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Pat Mellors


Career Highlights:

Set a Games record and won gold in the 400m IM at the 2007 World University Games ... finished seventh in the 400m IM at 2004 Olympic Trials

World University Games:

2007: Gold, 400m IM(GR) ... 2005: 4th, 400m IM Olympic Trials History: 2004: 7, 400m IM

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Nationals

Took fifth in the 200m IM and sixth in the 400m IM at the CP Spring Nationals ... finished sixth in 200m IM at P66 Spring Nationals

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2005(Fr): 5, 400y IM; 10, 200y IM

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2007(Jr): 3, 400y IM; 7, 200y IM; 14, 800y FR-R

2007 World Rankings:

6th, 400m IM

2006 World Rankings:

55th, 400m IM


National Teams: 2003 National Junior Team Collegiate: Three-time NCAA All-American (2005-07) ... three-time ACC Champion (2005-07) ... 2007 ACC Men's Swimmer of the Year


High School: Central Catholic HS ’04 College: University of Virginia ’08 College Major: Foreign Affairs, Spanish

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams

Foreign Service

Family, Village, Community

Parents: John Mellors and Mary Pat Lewis … father played lacrosse at Dartmouth and is now a physician at Pitt ... mother is dean of nursing SUNY Delhi Sports Played Before Swimming: Ice hockey, soccer, basketball Nickname(s): Meat … a reference to Tim Robbins’ character in the movie Bull Durham … the UVA upperclassmen gave him the name when he was a freshman Hobbies Outside the Pool: Listening to music, supporting UVA athletics, playing fantasy football Ultimate Way to Relax: Listening to assorted alternative artists Most Influential Person: Parents and coach (Al Rose) ... "They have taught me that nothing is granted or given, only earned."

Training Notes


Swims 11,000 meters/yards per day, 4 hours a day, 7 days a week Favorites: Tv: The Office ... movie: No Country for Old Men .. music: Kanye West, Queen, New Found Glory, Wyclef Jean

International Medals

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 400m IM

Top Times

Event Best Year 200m BK 2:09.12 Jun 06 200m IM 2:02.47 Mar 08 400m IM 4:12.94 Aug 07


Ultraswim GP - 6 Final, 400m IM 08 OSU GP - 20 Final, 100m BR; 5 Final, 200m IM; 3 Final, 400m IM


SCY NATS - t12 Final, 200y IM; 6 Final, 400y IM WUGS - 1 Final, 400m IM 07 ULTRA GP - 11 Final, 400m FR; 7 Final, 200m IM Namesnik GP - 6 Final, 200m IM; 11 Final, 400m IM


SUM NATS - 21 Final, 200m FR; 7 Final, 200m IM; 7 Final, 400m IM NCAA - 13 Final, 400y IM 2005 WC TRIALS - 4 Final, 400m IM 2004 OLY TRIALS - 11 Final, 200m IM; 7 Final, 400m IM SPG NATS - 5 Final, 200m IM; 6 Final, 400m IM 2003 SUM NATS - 24 Final, 200m FR; 14 Final, 200m IM 2002 SUM NATS - 19 Final, 400m IM SPG NATS - 6 Final, 200m IM; 11 Final, 400m IM