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Aaron PeirsolEdit

BackgroundEdit

Career Highlights:Edit

Broke his own world record and claimed gold in the 100m BK at the 2007 World Championships ... before the 2007 World Champs had not lost the 200m back at an international meet since the 2000 Olympic Games, when he finished second ... two-time Olympian who won three gold medals at the 2004 Olympic Games, becoming just the fifth male (fourth American) to sweep the backstroke races ... for the second time in a row, swept the backstroke races at 2005 World Championships, winning both 100m and 200m back and swimming the backstroke leg of the 400m medley relay (he also did it in 2003) ... captured his first international gold medal in 200m back at the 2001 World Champs ... youngest American (age 15) to break two minutes in 200m back when he did it at the 1999 Spring National Championships

Olympics:Edit

2004: Gold, 100m & 200m BK and 400m MR ... 2000: Silver, 200m BK

World ChampionshipsEdit

2007: Gold, 100m BK(WR); Silver, 200m BK ... 2005 & 2003: Gold, 100m & 200m BK & 400m MR ... 2001: Gold, 200m BK

2007 World Rankings: Edit

86th, 200m free; 26th, 50m back; 1st, 100m back; 3rd, 200m back; 44th, 100m fly; 63rd, 200m fly; 69th, 200m IM

Records:Edit

Holds WR in 100m BK, set at 2007 World Championships ... Former WR holder in 200m BK, set at 2006 Pan Pacific Champs ... Holds WR in 400m MED-R, set at 2004 Olympic Games ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 400y MED-R, set at 2006 ST American SC Champs ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record) in 200y MED-R, set at 2006 ST American SC Champs

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States Swim TitlesEdit

100m Back (5): '06 SUM, '05 SPG (WR), '02 SUM, '02SPG, '01 SPG 200m Back (6): '06 SUM, '05 SPG, '02 SUM, '02 SPG (WR), '01 SPG (USO), '00 SPG

DetailsEdit

General Accolades: 2005 USA Swimming Athlete of the Year ... youngest American (15 years old) to break two minutes in 200m back when he did it at the 1999 Spring National Championships International: Swam the backstroke leg of both world record-breaking 400m medley relays (lcm and scm) National Teams: Eight-time National A Team (1999-06) All-Star Team: Six-time (2001-06) Meet Honors: 2005 Spring Nationals CP Performance of the Meet winner Collegiate: 2003 NCAA Swimmer of the Year

Personal:Edit

High School: Newport Harbor HS '02 College: Texas '06 College Major: Government

Family, Village, Community Edit

Parents: Tim and Wella ... father is a mortgage broker, and mother is a retired dental hygenist Sibling(s): Younger sister (Hayley) swam at Auburn and is a member of the National Team … Aaron and Hayley became the only sibling duo to medal at the same World Champs when Hayley took silver in the 1500m free, followed by Aaron's gold in the 100m back, both on July 22, 2003 ... older stepsister (Erin) ... stepbrother (Greg) is the same age Sports Played Before Swimming: Water polo, basketball, baseball, soccer Nickname(s): Pinesol Hobbies Outside the Pool: Reading, going to the beach Charities: Is an ambassador for the Surfrider Foundation, working to increase awareness of beach and coastal environmental issues Charities: Is a spokesman for Oceana, the largest international organization solely dedicated to ocean advocacy Sponsor(s): Nike, Mutual of Omaha

Training Notes Edit

2008Edit

Swims 10,000 meters/yards per day, 3 hours a day, 6 days a week

Splash:Edit

Two-time Olympian (2004, 2000) Four Olympic medals (3g, 1s) Eight World medals (7g, 1s)

International MedalsEdit

2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 100m BK (WR); Silver, 200m BK 2007 Duel in The Pool 2007: Silver, 100m BK; Silver, 200m BK 2006 Pan Pacific Champs 2006: Gold, 400m MED-R; Gold, 200m BK (WR); Gold, 100m BK 2005 World Championships 2005: Gold, 400m MED-R; Gold, 200m BK; Gold, 100m BK 2004 Olympic Games 2004: Gold, 400m MED-R (WR); Gold, 100m BK; Gold, 200m BK (OR) 2003 World Champs 2003: Silver, 800m FR-R; Gold, 400m MED-R; Gold, 200m BK; Gold, 100m BK 2000 Olympic Games 2000: Silver, 200m BK

Top TimesEdit

Event 50m BK 100m BK 200m BK Best 25.30 52.98 1:54.44 Year Jul 05 Mar 07 Aug 06

2008Edit

08 SCSC GP - 11 Final, 200m FR; t2 Final, 100m BK; t1 Final, 200m BK 08 OSU GP - t1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK; t3 Final, 200m IM

2007Edit

PARIS - 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK MoO DiP - 2 Final, 100m BK; 2 Final, 200m BK WORLD - 1 Final, 100m BK (WR); 2 Final, 200m BK

2006Edit

PAN PAC - 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK (WR); 1 Final, 400m MED-R SUM NATS - 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK

2005Edit

MoO DiP - 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK WORLD - 5 Final, 50m BK; 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK WC TRIALS - 1 Final, 100m BK (WR); 1 Final, 100m BK (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); 1 Final, 100m BK (USO)

2004Edit

OLY - 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK (OR) OLY TRIALS - 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK (WR); 1 Final, 200m BK (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States / American Record); 1 Final, 200m BK (USO); 1 Final, 200m BK

2002Edit

SUM NATS - 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK SPG NATS - 6 Final, 200m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK (NAG (17-18)); 1 Final, 200m BK (NAG (17-18))

2003Edit

WORLD - 4 Semi, 50m BK; 8 Final, 50m BK; 1 Semi, 100m BK; 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Semi, 200m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK; 2 Final, 800m FR-R; 1 Final, 400m MED-R MoO DiP - 3 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK 53 2000 OLY - 2 Final, 200m BK

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