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Background[]

  • Swimmer
  • Coral Springs Swim Club (CSSC-FL)
  • in 2008 = 27 DOB: Nov 14, 1980
  • 6' 4" (193.0 cm) 195 lbs (88.5 kg)
  • Hometown = Fair Oaks, Calif.
  • former resident of Sacramento, Calif.
  • Coach = Andrea Di Noni
  • Wikipedia:Randall Bal

Career Highlights:[]

Won a silver medal in the 100m back at the 2008 Short Course World Championships ... took home gold in the 100m back and 400m medley relay at the 2007 Pan American Games ... captured silver in the 100m back at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal … finished fourth in the 100m back at the 2004 Olympic Trials ... World Champion in the 50m back in 2001 … owns five career U.S. National titles

World Championships[]

2005: Gold, 400m MR(pr); Silver, 100m BK; 4, 50m BK ... 2003: 5, 50m BK ... 2001: Gold, 50m BK

Pan Pacs:[]

2006: 9, 100m BK ... 2002: Silver, 100m BK

Pan Am Games[]

2007: Gold, 100m BK; Gold 400m MR-R

Short Course Worlds[]

2008: Silver, 100m BK; Silver, 400m MR-R; 6, 50m BK ... 2006: Bronze, 100m BK

2007 World Rankings:[]

55th, 50m free; 1, 50m back; 5th, 100m back

2006 World Rankings:[]

5th, 100m back

2005 World Rankings:[]

66th, 100m free; 2nd, 100m back; 118th, 200m back

Records:[]

Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) in 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters), set at 2008 Worlds short course ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) in 50m BK, set at ====2007==== Paris Open ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) in 200y FR-R, set at 2002 US Men's NCAA Champs

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

50m Free (1): '04 SUM 100m Back (4): ’05 SUM, ’04 SUM, '04 SPG, '03 SUM

Details[]

National Teams: Seven-time National A Team (2000-06) … 1998 National Junior Team

Personal:[]

High School: Bella Vista HS '99 College: Stanford '03 College Major: Psychology

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams[]

Hopes to go back to school to get his MBA.

Job Outside of Swimming: Part-time coach since January 2006

Family, Village, Community[]

Adrian and Carol ... father is a pharmacist, and mother is a notary Sibling(s): Older sister (Robyn) swam for Brigham Young University … older sister (Tamara) swam at UCLA

Sports Played Before Swimming: Baseball

Nickname(s): Turbo … nicknamed this at Stanford because of his fast stroke rate in backstroke

Pet(s): Three dogs (Kona, Snickers and Speedo) are all yellow labs that can dive six feet to the bottom of the pool and retrieve their dog toys ... exotic bird (Napili) is a talking African Grey parrot

Hobbies Outside the Pool: Wakeboarding, playing basketball, self-improvement Ultimate Way to Relax: Spending quality time with family and friends Most Influential Person: Mother … “Without her time and energy I would not be where I am today. She has always given 110% in whatever she does.”

Sponsor(s): Speedo

Training Notes[]

2008[]

Swims 8,000 yards per day, 3-4 hours a day, 6 days a week Favorites: International desination: Spain ... summer activity: water skiing, vacationing ... movie: Facing the Giants

Splash:[]

  • 2008 FINA World Cup Winner

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.svg / American Record); Silver, 100m BK (Short Course Meters) 2007 Paris Open 2007: Gold, 50m BK (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record); Silver, 100m BK 2007 Pan American Games 2007: Gold, 400m MED-R; Gold, 100m BK 2006 SC World Champs 2006: Bronze, 100m BK (Short Course Meters) 2005 World Championships 2005: Silver, 100m BK

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 100m BK 53.66 Jul 07

2008[]

SC WORLDS - 6 Final, 50m BK (Short Course Meters); 2 Final, 100m BK (Short Course Meters); 7 Final, 200m BK (Short Course Meters); 2 Final, 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters) (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record)

2007[]

SCY NATS - 2 Final, 200y BK PARIS - 1 Final, 50m BK (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record); 2 Final, 100m BK PAN AMS - 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 400m MED-R

2006[]

PAN PAC - 9 Final, 100m BK SUM NATS - 2 Final, 100m BK SC WORLD - 5 Final, 50m BK (Short Course Meters); t3 Final, 100m BK (Short Course Meters)

2005[]

SUM NATS - 1 Final, 100m BK MoO DiP - 3 Final, 100m BK; 4 Final, 200m BK WORLD - 4 Final, 50m BK; 2 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final(pr), 400m MED-R WC TRIALS - 11 Final, 100m FR; 2 Final, 100m BK

2004[]

SUM NATS - 1 Final, 50m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK OLY TRIALS - 16 Final, 100m FR; 4 Final, 100m BK; 4 Final, 100m BK SPG NATS - 1 Final, 100m BK

2003[]

US OPEN - 5 Final, 50m FR; t2 Final, 100m BK SUM NATS - 4 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK WORLD - 5 Final, 50m BK MoO DiP - 4 Final, 100m BK

2002[]

SUM NATS - 4 Final, 100m FR; 3 Final, 100m BK