Robert Margalis Jr.
- Swimmer at Athens Bulldog Swim Club (ABSC-GA)
- in 2008 = 26 DOB: Feb 8, 1982
- 6' 3" (190.5 cm)
- Hometown = Clearwater, Fla.
- in 2008 resides in Athens, Ga.
- former resident of Flushing, N.Y.
- Coach = Harvey Humphries
- Wikipedia:Robert Margalis Jr.
- USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.
Captured a silver medal in the 400m IM at the 2008 Worlds short course... finished seventh in the 400m IM at the 2005 World Championships … gold medalist in the 400m IM at the 2003 Pan American Games … won his second National Title in the 400m IM (and third overall), and finished a close second in the 1500m free at the 2005 ConocoPhillips Summer Nationals … competed in four events at the 2001 World Champs
2006: Silver, 400m IM; 5, 400m FR; 6, 1500m FR
Pan Am Games
2007: Silver, 200m/400m IM & 800m FR-R; 4, 1500m FR; 7, 200m IM ... 2003: Won gold in the 400m IM
Short Course Worlds
2008: Silver, 400m IM
2007 World Rankings:
61st, 400m free; 37th, 800m free; 79th, 1500m free; 69th, 200m fly; 18th, 200m IM, 20th, 400m IM
2006 World Rankings:
58th, 200m free; 26th, 400m free; 32nd, 1500m free; 80th, 200m back; 36th, 200m IM; 5th, 400m IM
Holds (United States (also known as USA) / American Record) in 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters), set at =====2008 Worlds short course===== ... Former (United States (also known as USA) / American Record) holder in 1000y FR, set at 2007 FL Swimming SR Champs ... Former NAG (11-12) holder in 500y FR, set at NAG Records
United States (also known as USA) Swim Titles
400m Free (1): ’01 SPG 400m IM (2): ’05 SUM, '99 SUM
National Teams: Three-time National A Team (2001, 05-06) … two-time National B Team (199900) … 1998 National Junior Team Meet Honors: Won Kiphuth Award at 2001 Spring Nationals Collegiate: 2003 NCAA Champion (400y IM) ... 2002 SEC Champion (1650y FR) ... four-time All -American (2002-05) High School: 1998 Florida High School State champion in 100y fly, 100y breast
High School: Clearwater HS '99 (GED) College: Georgia '05 College Major: Consumer Economics/Housing
Family, Village, Community
Parents: Bob and Caryn ... father is in sales, and mother is in accounting
Spouse: Proposed to his wife, Beth (a swimmer), on May 17, 2006 ... he made her the same meal as on their first Valentines Day together (tortellini and bagel bites), then proposed by giving her a ring he made out of the wrapper from a Dove dark chocolate ... Beth swam in the Olympic trials and was a 2006 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American
Sibling(s): Younger sister (Stephanie) swam at the University of South Carolina ... younger sister. (Melanie) is also a swimmer
Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer, tae kwon do
Nickname(s): Robo because he drank a gallon of whole milk and kept it down
Pet(s): One fish (Emilie) ... used to have one rabbit (Herbie), but "he jumped off his third-floor balcony and died."
Hobbies Outside the Pool: Playing raquetball, video games, golfing, reading, cycling, running
Ultimate Way to Relax: Reading a book, throwing a frisbee in the sun Most Influential Person: Parents ... "Because they are hard workers and taught me to be the same."
Swims 20,000 meters/yards per day, 5-6 hours a day, 6 days a week More: Withdrew from HS and received GED to train full-time More: Is one of approx. 10 UGA swimmers who participates in a book club, which started in the summer of 2006 ... the group meets and grills out each month to discuss books
2008 Worlds short course
2008: Silver, 400m IM (Short Course Meters) 2007 Pan American Games 2007: Silver, 800m FR-R; Silver, 400m IM; Silver, 200m IM 2006 Pan Pacific Champs 2006: Silver, 400m IM
Event Best Year 200m FR 1:49.65 Aug 06 400m FR 3:48.72 Mar 01 800m FR 8:00.60 Mar 00 1500m FR 15:13.59 Aug 00 200m BK 2:02.41 Mar 06 200m IM 2:00.69 Jul 07 400m IM 4:12.92 Aug 06
Swimvitational - 9 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 1500m FR 08 SCSC GP - 10 Final, 200m BK; 4 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM; 2 Final, 800m FR-R; 4 Final, 400m MED-R SC WORLDS - 8 Final, 400m FR (Short Course Meters); 2 Final, 400m IM (Short Course Meters); 4 Final, 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters) (United States (also known as USA) / American Record)
SCY NATS - 11 Final, 200y FR; t7 Final, 500y FR; 2 Final, 1650y FR; 6 Final, 200y BR; 3 Final, 400y IM PAN AMS - 7 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM; 2 Final, 800m FR-R Namesnik GP - 10 Final, 100m FR; 5 Final, 200m FR; 2 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR; 3 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m IM
US OPEN - 13 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 1500m FR; 4 Final, 400m IM PAN PAC - 5 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 13 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 1500m FR; 4 Final, 200m IM; 4 Final, 400m IM SC WORLD - 5 Final, 400m FR (Short Course Meters); 4 Final, 400m IM (Short Course Meters) SPG CHAMPS - 3 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 200m BK
US OPEN - 5 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 400m FR; 2 Final, 1500m FR; 15 Final, 200m BK; 4 Final, 200m IM; 1 Final, 400m IM SUM NATS - 2 Final, 1500m FR; 1 Final, 400m IM MoO DiP - 3 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM WORLD - 7 Final, 400m IM WC TRIALS - 22 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 200m IM; 2 Final, 400m IM 2004 OLY TRIALS - 15 Final, 200m FR; 6 Final, 400m FR; 5 Final, 1500m FR; 7 Final, 200m IM; 5 Final, 200m IM 2002 SUM NATS - 8 Final, 400m FR; 8 Final, 200m FL; 5 Final, 400m IM