Cal's Nathan Adrian Earns Olympic Gold Medal as Member of 400 Free Relay | USA Swimming Bio
National Team Success
Placed sixth in the 50 free (21.49) at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome
Captured the 50 and 100 free at the 2009 ConocoPhillips National Championships
Won 2009 Golden Goggles Award as member of the United States' gold-medal winning 400-meter free relay at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome
Earned a gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a member of the U.S. 400-meter free relay, helping Team USA set a then-world record in the prelims with a time of 3:12.23, before the United States set a new world record in the final to capture gold
Qualified for the 2008 Olympic team by finishing fourth (48.46) in the 100 free at the U.S. Olympic Trials
Was the first Cal male swimmer since Anthony Ervin in 2000 to qualify for the U.S. Olympic squad
In the 2008 Short Course World Swimming Championships, won gold in the 100 free with a championship-record time of 46.67; was a member of the U.S. gold medal-winning and world record-setting 400 free relay; won silver in the 400 medley relay, swimming the free leg in 45.73
Member of 2010 NCAA champion 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley relays
2010 Pac-10 champion in the 50 and 100 free
Member of 2010 Pac-10 champion 400 free and 400 medley relays
2009 NCAA champion in the 50 (American record 18.71) and 100 free (American record 41.08)
2009 Pac-10 champion in the 50, 100 and 200 free
Member of 2009 Pac-10 champion 200 and 400 medley relays
Named 2009 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year
Named 2010 CoSida ESPN The Magazine All-Academic All-American and first-team Pac-10 All-Academic
Cal school record-holder in 50 (18.71), 100 (41.08) and 200 free (1:32.98)
On Cal school record-holding 200 medley (1:22.50, freestyle leg), 400 medley (3:01.69, freestyle leg), 200 free (1:15.13, lead-off leg), 400 free (2:47.61, lead-off leg) and 800 free (6:19.79, lead-off leg) relays (joins Graeme Moore as only people to be on all five school record relays)
Pac-10 record-holder in 50, 100 and 200 free, 200 and 400 free and 200 and 400 medley relays
High School Success
Has a brother, Justin, who swam for Washington, and a sister, Donella, who swam for Arizona State
Majoring in public health
Born Dec. 7, 1988, in Bremerton, Wash.
CAREER-BEST TIMES SHORT-COURSE YARDS 50 Free 18.71 100 Free 41.08 200 Free 1:32.98 100 Fly 46.62
LONG-COURSE METERS 50 Free 21.46 100 Free 48.00 100 Fly 54.29
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