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Garrett has been a member of Team USA since 2005 and continues to train with Coach Eddie Reese at The University of Texas. Through the years, he has turned his love of cooking and nutrition into a second passionate pursuit-sharing his heart-felt belief that everyone can live a healthier life.

Born :
August 06, 1985
Hometown :
Fox Point, Wisconsin
Residence :
Austin, Texas
Education :
University of Texas-Austin, BS, 2008. Major in Corporate Communications, Business Certificate
Passions :
Co-founded AthleticFoodieTM, a business designed to be a consulting and "go to" resource for healthy living while it also fosters a virtual community of like-minded individuals. Also Cooking, nutrition, sailing, snowboarding, camping, fishing, horses, entrepreneurship & travel.
Swimming Highlights :

2011 FINA World LCM Championships - Shanghai, China.
Gold medal - 4x100 medley relay; Bronze medal - 4x100 freestyle relay

2011 USA National LCM Championships - Palo Alto, CA
Gold medal - 100 freestyle
Bronze medal - 50 freestyle

2010 FINA World SC Championships - Dubai WR, Gold medal - 4x100 medley relay
Silver medal - 4x200 freestyle relay (broke previous WR)

2009 FINA World LCM Championships - Rome, Italy
Gold medal - 4x100 freestyle relay

2008 Olympics - Beijing, China
WR, Gold medal - 4x100 freestyle relay
Gold medal - 4x100 medley relay

2008 US Olympic Trials - Omaha, Nebraska
Gold medal & American Records - 50 freestyle & 100 freestyle

2007 FINA World LCM Championship - Melbourne, Australia
Gold medal - 4x100 freestyle relay

2005 FINA World LCM Championship - Montreal, Canada
Gold medal - 4x100 freestyle relay

2004 USA National LCM Championships - Palo Alto, CA
Gold medal - 100 freestyle

See below for college swimming highlights

Personal Achievements :

2009 ESPY - Greatest Moment:
Beijing Olympics - 4X100 freestyle relay

2008 Golden Goggle Award: Beijing Olympics - 4X100 freestyle relay

Sullivan Award, Finalist

Appointed to Texas Governor's Council for Physical Fitness and Sport

Emcee - Chefs Under Fire

Developed and featured in "AthleticFoodie Minutes" for Wisconsin Foodie TV.

Developed and featured in "Nutrition for Performance" video series for SwimOutlet.

Numerous personal appearances, clinics and cooking demonstrations.

Fundraiser and volunteer for "Colin's Hope"

Red Cross - Organized Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina benefit fundraisers.

Press - Authored :

"bon appétit" - Meaty Monday Madness

"The Huffington Post" - La Maison Troisgros

"The Huffington Post" - Momofuku Pork Buns

"The Huffington Post" - Cold Night in Paris

"The Huffington Post" - Refine Your Palate

"Texas Monthly" - The Skinny on Eating Healthy

"Austin American-Statesman" - Eating Like an Olympian

Monthly nutrition column in "Splash" Magazine aimed at children.

Regular blogger for USA Swimming

Press - Featured :

"Yahoo Sports" - Olympic Champ Enters Elite Culinary Circles

"Austin Fit" Magazine - Founding AthleticFoodie

"Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel" - Fueling the Need for Speed

"Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel" - Five-year plan

Numerous articles can be accessed through web search.

Cooking Highlights :

Garrett has had the good fortune to work as a "stage" (culinary apprentice) with renowned chefs in some of the world's most famous kitchens.

Noma, Copenhagen, Denmark - rated #1 restaurant in the world., Chef Rene Redzepi.

La Maison Troisgros, Roanne, France - Chef Michel Troisgros.

Daniel, New York, New York - Chef Daniel Boulud.

Castello delle Regine, Umbria, Italy - various chefs.

College Accolades :

2006 NCAA Champion - 100 freestyle.

2004 NCAA Champion & WR - 4x100 medley relay

NCAA & University of Texas record holder 200 medley relay, AR; 4x100 medley relay

UT Record holder-100 freestyle SCY, LCM; 50 freestyle, LCM; 200 freestyle relay, SCY

2004-05 Academic Big 12

18-time NCAA All American

2002 National Public High School record holder 100 freestyle

Personal :

Co-Founder of AthleticFoodieTM, a business designed to be a consulting and "go to" resource for healthy living while it also builds a virtual community of like-minded individuals.

Family - parents, Mark Gale, President & Managing Partner of Advertising Agency. Mother, Diane Weber, AthleticFoodie manager. Sister, Hillary Weber-Gale, graduated Rhode Island School of Design, designs for JCrew.

 

Click above for my nbcolympics.com Beijing bio.


Watch the 400 freestyle relay at nbcolympics.com

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