Swimming Career Highlights
Really competitive swimmers are never satisfied, but I've had some pretty good races during my career. I started out as a YMCA age-group club swimmer. Below are a few races that stand out in my mind. There have been many memorable team, relay and individual events.
Beijing Olympics Gold medal and WR in 400 freestyle relay; Gold medal in 400 medley relay.
2008 US Olympic Trials 50 and 100 Freestlyes, first place with American Record of 21.47 in the 50 and a time of 47.92 in the 100. (47.78 AR in prelims. First American to break 48.)
2008 American Long Course Championships LCM 50, 100 and 200 at 21.93, 48.50 and 1:49.06 respectively.
US National Team World Championship, Melbourne, Australia 4 X 100 Relay in 2007: 49.40.
NCAA Division I Champion SCY 100 Freestyle in 2006: 42.11. (My best is 41.94.)
US National Team World Championship, Montreal, Canada 4 X 100 Relay in 2005: 49.44.
World Record 400 SCM Medley Relay in 2004: 3:25.38.
Best Short Course Meter times are 21. 31 in the 50 and 46.29 in the 100.
National Public High School Record SCY 100 Freestyle in 2003: 43.49.
I've never swum the perfect race, there's always room for improvement.
My parents threw me into the deep end. Came up smiling.
Lead-off the 4 x 100 relay in the 2005 Duel in the Pool. Beat the Aussies.
Relaxing at the 2007 World Championships in Melbourne, Australia.