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Kate Dwelley


  • Swimmer at Stanford
  • in 2008 = 19 DOB: Feb 10, 1989
  • Hometown = Brentwood, Calif.
  • former resident of Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • Coach = Lea Maurer / Ray Mitchell
  • Wikipedia:Kate Dwelley
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:

Earned a bronze medal in the 200m free at the World University Games ... narrowly missed the 2004 Olympic Team by placing eighth in the 200m free at 2004 Olympic Trials ... finished second in the 100m free and third in the 400m free at 2004 CP National Championships ... took seventh and sixth in the 100m and 200m free, respectively, at the 2005 CP National Championships

World University Games:

2007: Gold, 800m FR-R; Bronze, 200m FR

2007 World Rankings:

17th, 200m free; 75th, 100m fly

2005 World Rankings:

145th, 50m free; 69th, 100m free; 91st, 200m free


Former NAG (11-12) holder in 200m MED-R, set at NAG Records


National Teams: 2003 National Junior Team member High School: Academic All-American ... Scholastic All-Americn ... North Coast Section record holder in the 200 free


High School: Liberty High School '07

College: Stanford '11

Family, Village, Community

Parents: Mark and Jeanette ... Mark is a farmer and Jeanette is a bookkeeper ... Mark played football at UC-Davis

Sibling(s): Has one older brother (John) who attended Arizona State ... he also swims

Started Swimming: At age 3 on a summer team ... "My brother was on the team already, and one day while he was practicing I jumped into the pool so my mom said I could join the team."

Sports Played Before Swimming: Dance and soccer

Pet(s): Has two dogs, Mickey and Scampy

Hobbies Outside the Pool: Taking walks through the orchards on her family's farm, reading, listening to music

Ultimate Way to Relax: Sleeping or watching a movie at home

Most Influential Person: Mom ... "She is always there to help me, with anything from homework to advice about boys." ... role model: "My grandma because she was the best person I have ever met and she was always positive even as she battled cancer."

Training Notes


Swims 6,000-14,000 meters/yards per day, 2-5 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Obsessed with Disney movies! Favorites: Music: country, classic rock ... movies: It's a Wonderful Life, A Roman Holiday ... tv: Heroes

International Medals

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 800m FR-R; Bronze, 200m FR

Top Times

Event Best Year 50m FR 25.94 May 08 100m FR 55.89 May 08 200m FR 1:59.03 Aug 07 400m FR 4:16.53 Aug 04 100m FL 1:00.45 Jul 07 200m IM 2:16.42 May 08


08 SCSC GP - t5 Final, 50m FR; 8 Final, 100m FR; 6 Final, 200m FR; t11 Final, 100m FL; 11 Final, 200m IM NCAA - 6 Final, 200y FR; 10 Final, 200y IM; 5 Final, 400y FR-R


WUGS - 3 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR-R SCSC GP - 22 Final, 100m FL; 12 Final, 200m IM; 12 Final, 400m FR-R; 16 Final, 400m MED-R


SUM NATS - 22 Final, 50m FR; 18 Final, 100m FR; 8 Final, 200m FR; 20 Final, 100m FL


SUM NATS - 16 Final, 50m FR; 7 Final, 100m FR; 6 Final, 200m FR; t20 Final, 400m FR; 19 Final, 200m IM WC TRIALS - 15 Final, 50m FR; t13 Final, 100m FR; 14 Final, 200m FR; 23 Final, 100m FL


US OPEN - t21 Final, 50m FR; 19 Final, 100m FR; 13 Final, 200m FR; 15 Final, 400m FR; 21 Final, 200m BK; 21 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 20 Final, 50m FR; 2 Final, 100m FR; 2 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 400m FR; 15 Final, 200m IM OLY TRIALS - 8 Final, 200m FR SPG NATS - 23 Final, 200m FR


SUM NATS - 24 Final, 200m IM SPG NATS - 21 Final, 200m FL; t12 Final, 200m IM; 10 Final, 400m IM