Peter Vanderkaay

Background[edit | edit source]

Career Highlights:[edit | edit source]

Member of the world record-setting 800m free relay at the 2007 World Championships ... Has swam on the 800m free relay that has broken the American record each summer since 2004 ... gold medalist on the American record-breaking 800m free relay team at 2004 Olympic Games … won silver in the 800m free relay and bronze in both the 800m and 1500m free at the ====2003==== World University Games.

Olympics:[edit | edit source]

2004: Gold, 800m FR-R(United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record)

World Championships[edit | edit source]

2007: Gold, 800m FR-R(WR); 4, 400m FR; 9, 800m FR ... 2005: Gold, 800m FR-R(United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record); 6, 200m & 400m FR

2007 World Rankings:[edit | edit source]

21st, 100m free; 2nd, 200m free; 5th, 400m free; 14th, 800 free; 76th, 200m IM

2006 World Rankings:[edit | edit source]

59th, 100m free; 14th, 200m free; 6th, 400m free; 24th, 1500m free

2005 World Rankings:[edit | edit source]

86th, 100m free; 9th, 200m free; 5th, 400m free; 17th, 800m free; 85th, 1500m free

Records:[edit | edit source]

Holds WR in 800m FR-R, set at 2007 World Championships ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) in 500y FR, set at 2008 MI OLY Michigan Open ... Holds USO in 500y FR, set at 2008 MI OLY Michigan Open

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Swim Titles[edit | edit source]

400m Free (1): '07 SUM

Details[edit | edit source]

International: Member of the 800m free relay, which has held the American record since 2004 ... was also a member of the American record-setting 800m free relay at the 2004 Olympics when Team USA upset the Australians, who had not lost the race at an international meet in seven years National Teams: Two-time National A Team (2005-06) … two-time National B Team (2003-04) Collegiate: 2006 Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year

Personal:[edit | edit source]

High School: Rochester Adams HS '02 College: Michigan '06 College Major: Biology

Family, Village, Community[edit | edit source]

Parents: Mark and Robin … father is a dentist, and mother is a homemaker Sibling(s): Older brother (Christian) swam at Michigan … younger brother (Alex) also swam at Michigan … all three brothers swam together for the Wolverines during the 2004-05 season Sports Played Before Swimming: Baseball, basketball Nickname(s): PVK Pet(s): Two dogs (Maddy and Skyler) ... both are yellow labs ... also has a hermit crab (Ditka) Hobbies Outside the Pool: Hunting, being outdoors, hanging out with friends Ultimate Way to Relax: Sleeping Most Influential Person: Parents

Training Notes[edit | edit source]

2008[edit | edit source]

Swims 10-15,000 meters/yards per day, 4-5 hours a day, 6 days a week More: When he was little, wanted to be a scientist ... if he could be on any TV show, it would be Jeopardy Favorites: U.S. city: Ann Arbor, Mich. ... int'l destination: Grand Cayman ... celebrity: Clint Eastwood ... summer activity: boating ... t.v. show: Survivorman ... music: classic rock, folk

Splash:[edit | edit source]

  • One-time Olympian (2004)

One Olympic medal (1g) Two World medals (2g)

International Medals[edit | edit source]

2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 800m FR-R (WR) 2007 Duel in The Pool 2007: Silver, 400m FR; Gold, 200m FR 2006 Pan Pacific Champs 2006: Gold, 800m FR-R 2005 World Championships 2005: Gold, 800m FR-R 2004 Olympic Games 2004: Gold, 800m FR-R (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record)

Top Times[edit | edit source]

Event 100m FR 200m FR 400m FR 800m FR 1500m FR Best 49.20 1:45.45 3:43.82 7:53.93 14:52.56 Year Jul 07 Jul 07 May 08 Jul 07 Apr 08

2008[edit | edit source]

Swimvitational - 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR 08 SCSC GP - 3 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR 08 OSU GP - 5 Final, 100m FR; t1 Final, 200m FR; t1 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR

2007[edit | edit source]

SCY NATS - 6 Final, 100y FR; t2 Final, 200y FR; t1 Final, 500y FR; 3 Final, 400y FR-R; 1 Final, 800y FR-R; 2 Final, 400y MED-R Namesnik GP - 1 Final, 100m FR; 6 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 400m FR MoO DiP - 1 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 400m FR WORLD - 4 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR-R (WR)

2006[edit | edit source]

US OPEN - 9 Final, 200m FR; 5 Final, 400m FR; 6 Final, 1500m FR PAN PAC - 5 Final, 200m FR; 9 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR-R SUM NATS - 10 Final, 100m FR; 3 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR NCAA - 2 Final, 200y FR; 1 Final, 500y FR (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record); 1 Final, 500y FR (USO); 2 Final, 1650y FR

2005[edit | edit source]

SUM NATS - 2 Final, 800m FR MoO DiP - 1 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 400m FR WORLD - 6 Final, 200m FR; 6 Final, 400m FR; 1 Prelim, 800m FR-R WC TRIALS - 2 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 400m FR

2004[edit | edit source]

OLY - 1 Final, 800m FR-R (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) OLY TRIALS - 3 Final, 200m FR; 5 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 400m FR

2003[edit | edit source]

US OPEN - 4 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 681500m FR SUM NATS - 6 Final, 200m FR; 6 Final, 400m FR SPG NATS - 8 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 1500m FR

2002[edit | edit source]

SUM NATS - 16 Final, 400m FR; 7 Final, 1500m FR SPG NATS - 12 Final, 200m FR; 5 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final,

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