the University of Southern California.

2007 World Rankings:

28th, 50m free; 36th, 100m free

2006 World Rankings:

48th, 50m free; 82nd, 100m free


National Teams: 2004 Olympic Team


High School: Stockdale HS '97 College: University of Southern California '01 College Major: Social Sciences Job Outside of Swimming: Full-time financial advisor for Bank of America

Family, Village, Community

Parents: Thomas and Constance Woodward ... Father swam at USC Spouse: Staci ... Gabe and Staci have two children ... daughter Reese was born in 2005 and son Hudson was born in April ====2007==== Sibling(s): Two brothers, Beau and Matthew Hobbies Outside the Pool: Jumping on the couch with his daughter ... taking family to see farm animals Most Influential Person: Role model: The apostle Paul ... "Because he kept an eternal perspective." Charities: Woodward is very active at telling teens about the dangers of smoking and how the effects of smoking can have on your career. At the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout Student New Conference, Woodward shared with student reporters the negative effects smoking has on one's aspirations and goals. Favorites: Movie: The Count of Monte Cristo ... t.v. show: Prison Break ... music: praise, country

International Medals

2007 Pan American Games 2007: Bronze, 100m FR; Silver, 400m FR-R 2004 Olympic Games 2004: Bronze, 400m FR-R (pr)

Top Times

Event Best Year 50m FR 22.49 Jul 07 100m FR 49.45 Jul 04

2008 Swimvitational - 16 Final, 100m FR 2007 SCY NATS - 14 Final, 100y FR SUM NATS - 16 Final, 100m FR PAN AMS - 4 Final, 50m FR; 3 Final, 100m FR; 2 Final, 400m FR-R 2006 US OPEN - 8 Final, 50m FR; 4 Final, 100m FR SUM NATS - t9 Final, 50m FR; 14 Final, 100m FR 2005 SUM NATS - 10 Final, 50m FR 2004 OLY TRIALS - 11 Final, 50m FR; 6 Final, 100m FR; 6 Final, 100m FR SPG NATS - 10 Final, 50m FR; 6 Final, 100m FR 2003 US OPEN - 3 Final, 50m FR; 3 Final, 100m FR SUM NATS - 4 Final, 50m FR; 5 Final, 100m FR 2002 SUM NATS - 19 Final, 50m FR SPG NATS - 16 Final, 50m FR; 18 Final, 100m FR