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Mark Gangloff[]


  • Swimmer at Mecklenburg Aquatic Club (MAC-NC)]]
  • in 2008 = 26 DOB: Jun 8, 1982
  • 6' 1" (185.4 cm)
  • Hometown = Stow, Ohio
  • in 2008 resides in Charlotte, N.C.
  • former resident of Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Coach = David Marsh
  • Wikipedia:Mark Gangloff
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:[]

Member of the American-record breaking 400m medley relay team at 2008 Short Course Worlds ... also won silver in the 50m breast ... member of the gold medal-winning 400m medley relay team at the 2007 Pan American Games ... also won silver in the 100m breaststroke ... 2004 Olympic gold medalist in 400m medley relay (prelims) ... also narrowly missed a medal in 100m breast, finishing fourth in Athens … Pan Am Games record-holder in both 100m breast and 400m medley relay


2004: Gold, 400m MR(pr); 4, 100m BR

World Championships[]

2005: Gold, 400m MR-R(pr); Silver, 50m BR; 9, 100m BR

Pan Am Games[]

2007: Gold, 400m MR-R; Silver, 100m BR ... 2003: Gold, 100m BR(GR) & 400m MR(GR) ... 1999: Bronze, 200m BR

2007 World Rankings:[]

1st, 50m breast; 3rd, 100m breast; 87th, 200m breast

2006 World Rankings:[]

10th, 100m breast; 90th, 200m breast

2005 World Rankings:[]

14th, 100m breast; 85th, 200m breast


Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters), set at =====2008 Worlds short course===== ... Holds NAG (15-16) in 200m BR, set at 1998 US Summer Nationals


General Accolades: Pan American Games record holder in the 100m breast and 400m medrelay National Teams: Two-time National A Team (2003-04) … three-time National B Team (2002, 0506) Collegiate: 13-time All-American ... NCAA Champion (4x50 MR) ... two-time NCAA Team Champion Title ... four-time SEC Champion High School: Three-time high school state champion in 100y breast


High School: Firestone HS '00 College: Auburn '05 College Major: Criminology

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Ken and Jennifer … father is a machinist, and mother is a receptionist at an oral sugeon’s office

Spouse: Ashley Gangloff, married in May 2007 ... Ashley was a diver at Auburn, the 2006 National Champion in the 1 meter spring board, participated in the 2005 World University Games with USA Diving.

Sibling(s): Older sister (Corey) attended Akron University. Younger sister (Cindy).

Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer

Hobbies Outside the Pool: Playing golf, cycling, poker

Ultimate Way to Relax: Playing the video game “Halo”

Most Influential Person: Father … “He has always pushed me to be my best.”

Rrole model: "Coach John Wooden because he is a person I aspire to be like."

Sponsor(s): TYR

Links Within[]

Training Notes[]


Swims 12,000-15,000 meters/yards per day, 5 hours a day, 6 days a week More: His dream car is his scooter, a TAZ 150 ... first job was as a paperboy Favorites: U.S. city: Atlanta ... int'l destination: Rome ... summer activity: golf ... family tradition: playing cards (euchre) ... music: classic rock, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan ... movie: Caddy Shack ... tv: Dirty Jobs


  • One-time Olympian (2004)

One Olympic medal (1g)

International Medals[]

2008 Worlds short course[]

2008: Silver, 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters) (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); Silver, 50m BR (Short Course Meters) 2007 Pan American Games 2007: Gold, 400m MED-R; Silver, 100m BR 2007 Duel in The Pool 2007: Silver, 100m BR 2005 World Championships 2005: Gold, 400m MED-R (pr); Silver, 50m BR

Top Times[]

Event 100m BR 200m BR Best 1:00.24 2:13.44 Year Jul 07 Aug 03


Swimvitational - 3 Final, 200m BR Ultraswim GP - 1 Final, 50m BR SC WORLDS - 2 Final, 50m BR (Short Course Meters); t4 Final, 100m BR (Short Course Meters); 2 Final, 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters) (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) 2007SCY NATS - t1 Final, 100y BR; t2 Final, 200y BR; t7 Final, 200y IM; 1 Final, 400y MED-R PAN AMS - 2 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 400m MED-R 07 ULTRA GP - 1 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR MoO DiP - 2 Final, 100m BR; 6 Final, 200m BR 2006 - t1 Final, 100m BR US OPEN - 1 Final, 100m BR PAN PAC - 9 Final, 100m BR SUM NATS - 4 Final, 100m BR; 8 Final, 200m BR


MoO DiP - 3 Final, 100m BR; 3 Final, 200m BR WORLD - 2 Final, 50m BR; 9 Semi, 100m BR; 1 Final(pr), 400m MED-R WC TRIALS - 2 Final, 100m BR; 6 Final, 200m BR


OLY - 4 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final(pr), 400m MED-R OLY TRIALS - 2 Final, 100m BR; 2 Final, 100m BR; 5 Final, 200m BR; 3 Final, 200m BR 2003 US OPEN - 8 Final, 100m BR 2002 SUM NATS - 3 Final, 100m BR; 7 Final, 200m BR; 12 Final, 200m IM