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Background[]

Career Highlights:[]

Member of the world record-breaking 800m freestyle relay at the 2007 World Championships ... also set an American Record and won silver on the women's 400m free relay ... Earned two gold medals swimming relays (400m and 800m free relays) at the ====2006==== Pan Pacifics ... captured bronze in the 50m free at the 2007 Conoco Phillips National Championships ... won five gold medals at the 2008 NCAA Championships ... was the runner-up in the 50y and 100y free at the 2006 NCAA Championships ... earned silver in the 400m medley relay (prelims) and bronze in the 400m free relay at her first World Championships (2005) ... finished second in the 100y free at the 2005 NCAAs

World Championships[]

2007: Gold, 800m FR-R(WR); Silver, 400m FR-R(United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record)/400m MR-R

World Championships[]

2005: Silver, 400m MR-R(pr); Bronze, 400m FR-R

Pan Pacs:[]

2006: Gold, 400m FR-R(United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) & 800m FR-R(CR); 10, 200m FR

NCAA NCAA logo.png Championships[]

2008 (Sr): 1, 100y FR, 200y FR-R, 400y FR-R, 800y FR-R, 400y MD-R; 2, 200y FR; 6, 50y FR

2007 World Rankings:[]

17th, 50m free; 22th, 100m free; 37th, 200m free

2006 World Rankings:[]

25th, 50m free; 8th, 100m free; 16th, 200m free; 96th, 400m free

2005 World Rankings:[]

48th, 50m free; 25th, 100m free; 94th, 200m free

Records:[]

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

Details[]

National Teams: Two-time National A Team (2005-06) Collegiate: 2008 Pac-10 Conference Medal winner ... 2008 ESPN the Magazine Academic All- District VIII Second Team ... 2008 NCAA Champion (100y free) ... 2008 first team Academic AllPac- 10 ... UA's Ruby Award for top female student athlete ... 2008 Toyo Tires Scholar Athlete of the Year ... 2007 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year ... 2007 NCAA National Champion (200y free) High School: Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in high school … first-team all- city and first-team all-state all four years of high school

Personal:[]

High School: Mountain View HS '04 College: Arizona '09 College Major: Physical Education

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams[]

High school athletic director

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Aaron and Stacey … father is a custom home builder, and mother is a homemaker Sibling(s): Two younger brothers (Sterling and Brentyn) … Sterling plays football, and Brentyn plays basketball Notable Relative(s): Grandfather (Ed Nymeyer) is in the Arizona Basketball Hall of Fame Sports Played Before Swimming: Cross country, soccer, track and field Nickname(s): Pearl or Lace … nicknamed ‘Pearl’ after coach (Frank Busch) found out it was her middle name Pet(s): One dog (Kodie) is a Rottweiler Hobbies Outside the Pool: "I love making cookies and eating them too!" Ultimate Way to Relax: Sitting outside watching the beautiful Tucson sunset Most Influential Person: "My life has been touched by countless people. I am blessed to have amazing people all around me: my family, friends, teammates, coaches, and mentors."

Training Notes[]

2008[]

Swims 5-10,000 meters/yards per day, 4-5 hours a day, 6 days a week Favorites: U.S. city: Tucson, Ariz. ... band: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers ... tv: What Not to Wear ... movie: Top Gun ... music: Tom Petty, Heartbreakers, Bob Seiger

Splash:[]

  • 5 World medals (1g, 3s, 1b)

International Medals[]

2005 World Championships 2005: Bronze, 400m FR-R 2006 Pan Pacific Champs 2006: Gold, 800m FR-R; Gold, 400m FR-R 2007 World Championships 2007: Silver, 400m FR-R (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record); Gold, 800m FR-R (WR); Silver, 400m MED-R

Top Times[]

Event 50m FR 100m FR 200m FR Best 25.18 54.47 1:58.93 Year Apr 07 Aug 06 Aug 06

2008[]

Swimvitational - 9 Final, 50m FR; 9 Final, 100m FR; 5 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR-R; 1 Final, 800m FR-R 08 SCSC GP - 13 Final, 50m FR; 3 Final, 100m FR; 11 Final, 200m FR; 25 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 800m FR-R; 1 Final, 400m MED-R NCAA - 6 Final, 50y FR; 1 Final, 100y FR; 2 Final, 200y FR; 1 Final, 800y FR-R; 1 Final, 400y MED-R

2007[]

SUM NATS - 3 Final, 50m FR; 4 Final, 100m FR; 5 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR-R; 1 Final, 800m FR-R; 3 Final, 400m MED-R SCSC GP - t5 Final, 100m FR; 16 Final, 200m FR MoO DiP - 4 Final, 50m FR WORLD - 1 Prelim, 400m FR-R; 2 Final, 400m FR-R (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record); 8 Prelim, 800m FR-R; 1 Final, 800m FR-R (WR); 2 Final, 400m MED-R

2006[]

PAN PAC - 10 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR-R; 1 Final, 800m FR-R SUM NATS - 5 Final, 50m FR; 3 Final, 100m FR; 5 Final, 200m FR NCAA - 2 Final, 50y FR; 2 Final, 100y FR; 4 Final, 200y FR

2005[]

SUM NATS - 12 Final, 50m FR; 2 Final, 100m FR; 19 Final, 200m FR MoO DiP - 5 Final, 50m FR; 5 Final, 100m FR WORLD - 3 Final, 400m FR-R WC TRIALS - 5 Final, 50m FR; 3 Final, 100m FR; 11 Final, 200m FR

2004[]

OLY TRIALS - 10 Final, 50m FR; 16 Final, 100m FR SPG NATS - 12 Final, 50m FR; 9 Final, 100m FR; 9 Final, 200m FR

2003[]

US OPEN - 22 Final, 50m FR; 22 Final, 100m FR SUM NATS - 6 Final, 50m FR; 6 Final, 100m FR; 18 Final, 200m FR SPG NATS - 9 Final, 50m FR; 10 Final, 100m FR; 14 Final, 200m FR

2002[]

US Open - 7 Final, 50m FR; 20 Final, 100m FR SUM NATS - 10 Final, 50m FR SPG NATS - 11 Final, 50m FR; 11 Final, 100m FR; 17 Final, 200m FR; 19 Final, 100m FL